What should we expect from Virginia Tech?

        After Virginia Tech was snubbed from the 2010 NCAA Tournament field, the Hokies and Seth Greenberg headed to the NIT, only to get upset by Rhode Island. Their lone non-conference loss was to the Temple Owls- securing an overall record of 11-1 before January. Virginia Tech played themselves out of the NCAA Tournament before ACC conference play even began as they held one of the nation's worst non-conference schedules; this year, the Greenberg won't let that happen again as they'll test their luck with Purdue, Kansas State, Mississippi State and a spot in the Anaheim Classic where the field includes Oklahoma State, UNLV, Stanford and DePaul.

        The team is led by 6'3" senior guard, Malcolm Delaney, a two-time 1st Team All-ACC selection and one of the best players in the nation. Playing by his side is shooting guard Dorenzo Hudon, a big-time athlete who will streak down the sideline with Delaney in transition. Four seniors and one junior will likely comprise the starting lineup, but these veteran Hokies lack depth, especially in the frontcourt. They'll need Jeff Allen to step up this season and will look for former-Florida Gator, Allan Chaney to return to full health. Chaney, a 6'9", 245-pound forward collapsed during a spring workout on campus and was diagnosed with a heart ailment caused by a virus. There is still no word on when, or if, Chaney will be able to suit up this season. The latest loss for this Hokies team is the loss of Senior J.T. Thompson; the teams fourth leading scorer from a year ago.

By Corey Ruff - 9-20-10