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Know The Foe: Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech head coach Seth Greenberg
Virginia Tech head coach Seth Greenberg

A non-conference battle in ACC country takes the Cougars into Virginia. Here's your Virginia Tech edition of Know The Foe:

BIO

Name: Virginia Polytechnic Institute (that's for you @KilroyFSU)

Nickname: Hokies

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia

Enrollment: ~31,000

Venue: Cassell Coliseum, cap. 9,847

Tourney Appearances: 8 (6-8), last in 2007

Best season: 1995-96 -- Went 23-6, finished ranked #22, lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Also 1966-67, went 20-7 and lost in a regional final.

Player-Alumni: Dell Curry (82-86). Second-team All-American as a senior in 1986, played 15 years in the NBA, most-known for his ten-year stint with the Charlotte Hornets as a sharpshooting sixth man.

Coach: Seth Greenberg, 9th season (166-113, .595)

Last 5 Years: 99-57 (.635)

2011-12

Record: 12-7 (1-4 ACC)

RPI: 68

Point Averages: score 67.6, allow 60.1

The Hokies started 11-3 before dropping their first four in ACC play.

STAT LEADERS

Points: G Erick Green, 16.1 PPG; G Dorenzo Hudson, 11.7 PPG

Rebounds: F Dorian Finney-Smith, 7.5 RPG; F Jarell Eddie, 5.2 RPG

Assists: Green, 3.2 APG

Make sure to check out our interview with Chris Hatcher of the Virginia Tech blog Gobbler Country