#174 R.P.I. Georgia Tech @ #64 R.P.I. Virginia Tech:
TV coverage: Sunday 1pm, on Raycom
Vegas line: VT-10.5
Yes, I do sit in an O&M flavored chair; and yet from where I sit VT has a fair to middling shot at going 3-1 (or better) in its next four basketball games. Such would vault a gutted Virginia Tech 2010-2011 men’s hoops team to 18-8 overall and perhaps more importantly in Selection Committee terms, 8-5 in A.C.C. intra-league play. 4-0 is within reach with two games at home, a revenge rematch in paris with likewise hurting france and a visit to A.C.C. bottom dwelling Wake at the tail end of this four-fer.
In the meantime however, we host a rather upsetting Georgia Tech squad who somewhat surprisingly got the best of us a couple of weeks ago in a Hot’lanta A.C.C. visiting ambush.
Gah.Tech has won one game since January 22nd and it just so happens that it was vs. VT. Be real nice to get some get-back and return of serve this Sunday afternoon inside the Cassell.
To mix my sporting metaphors a bit, right now is the time to mount Lombardi’s fabled “big push”. Seth is right; the season “is a marathon, not spirit” though I would so love to see the famous 1980’s Eamonn Coghlan kick as we are precisely one month removed from the A.C.C. championship game.
Time to make that big push and dash right on through the A.C.C. finish line on our way to what we all hope will be a very meritoriously well deserved NC2A big to March Madness! [Read more…]