Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 4/9/12
There was no sitting on the fence for Virginia Tech this past March. Instead of waiting anxiously to learn if they were included in the NCAA Tournament, the Hokies werent a factor this time around. Like in seven of Seth Greenbergs first eight seasons at Tech, the Hokies werent part of the NCAA Tournament, and in fact finished the season with a losing overall record and were tied for last place in the ACC. Virginia Tech had some solid players, such as guard Erick Green, but a variation of issues kept this team from developing into a more formidable squad. In the end, it was a season that pretty much has Greenberg on a hot seat entering next season. At some point, something has to give in Blacksburg. The Hokies finished the season 16-17 overall and 4-12 in the ACC. Here are the grades for their performance this season: VT offense: Tech rarely comes through when in need of a quality shot attempt at crunch time. The Hokies dribbled way too much, didnt use screens, took questionable shots, and only occasionally ran a fluid offense. They were 8th in the ACC in scoring (65.1), 11th in field goal percentage (42.0), 2nd in 3-point shooting (36.5 percent), and 9th in assists. Grade: D. VT defense: This is an area the Hokies almost always excel, and while they werent as strong this season as usual, they were still pretty good. Greenberg is an excellent defensive coach. His teams are always well prepared for opponents offenses and tendencies, and they almost always play hard. Tech finished 3rd in the ACC in scoring defense (62.3), 6th in field goal percentage defense (41.7), 1st in 3-point defense (28 percent), and 10th in blocked shots. Grade: B. VT intangibles: Scouting and preparation are intangibles that bode well for Greenberg. The Hokies were competitive in most of their games, and with several fortunate breaks could have had a very different season. Credit the staff for keeping the kids together despite one frustrating narrow loss after another. However, this team is not well coached on offense and at times makes some of the most puzzling decisions. Grade: B. VT final grade: Narrow losses indicate the Hokies were better than their record, but they also mean this team routinely failed to make plays down the stretch. Its roster indicates that tying for last in the ACC was a bad year, regardless of the close losses. Grade: D.
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