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Report: Virginia Tech speaks with NC State assistant Bobby Lutz

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Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver has been hard at work looking for a new head coach after relieving Seth Greenberg of his duties on Monday afternoon.

And despite the criticism of both the timing of the move and how Greenberg was notified of the move, there have been multiple coaches who have expressed interest in the opening.

One of those coaches: current NC State associate head coach Bobby Lutz, who won 218 games in 12 seasons as head coach at Charlotte (1998-2010).

According to Mark Giannotto of the Washington Post there’s mutual interest between the two parties with Lutz’s prior head coaching experience seen as a positive.

Lutz isn’t the only name looking to become involved in the Virginia Tech search according to the report.

Other coaches reaching out to Virginia Tech either directly or through a third party include Loyola (MD) head coach Jimmy Patsos, Eastern Michigan head coach Rob Murphy and North Carolina assistant Steve Robinson.

Robinson went 110-104 in seven seasons as a head coach at Tulsa (1995-97; 46-18) and Florida State (1997-2002; 64-86).

Raphielle is also the assistant editor at CollegeHoops.net and can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.

VIDEO: UNLV’s Derrick Jones with more ridiculous dunks

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UNLV freshman Derrick Jones is probably the best dunker in college basketball and he took flight a few times on Tuesday afternoon at the Maui Invitational.

The Runnin’ Rebels trailed host school Chaminade at the half before rallying for a win and Jones had a couple of highlight-reel plays in the win.

VIDEO: UMass Lowell game delayed by shattered backboard

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UMass Lowell’s game with Wheelock College was delayed for a little over an hour on Tuesday afternoon after a dunk attempt from Dontavius Smith broke the backboard.

The game resumed and is currently in the second half. Here’s the video of Smith shattering the glass after he took flight.