Tonight’s in-state battle between Virginia Tech and Virginia will have a familiar voice on the call on ESPNU. No, not play-by-play announcer Doug Sherman, but his analyst, Seth Greenberg, who is a former Virginia Tech head coach, will be providing two hours of analysis between the Hokies and Cavaliers.
In nine seasons at the helm in Blacksburg, Greenberg went 170-123 and his best season was in 2006-07 when Virginia Tech made the NCAA Tournament and made it to the Round of 32. He was eight games under.500 at 68-76 in conference games between the Big East and ACC.
After being fired by Virginia Tech, Greenberg was hired at ESPN and mostly serves as a studio analyst and this will be the first game he’s called since being let go.
This is a big game for both teams in terms of adding a resume win if they have hopes to make the NCAA Tournament. The status of Hunter Cattoor at the time this article is being written is still up in the air as he recovers from a head injury suffered against Clemson one week ago. He missed the Hokies loss to Miami and they could use his presence on both ends of the floor. Earlier this week Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young said that he was feeling better, which is a good sign.
Virginia will look to slow down Sean Pedulla who is coming off back-to-back games of 30-plus points games, which makes it big for Lynn Kidd to be a presence on the inside against one of the top defensive teams in the ACC if they look to take away Pedulla.
Regardless of what happens tonight, Greenberg will be there to provide analyst between two in-state rivals looking to pick up a big win and look to turn their conference record around after losses last weekend.