Greenberg takes coach of the year lead from Dino/A fight to the finish!

Posted by Andy Durham on February 17, 2010 at 10:26 am under College | 2 Comments to Read

I couldn’t have said it better myself…..One of our readers came through with that comment earlier today and it was, “Greenberg takes coach of the year lead from Dino”.

I was trying to get this up here to the site last night, when the battery on my computer died, while I was typing away at McDonald’s and that is the feeling I was getting about this ACC Coach of the Year race, as I was listening to the game on my drive back toward the MLK Blvd. McDonald’s, after catching the Ragsdale games in Jamestown…

I could not believe the Wake Forest-Virginia Tech game was still on the radio, but they were playing when I went into the Ragsdale gym and the Deacons and Hokies were still going at when I came out of the Ragsdale gym and since Tech won, Seth Greenberg(Virginia Tech) has grabbed a slight lead over Dion Gaudio(Wake Forest) for the Coach of the Year honors in the ACC….

Here’s the take on the Tech win last night from the www.theacc.com:

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech shot 51.6 percent in the second half and rallied from 11 points down with just over 12 minutes to go to knock off No. 23 Wake Forest 87-83 in an ACC game played Tuesday night at Cassell Coliseum.

The win enabled the Hokies to move to 21-4 overall on the season, 8-3 in the ACC, and Tech moved to a perfect 14-0 at home this season. In addition, the Hokies won their fifth straight ACC game – the first time they’ve won five straight conference games since the school joined the league.

Tech trailed Wake Forest 61-50 after two free throws by Wake’s Al-Farouq Aminu with 12:31 remaining in the game. But the Hokies embarked on a 20-8 run and took a 70-69 lead on a Malcolm Delaney 3-pointer with 6:44 left.

Wake Forest (18-6, 8-4) managed to recapture the lead a little more than two minutes later when L.D. Williams scored on a dunk with 4:13 to go. That gave the Deacons a slim 74-73 lead.

But Delaney answered with a lay-up at the 3:41 mark and that gave the Hokies the lead for good. Delaney drained a big 3-pointer 41 seconds later and JT Thompson’s two free throws with 2:35 to go capped a 7-0 Tech run that gave Tech an 80-74 lead.
Delaney, the ACC’s leading scorer, paced Tech with a game-high 31 points, hitting 9-for-20 from the floor, including 3-for-8 from beyond the 3-point arc. He also hit 10 of 13 from the free-throw line and tied a career high with nine rebounds. Dorenzo Hudson added 21 points – including eight in that 20-8 run – and seven rebounds for the Hokies, while Thompson had 16 points and five rebounds off the bench. Terrell Bell grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and tied a career high with four blocked shots for Tech, which out-rebounded the bigger Demon Deacons 47-38.

Aminu finished with 11 rebounds, eight offensive. Williams added 19 points for the Demon Deacons, while Smith scored 18 and dished out eight assists.


  • Eddie Willis said,

    Greenberg deserves the award with Coach “K” (not the impostor) a close second. I watched the game and thought Dino was outcoached last night. He choked as he normally does in a big game. The leaders on that team are Skip’s players, so let’s see what he does next year with Smith, McFarland, Aminu, etc.. Greenberg is winning consistently without big names at a school that is not a traditional basketball school. He deserves a lot of credit.
    The real coach “K” has done a superb job this year with a slow team sans a point guard—–he doesn’t sit around wringing his hands the way Roy does/is! He’s figuring out a way to coach and maximize the efforts and the production of his team.
    Roy is depending on Graves to be a leader, and that is just not going to happen. Less than 30% shooting the last two games when they needed a leader who would step up, take good shots, and pull a mediocre team with him.

  • Proud Wildcat said,

    I dont know where ESPN and their bracketology folks come from…but they still have the Hokies as a bubble team…Come on guys! They only have 4 losses…I know the loss to Carolina hurts, but geez, it cant be putting them on the bubble! They are in second place for heaven’s sake!