Defending Virginia

Defenses are forcing Joe Harris and Sammy Zeglinski to use the dribble more to score.

For Virginia fans the aftermath of Sunday’s loss to Virginia Tech ranged from disappointment to worry. The frustration heavily hinged on the fact that the loss came to rival VT at home. That line of thinking included the following egg theory: “if you’re going to stink it up, why not do it against the other Tech on the road Thursday?”

The concern, on the other hand, stared at the long-term ramifications. That hypothesis? It’s the “how can the Hoos make the NCAA Tournament if they can’t even beat struggling Virginia Tech at home?” mindset. In other words, did the Hokies provide a blueprint for knocking off the Cavaliers?