What To Watch For With VT-UVa

Mike Scott and the Hoos open ACC play with VT.

With the first Virginia-Virginia Tech men’s basketball match-up coming early on the ACC calendar, the Cavaliers and Hokies will have to be in league battle mode the first weekend of December this time around. How will Seth Greenberg and Tony Bennett prepare their teams for the in-state showdown? Here are some things to watch for during the basketball game on Sunday.


Last season I thought Seth Greenberg was as well prepared for UVa’s personnel and tendencies as any coach the Cavaliers faced all season. Greenberg threw out a number of different offensive looks that forced Virginia to adjust match-ups; it was a smart strategy, particularly against a new coach who was still learning his personnel and trying to implement his system. I don’t think Greenberg will throw as many different things at the Cavalier defense this season but I do think that he’ll try to get at least one or two out-of-the-ordinary looks see how Bennett responds.