What did Mike Young say after Virginia Tech beat Notre Dame?

The Hokies coach talked about Sean Pedulla, Hunter Cattoor, Robbie Beran and the upcoming ACC Tournament.
Virginia Tech v Syracuse
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Following Saturday's 82-76 win over Notre Dame at Cassell Coliseum, Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Mike Young met with the media on a number of topics as the Hokies clinched a first-round bye in the ACC Tournament this upcoming week in Washington, D.C. Here is what the veteran coach had to say.

Young spoke on the 28-point effort he got from point guard Sean Pedulla.

"He's just such a downhill player, all gas no breaks. he had a couple of opportunities in transition. he was hard to handle. He played a great game, I'm proud of Sean. He's a heck of a player. He is a really, really good basketball player that had a really great game this afternoon."

It was senior day for Virginia Tech and it was the last regular season game inside Cassell for Hunter Cattoor who had nine points. Young spoke about his five seasons with him in Blacksburg.

"He embodies what this community stands for, apprentices. He's done it the right way, he's a class person. He loves Virginia Tech, he loves this fanbase. He is a great player and an even better person. It's been a real pleasure and honor to coach him."

Young spoke about Robbie Beran doing the little things to help Tech beat the Irish.

"I said in the locker room that he did not have his best game offensively. He struggled in the first half. What shows up on here (scoresheet), does 't always indicate your value and what you do to help your team win. He rebounded the basketball well."

Young spoke about the upcoming ACC Tournament in Washington.

"I've been it so long, I've lost my last regular season night and won the tournament. It's a new world and our sole focus will be winning one game. Win a game. There's a lot that goes into tournament play and having the proper amount of rest leading into it is a big deal."

That wraps up the 2023-24 regular season and now it's tourney time, the best time of year for college basketball fans.