Thursday, October 28, 2010

Washington Post: Hokie Hoops Focused On Big Dance

Yesterday was media day for the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team.

The talk quickly turned to the Hokies pre-season #2 conference ranking and getting off the NCAA bubble which has burst out from under them the past two seasons.

According to the Wash Post, head coach Seth Greenberg “insisted that an NCAA Tournament berth would not define the success or failure of Virginia Tech during the 2010-11 season.”

"We can't control other people's perceptions," he said, emphasizing that the goal every year is to make the NCAA Tournament. "We can only do our job."

The Hokies six-member senior class has now won 65 games at Virginia Tech and could finish this season as the winningest class in school history. Coming off a record-setting 25-win season last year, the Hokies are ranked No. 23 in the USA Today coaches poll, and last week were rated behind only Duke in the ACC's preseason poll. Greenberg's rhetoric aside, there's only one logical step forward for this group.

"We're tired of playing in the NIT," said forward Jeff Allen. "NCAA Tournament, it's the big stage. We're seniors, that's the stage we need to be on."

That said, injuries are already a problem…

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