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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/ 7/2011

NCAA tournament 2011: Virginia Tech loves the bubble

By Eric Prisbell

Virginia Tech enters the final week of the season on the bubble? I'm shocked -- shocked!

Virginia Tech
Record: 19-10
RPI: 64
SOS: 87 (151 in non-conference)
Vs. top 50: 2-6
Vs. top 100: 7-7
Best wins: Duke (5), Florida State (45), Penn State (53)
Worst losses: Virginia (134), at Virginia (134), at Georgia Tech (162)
True road record: 4-6
As of today: One of the last at-large teams in field
Comment: The problem with VT, well, there's lots of problems. You have three questionable losses, a failure to take advantage of key non-league games, an entire resume built around one signature win. Oh, yeah, there's also the consecutive double-digit losses to close the regular season. If the tournament were not 68 teams this season, VT would not be in at the moment. Their best true road win was at Maryland. That's not going to impress too many people. VT needs to beat Georgia Tech in the first round of the ACC tournament on Thursday. They may need to beat Florida State in the quarterfinals as well. The state of the bubble in five days will determine that.

By Eric Prisbell  | March 7, 2011; 11:30 AM ET
 
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Ummm. Last I checked, 9 points was a single digit. Clemson 69, VT 60.

Posted by: ggilby1 | March 8, 2011 12:24 PM | Report abuse

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