Sunday, February 27, 2011
Virginia Tech Beats #1 Duke 64-60
I dare say I'm not surprised. For the third time in the last five seasons (tops in the NCAA) the Hokies knocked off the top-ranked college hoops squad in the land, edging Duke Saturday night in Blacksburg.
Thanks in large part to Jeff Allen's monster double-double (18 points, 15 rebounds), the Hokies took a large step towards solidifying an at-large berth in the "Big Dance".
The win puts the Hokies at 19-8 overall on the season with a 9-5 mark in ACC play.
With two games remaining against ACC foes, Tech sits poised to earn a first round bye in the ACC Tournament once again.
I would like to take this opportunity to point out that Brian expressed via text message following the game that he felt the Hokies still wouldn't get into the NCAA Tournament due to a "poor" non-conference schedule.
We'll have ample opportunity to point out the flaws in that viewpoint this coming week. In the meantime, I'll continue to bask in the glory of another impressive ACC victory.