News Worms
News Worms

How good could Virginia Tech get under Buzz Williams?

How good could Virginia Tech get under Buzz Williams?

"As best (Tech's players) can, they understand that something about this is different, and I think our guys have been really good".

They improved to 10-8 and 20-15 in his second season and reached the second round of the NIT.

Since finding out they'd be headed north, the Hokies have had to change their travel plans because of a snowstorm that hit much of the East Coast, western NY included.

"I think that will be a constant stress for us", Williams said. Over the course of a three-game stretch that included the regular-season finale against Minnesota and games against IN and Northwestern IN the Big Ten tournament, the Badgers were good at making sharp cuts off the ball and using rim runs to gave Happ and Hayes passing options. But our two practices here, and our three film sessions thus far have been outstanding.

"But they don't understand it because they've never done it".

UVA basketball's London Perrantes, Devon Hall and Tony Bennett discuss the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

Of course, this UW team has mounds of experience playing playoff basketball, especially compared to the Hokies.

"I don't think it's overblown at all", Williams said of Wisconsin's edge in experience.

That doesn't necessarily mean they'll be a Final Four threat like some of usual suspects from the conference.

During a friendly scouting session in 2002 with Buzz Williams in Greg Gard's hotel room during a tournament in Hawaii, Gard gained first-hand insight into the kind of unique, eccentric and slightly-odd coaching mind Williams was cultivating.

Koenig averaged a team-high 14.1 points but was slowed for a couple weeks late in the year by a calf injury. "I know Virginia is a great defensive team, but North Carolina can't go around scoring 43 points in an era where you have a shot clock and a 3-point shot".

Zach LeDay hopes he and his teammates get to celebrate in Buffalo. With five players scoring 12 or more points per game and four players who grab at least five rebounds per game, it has multiple contributors who can take over a game. However, there haven't always been happy, we're-in-the-tournament vibes in Madison.

"We went through that five, six-game skid and the (Big Ten) tournament was a clean slate for us", Brown said.

So we'll see! Here's the viewing information for tonight's game, as well as the full TV schedule for the first round of March Madness. Everybody's been watching film.

"I'm gonna assume they watch film and probably are gonna double", redshirt sophomore forward Ethan Happ said. After losing 71-48 in Charlottesville on February 1, the Hokies beat the visiting Cavaliers 80-78 in two overtimes 11 days later. That's what I see as Virginia's problem.

We've previewed the matchup from both sides: Jawhar Ali from Gobbler Country brought us up to speed on the Hokies before B5Q's own Drew Hamm returned the favor with a Badgers-oriented Q&A. "They're very comfortable. I get a lot of feedback because they don't sell them at the Nike store anymore because they're old", LeDay said. We don't play that many guys. It's really special, and we just want to keep it going.


editors' picks

March 17, 2017
Kevin Love and Kyle Korver should return soon for Cavs
Coach Tyronn Lue said Love would be on an unspecified minutes restriction and may not be able to play in back-to-back games. One night after facing the Clippers, the Cavs stay in Los Angeles to play the Lakers.

March 17, 2017
Coleman says Woodburn makes the grade based on talent
He's training with worldwide players everyday so it's a small transition and there won't be any problem for him. Liverpool midfielder Ben Woodburn has also been named in Wales' squad for the first time.

March 17, 2017
BBC team caught in Etna explosion
Ten people were reportedly hurt during an eruption of the volcano, which is the highest and most active in Europe. Morelle said the explosion was "a reminder of how unsafe [and] unpredictable volcanoes can be".

March 17, 2017
Tight end Jared Cook visiting Seahawks on Tuesday
The Vikings appear to be targeting Murray as the replacement for free agent running back Adrian Peterson. He caught 30 passes for 377 yards and one touchdown in 10 games in his only season with the Packers.

March 17, 2017
Too many rule changes will slow the game down, says Wenger
Arsenal have told Sky Sports that there is no truth to reports that he could leave the club this summer to manage in Turkey. Arsene Wenger is the longest reigning Arsenal manager of all time and his accolades speak volumes about his ability.

March 16, 2017
Nigeria Customs Suspends Vehicle Duty Policy
The Customs service said that the suspension was placed in order to resolve issues with the Senate Committee on Customs. George Sekibo that the senate should employ the provision of section 89 of the 1999 constitution as amended.

March 16, 2017
'This Is Us' Star On Fan Reaction to 'Disappointing' Finale
He then picked up his bags and walked out the door. 'For the first time in years I have something for myself, ' she yelled. Something that is rarely seen but everyone knows for sure that it is there. "I promise you , it's just getting started".

March 16, 2017
Russian spies to be charged over data breach at Yahoo
The stolen data included names, email addresses , phone numbers, dates of birth, and encrypted passwords, said Yahoo . Last year, Yahoo revealed it was the victim of at least two hacking incidents from an "unauthorized third party".

March 16, 2017
Charges dropped against ex-New York Jets player Darrelle Revis
Two years ago, the Steelers were a surprise inclusion in the chase to sign Revis after his deal with the Patriots expired. Bolton's attorney insisted his client wasn't just a "fall guy" for Revis.

March 16, 2017
Watch Ian McShane's Bloody Showdown in 'American Gods' Trailer
Our first look at the show previous year introduced Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle ), who is recruited by Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane ) to help in a coming war between the gods of the old world and those of the new.