This writer thinks he has found a very interesting fact about VaTech's victory over GT:
Virginia Tech won at Georgia Tech, 70-69. It was 23 years and, by my count, at least three conferences ago, when V-Tech last beat a ranked team on the road. Since it won at Louisville on Jan. 23, 1982, I remember V-Tech being in the Metro, A-10, Big East and now Atlantic Coast Conference.
It is one thing for VT to win the ACC football championship in its first year. What is it doing winning basketball games? Didn't anybody tell the Hokies they have no shot in the ACC?
Evidently the folks at ESPN caught this fact as well:
COACH WHO EARNED HIS COURTESY CAR THIS WEEK:
Virginia Tech's Seth Greenberg (18). His Hokies figured to be utter road kill in their first ACC season, yet they're currently riding a three-game league winning streak. Granted, the three wins are by a total of four points, so they're living right, but any underdog that can beat Georgia Tech on its home floor deserves some love from The Minutes. It was Virginia Tech's first road win over a ranked team in 23 years.
COACH WHO SHOULD TAKE THE BUS TO WORK THIS WEEK:
Georgia Tech's Paul Hewitt (19) gets the equal and opposite reaction from Greenberg. His Yellow Jackets have now lost three straight, and B.J. Elder's injury is not a valid enough excuse for that.
Meanwhile, Boston College has turned their loss to GT in last year's tourney into something special this year.
Here is a look ahead to our match-up with Wake Forest.