Virginia Tech Basketball Postseason Thoughts, Part 1: The Season

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Virginia Tech’s season is over, and today is part one of our postseason thoughts. (Matt Gentry, ACC Pool)

Virginia Tech’s basketball season is over, and on the whole, it was a good one.  I don’t think anyone but the staunchest of Hokie fans would have predicted Tech to be in the NCAA Tournament this season.  If you think back to what the roster looked like when Mike Young first took over in the spring of 2019, it was very hard at the time to see Tech being where they are right now.

As a comparison, UVA’s Tony Bennett is regarded as one of college basketball’s best coaches, and he certainly is that.  Here’s what Bennett did in his first two seasons in Charlottesville…

2009-10: 15-16 overall, 5-11 ACC, no postseason
2010-11: 16-15 overall, 7-9 ACC, no postseason

Here are Mike Young’s first two seasons in Blacksburg…

2019-20: 16-16 overall, 7-13 ACC, no postseason
2020-21: 15-7* overall, 9-4 ACC, NCAA Tournament first round

*Tech likely would have been a 20-win team this year with a regular schedule.

I’m not predicting a National Championship