Hokies Stumble, But Still Have Strong Chance To Make Big Dance!

R SContributor IFebruary 22, 2010

ATLANTA - MARCH 13:  Malcolm Delaney #23 of the Virginia Tech Hokies reacts to play against the North Carolina Tar Heels during day two of the 2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament on March 13, 2009 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The five game win streak is over for the Hokies. Unfortunately, they will not have time to dwell on the tough road lost against Duke. VT travels to Boston College to face an Eagles team coming off a victory over UNC.

Boston College is a better team then their record (13-13) indicates. The loses to Wake Forest (92-85) and Duke (66-63) were well played games by the Eagles. The Eagles win over UNC may not be the shocker it may have been in past years, but it is a good confidence booster to end a 4 game skid. Boston College is 10-7 all time against the Hokies, but have only been 1-4 recently. They will come into this game with strong determination not to be swept by VT this year.  

The Hokies won the first match at home 63-62. It was a wild lay-up from Dorenzo Hudson in the final seconds that propelled the Hokies to a 1 point victory.  Malcom Delaney must have a big game to ensure the victory for the Hokies. Jeff Allen and Dorenzo Hudson will also be key contributors and must stay out of foul trouble. VT will need to control the ball and attack the basket; free throws will be the answer for the Hokies to get the W. 

After the lost to Duke the Hokies need to get back to to their winning ways and fast. After the BC game, RED HOT Greivis Vasques and the Terps visit Cassel Coliseum. This game will be another opportunity to get the resume making Victory VT needs. The Hokies are a perfect 14-0 at home, this game will be a duel of guards. Delaney (20.2 ppg) versus Vasquez (18.8 ppg) will be a great matchup to watch. The hokies should not let this game with the Terps distract them from the game with BC. Seth Greenburg must keep his team discipled and sharp. They is no room to fumble down the home strech toward the NCAA Tourney 

VT has 4 games left before the ACC Tourney. If they defend home court and win the 1 of 2 on the road, VT will have extra time to rest up with a first round bye. In my opinion the Hokies will finish the regular season 24-6(11-5 ACC). 2 wins in the ACC tourney should lock up their NCAA Bid, anything else will leave their fate up to the committees due to their weak out of conference schedule. GOOO Hokies!!!