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 â€“ 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 â€“ the first time theyâ€™ve won five straight conference games since the school joined the league.
Tech trailed Wake Forest 61-50 after two free throws by Wakeâ€™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 Thompsonâ€™s two free throws with 2:35 to go capped a 7-0 Tech run that gave Tech an 80-74 lead.
Delaney, the ACCâ€™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 â€“ including eight in that 20-8 run â€“ 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.