Virginia Tech sophomore guard Malcolm Delaney was named ACC Player of the
Week following his impressive performances against Wake Forest and Miami. He is
the first Virginia Tech player to win ACC Player of the Week honors this season.
On Wednesday night, the Hokies defeated then-#1 Wake Forest 78-71 in
Winston-Salem. Delaney led the charge, scoring 21 points and grabbing eight
rebounds, while dishing out three assists. He led Virginia Tech in scoring and
rebounding against the Demon Deacons.
As good as Delaney was against Wake, he was even better against Miami. He
finished with a career-high 29 points against the Hurricanes, and he also had
three steals. None of his shots was bigger than his clutch three-pointer with a
defender right in his face with 1:50 remaining in overtime to put the Hokies up
In five ACC games this year, Delaney is averaging 21 points per game, which
is fifth in the conference. In those five games, he is shooting 48.6% from the
field, which ranks 10th in the ACC.
Tech-Clemson Set for ESPN2
Thursday’s Virginia Tech-Clemson game was originally scheduled to be
broadcast on either ESPN or ESPN2. Following this past week’s games, the network
decided to show the game on ESPN2 this Thursday at 7pm.
Clemson is 17-2 overall with a 3-2 mark in ACC play. They are ranked #11 in
the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, while the AP Poll ranks them #12 nationally.
The Tigers are led by forward Trevor Booker, guard/forward K.C. Rivers and guard
Virginia Tech is 14-5 overall and 4-1 in the ACC. The Hokies have won five
games in a row, and nine out of their last 10.