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Williams wins crowd over at Virginia Tech intro

Published On: Mar 24 2014 10:45:07 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 24 2014 03:00:32 PM CDT
Blacksburg, Va. -

Buzz Williams says he's taking over "a sleeping giant" as Virginia Tech's basketball coach.
    
The former Marquette coach was introduced Monday at Cassell Coliseum at what was part news conference and part pep rally. Roughly 2,000 fans attended, cheering often during the hour-long event
    
Williams compiled a 139-69 record in six seasons at Marquette, leading the Golden Eagles to five consecutive NCAA tournament appearances before they fell short this season, finishing 17-15 and 9-9 in the new Big East.
    
He takes over a program that has finished last three years in a row in the Atlantic Coast Conference and won just six of 38 games in league play during the last two seasons under James Johnson. The Hokies have been to just two NCAA tournaments in the past 25 years.