With Second Place In The ACC At Stake, Pry, Hokies Zeroed In On An Impressive Louisville

The Hokies have won three of their last four to get into the ACC race. (Jon Fleming)

Crazy as it may seem, Saturday’s game between Virginia Tech and No. 15 Louisville — teams picked in the preseason to finish 11th and eighth in the ACC — will be for sole possession of second place in the conference with only a few games left.

As weird as it sounds to say about a Hokies team that began the year with a 1-3 record in non-conference play, Tech (4-4, 3-1 ACC) very well could be in the driver’s seat for a trip to Charlotte and a potential rematch with Florida State if it can find a way to win on the road against the Cardinals.

Brent Pry doesn’t want to hear it.

“We don’t think about that,” the Hokies coach said at his weekly news conference Tuesday. “I’d be disappointed if somebody was. We work really hard on focusing on the next opponent. These guys understand and know that that’s part of the key to our success, to us improving.