Monday, March 22, 2010

Connecticut Connection

There is a local connection on Virginia Tech: Allan Chaney, who lived in New London for three years, is a red-shirt sophomore.

Chaney is from Baltimore but moved to New London as a teen and played three years at New London High. He went off to play for Billy Donovan at Florida, but apparently had a miserable time and transferred to Tech to join his good friend, fellow Baltimore native Malcolm Delaney.

***Entertaining first half. UConn's got 11 offensive rebounds but eight turnovers, several of which helped turn a 12-point lead with 7:07 to go in the half to five (35-30) here at the break, following JT Thompson's 3-pointer at the buzzer (just the third trey of his career).

Tech coach Seth Greenberg got a technical foul for yelling at the refs less than six minutes into the game. Hokie fans wanted a tech on Ater Majok, after Jerome Dyson was called for a foul and it appeared Majok may have stepped on a VT player on the ground. I didn't see it, to be honest.

Tech had seven turnovers in the first 13 minutes but none over the last seven. ACC leading scorer Delaney is 0-for-6 with exactly one point, as Kemba Walker has done a nice job guarding him.

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