By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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On a midspring afternoon, Erick Green's last season at Virginia Tech was plunged into doubt.
After a spring of tumult, James Johnson is Virginia Tech's basketball coach, the rare longtime assistant whose first chance to run a program comes in the ACC. And he brings with him a message, manner and approach all aimed the same direction. "My voice," Johnson said recently, "is opportunistic."
Virginia Tech chose James Johnson to replace Seth Greenberg as its men's basketball coach.
Seth Greenberg was fired as the men's basketball coach at Virginia Tech on Monday, a decision athletic director Jim Weaver said he and basketball administrator Tom Gabbard arrived at last week as they assessed the state of the program.
Jontel Evans' mom will be in town Sunday night, and she has a very important job.
As he stood in the locker room at Philips Arena on Friday, minutes after his Virginia Tech career had ended in a 60-56 loss to Duke, senior guard Dorenzo Hudson looked around at all his young teammates and thought about how much college basketball they still had ahead of them
As the Virginia Tech men's basketball team rode the bus back from Duke last week, after another down-to-the-wire, punch-in-the-gut loss, the only senior to play for the Hokies that night said something to his teammates.
Virginia Tech basketball fans have grown accustomed lately to watching their team's games come down to the wire. Recent history dictates that won't be the case Saturday.
Dorenzo Hudson subbed into the game on the final play to be a passer. He ended it on the floor under a pile of his teammates as the savior.
With just one day to prepare for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech basketball coach Seth Greenberg would have loved to lean on some past experiences. But the Yellow Jackets are in their first year under new coach Brian Gregory, so most of what Greenberg and the Hokies learned about Georgia Tech during the Paul Hewitt era is out the window.
A rare nonconference rematch between Virginia Tech and Oklahoma State didn't end up all that different than the first meeting.
Virginia Tech's men's basketball team walked onto the court to start the second half Saturday with a three-point lead over Campbell.
Jeff Allen scored 19 points to help Virginia Tech overcome the sting of not making the NCAA tournament with a 79-54 win over Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
As the No. 1 seed, Pittsburgh is the better team.
Expanding the field to 68 teams was supposed to make this so easy there was no screwing it up. Which, of course, the NCAA selection committee promptly did.
Within three hours of Tech's announcement about Greenberg, Old Dominion announced it had hired Richardson, who spent five years on Blaine Taylor's staff before going to Blacksburg.
Greenberg did not return telephone messages Monday, but said in a text to the AP at 1:27 that he had a recruit on campus.