Team of the Moment: Virginia Tech

    
March 14th, 2008

Virginia Tech
19-12 (9-7 ACC)

Computer numbers (courtesy of kenpom.com; through Thursday's games): RPI 59, SOS 52.

Result today: Beat Miami 63-49 in an ACC quarterfinal.

After a day littered with teams who seemingly don't want to hear their names called on CBS Sunday afternoon, the Hokies went out and took care of business in eliminating expansion bosom buddy Miami in Charlotte earlier today. Malcolm Delaney and A.D. Vassallo each scored fifteen points, and forwards Jeff Allen and Deron Washington both posted double-double in knocking off the Canes. The difference was Virginia Tech's board work, pasting Miami 47-22 in the rebounding category. So, does this win get the Hokies into the Tournament? That remains to be seen, but at the least they've earned themselves an opportunity to control their own destiny when they get North Carolina in tomorrow's ACC semifinal.

On the clock: Colgate and American. The winner of the Patriot League final, currently being played on ESPN2, will be the next automatic entry into the NCAA Tournament. American leads 20-18 with about five minutes remaining in the first half.