I cannot describe how angry and embarrassed I was with our play versus UNC …
Now, having said that, I can express how proud I was with our resiliency to bounce back, go on the road, get down early and grind our way to a win against a very good Maryland team.
The win at Maryland puts us at "plus one" with three home games remaining. The road to the NCAA Tournament might have hit a detour in Chapel Hill, but the win at College Park has given us a new direction, energy and enthusiasm.
During the next two weeks, we have an opportunity to improve ourselves in regards to the league. It starts Saturday at 2 p.m. versus a very talented Georgia Tech team. We need Cassell at its very best on Saturday. Please remember to wear your black and red in support of our friends at NIU. This display will be another example of how we can support them in their healing process by our actions and also show how we have persevered.
If you are a season ticket holder and cannot make the game due to other commitments, please get your tickets into someone else's hands. Even though you can't be there, that act will be another example of your support. This weekend is "Hokie Celebration Weekend" and we have had great success on this weekend in recent years.
Please remember it's all about our working together to build a program. It's about passion. It's about creating a winning culture, attitude and atmosphere. You are difference-makers for our team. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
men's basketball coach