Back in the 2006-07 basketball season, Dorenzo Hudson and Mike Scott were both playing on the Hargrave Military Academy post-grad team along with Jeff Allen. Of those three, only one will be on the court Saturday afternoon when the Hokies and Hoos renew their in-state rivalry on the basketball court.
The respective teams have gone in different directions since their first meeting and since injuries to Scott and Hudson have ended their seasons.
The Hokies have played good basketball despite their lack of numbers, and after winning over Maryland earlier this week they find themselves in fourth place all alone in the ACC, and as is the norm this time of year with a chance to make the NCAA tournament.
The next step in achieving that goal is exacting some revenge on the Wahoos who beat the Hokies in Blacksburg back in December in the first conference game for both teams.
"I'm never going to forget that, how they came into our house and beat us and outplayed us. They definitely outplayed us but definitely when we get down there that isn't going to happen," said Erick Green.
"It means a lot, they came up here and snuck one against us, you know we got to go down there and get it back," said Jeff Allen.
"Every year it is huge, our coaching staff, they are always amped up, we just know we got to come out and be ready to play," said Terrell Bell.
The other side of the coin has the Cavaliers who have just two ACC wins since beating the Hokies and are coming off their worst offensive output of the season against Duke on Wednesday.
Tony Bennett's club though is looking to channel the good juju from their earlier meeting against Tech when they play them in John Paul Jones Arena.
"We got to turn it around real quick, it is a quick turnaround those guys are looking to come in here and beat us. I know they are licking their chops with cause Mike is gone but we have to come in with the same mentality that we did on December 4th and just come in there and be ready to play," said Jontel Evans.
"They are great transistion team, Delaney especially he is particularly tough to guard in transistion and he is great player and possibly pro potential so it is containing guys like that," said Joe Harris.