2009-2010 Tech Talk Live Notes for 1/25/10

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Tech Talk Live (football and basketball season)

When: Every Monday from 7:00-9:00 during football season, 7:00-8:00 during basketball season.

Where: Click here for a list of radio stations, and to find the link for listening to the show on the Internet (look to the right on the hokiesports.com page that loads when you click the link). You can see the show in person Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill in Blacksburg.

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Seth Greenberg

  • Tech was offensively challenged against BC, though they played hard. They
    did a great job of getting baskets out of their defense.
  • Greenberg told his team on Monday that their reseliency has been amazing.
    They are going to have some games this year where they don’t play well. It’s
    important to fight through it.
  • Terrell Bell and Dorenzo Hudson are really finding their niche. Victor
    Davila is starting to come around on the inside.
  • Tech had a great practice on Monday. Greenberg told them that if they want
    to be relevant at the end of February, they have to improve offensively.
  • Terrell Bell is embracing his role. He’s averaging over seven rebounds per
    game in league play. He’s running the court hard, and he needs to continue
    to concentrate on that.
  • Dorenzo Hudson is playing at a high level right now. He’s playing with so
    much more confidence. To Greenberg, it’s his intangibles that make him good.
    He always says the right things in the locker room.
  • Tech held Malcolm Delaney out of practice on Monday. They want him to get
    as healthy as possible. He was getting treatment at 8am on Monday. He’ll go
    light on Tuesday, and hopefully he’ll be full blast by Wednesday.
  • Tech is building an indentity. Greenberg was happy with the turnovers
    forced against BC, but not happy with the defensive field goal percentage.
    Halfcourt defense was solid, ball screen defense was outstanding, but
    transition defense needs to be better.
  • Malcolm Delaney is getting better on ball screens. He really knows how to
    use screens. Greenberg would like see him improve his midrange game. That
    was a big part of his game during his freshman year, and he needs to go to
    that more.
  • Allan Chaney is a very talented, skilled player. He can really rebound the
    ball, and he can put it on the floor from the perimeter. He has a good shot,
    and they are working on a quicker release. He’s a “really big time
    rebounder”, and Greenberg wants him to change ends of the floor a
    little better. He’s got size, he’s explosive to the basket area. He is back
    at practice doing non-contact drills. He is similar to Florida State’s Chris
    Singleton. Singleton is a “3” (small forward) at FSU, but he would
    be a “4” (power forward) under Greenberg. Chaney will play
    “4” at Tech. He has great hands, he’s strong, and he has an
    unbelievable work ethic. He’s going to be a very, very good player.
  • Greenberg isn’t worried about being ranked at this point in the season. It
    doesn’t matter in January. He wants to be ranked in the Top 65 in March.
  • Tech was in a position to put the BC game away, but they didn’t. However,
    they felt confident going down the stretch because they’ve been good in that
    situation this year.
  • The crowd was great on Saturday. The crowds have been great all season.
    The Cassell Guard is bringing a lot of energy. It’s exciting to see that
    culture develop.
  • Seth’s Top Five of Monday night were the Top Five ACC guards in history.
    They were: UNC’s Charlie Scott, Wake’s Chris Paul, UNC’s Phil Ford, NC
    State’s David Thompson and UNC’s Michael Jordan.
  • UVA runs the “Pack Defense”. It’s basically a help defense where
    they put great pressure on the ball. They are going to have four guys within
    18 feet of the basket. UVA plays really hard and they’ve got guys who can
    make shots. Sylven Landesberg is a great basketball player. Mike Scott is
    playing with great confidence. They do a really good job of doubling the
  • Jeff Allen played really hard on Saturday. He was alert and he was
    knocking balls away. He’s been great in practice, showing good energy. He’s
    poised for a good final 13 games.
  • BC has a unique tight flex offense, and Tech’s freshmen didn’t show they
    could guard it very well in practice leading up to the game. They’ll play
    more, but BC wasn’t a great matchup for them. Tech has built a program now,
    and it’s a process to earn playing time. Terrell Bell didn’t play much as a
    freshman, but he has developed and is playing well now.
  • UVA is 10-1 at home. They had a great home win against Georgia Tech. The
    Hoos have juniors and seniors. They are playing with a lot of confidence.
    Sylven Landesberg is a great piece to build around. Greenberg thinks their
    offense is actually more dangerous than their defense. Landesberg is a tough
    matchup. Mike Scott does a great job of running the floor.

Monday was Day 1,885 of Virginia Tech’s continuous possession of the Commonwealth Cup.

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