Virginia Tech Capsule
Nickname: Hokies Coach: Seth Greenberg Location: Blacksburg, Virginia Record at Virginia Tech: 66-55 Conference: Atlantic Coast Career record: 279-225 Overall Record: 21-11 Conference Record and Finish: 10-6, 3rd Seed, Region and Bid: 5, West, At-large Total NCAA Tournament Bids: 8 NCAA Tournament Record: 5-7 Final Four Appearances: 0 NCAA Tournament Championships: 0 Best NCAA Tournament Finish: REGIONAL FINALIST (1967) Final ESPN/USA Today ranking: NR Final Associated Press ranking: NR Final Ratings Percentage Index: 34 Record vs. teams in the field: 8-4 Starters: F -- Deron Washington (6-7, 205, Jr. -- 11.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg) F -- Coleman Collins (6-9, 243, Sr. -- 7.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg) F -- A.D. Vassallo (6-6, 217, So. -- 11.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg) G -- Zabian Dowdell (6-3, 190, Sr. -- 18.0 ppg, 3.3 apg) G -- Jamon Gordon (6-3, 212, Sr. -- 11.3 ppg, 4.6 apg) Key Reserves: G -- Cheick Diakite (6-9, 230, So. -- 3.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg) G -- Nigel Munson (6-0, 175, Fr. -- 3.1 ppg) (statistics before NCAA Tournament) OUTLOOK: The Hokies have a commodity that not too many teams in the tournament possess - multiple senior leaders in Dowdell and Gordon. The backcourt duo is very dangerous when they are on, as Virginia Tech came out of nowhere to challenge for the ACC regular-season title. Up front, Washington is an active body who always appears to be in the middle of everything. The Hokies' highlight of the season came when they beat Duke and North Carolina in back-to-back league games in January. Virginia Tech, which is in the NCAAs for the first time since 1996, actually swept the season series with the Tar Heels. However, the Hokies enter their matchup with Illinois with three losses in their last four games. NEXT GAME: Friday vs. (12) Illinois at Columbus, Ohio
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Updated Wednesday, Mar 14, 2007