BLACKSBURG – The reigning ACC champions will take their house court docket for the primary time since elevating the trophy in March, because the Hokies host Delaware State on Monday evening at Cassell Coliseum.
Monday evening would be the first of two nights celebrating Virginia Tech’s ACC title. Followers can take a photograph with the ACC Match trophy on the concourse in the course of the recreation, whereas early arriving college students can choose up an ACC title tumbler whereas provides final.
Gates will open at 8 p.m. for Monday’s recreation. Lot 1 (Cassell Lot) will likely be open to the general public for Monday’s doubleheader on first-come, first-serve foundation.
Monday, Nov. 7 | 9:00 p.m. ET
Cassell Coliseum (Blacksburg, Va.)
vs. Delaware State
Collection: VT leads 2-0
Recreation Notes: Virginia Tech
ACC Community Further
Play-by-Play: Evan Hughes
Analyst: Mack McCarthy
Virginia Tech Sports activities Community
Play-by-Play: Zach Mackey
Analyst: Mike Burnop
Virginia Tech is 2-0 all-time in opposition to Delaware State.
The 2 sides final performed within the 2019-20 season – a 100-64 house victory for the Hokies.
VT hit a school-record 21 threes in that recreation.
A WIN WOULD…
Enhance Tech’s file in season openers to 87-28.
Be the Hokies’ seventh straight season-opening win, courting again to 2016-17. Seven straight season-opening wins can be the fifth longest streak in program historical past.
SCOUTING THE HORNETS
Delaware State dispatched Gwynedd Mercy final Thursday in a house exhibition, 77-39.
4 Hornets reached double-figure scoring, led by O’Koye Parker’s 13.
Delaware State completed 2-25 total, 0-14 within the MEAC final season.
Virginia Tech claimed its first-ever ACC title in program historical past by profitable 4 video games in 4 days in Brooklyn, New York final March.
The seventh-seeded Hokies grew to become the bottom seed to ever win the ACC Match, doing so by knocking off the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 1 seeds in consecutive days in Brooklyn.
Tech’s solely different convention event title in program historical past is the 1979 Metro Convention championship, defeating Florida State 68-60 within the closing.
FIVE STRAIGHT TICKETS PUNCHED
The Hokies are among the many nation’s leaders in energetic NCAA Match appearances. With their program file fifth straight look locked up in 2022, they personal the eighth-longest energetic streak. It is the second-longest amongst ACC packages (North Carolina – 11).
TRIO OF TRANSFERS
Tech landed Grant Basile (Wright State), John Camden (Memphis) and Mylyjael Poteat (Rice) out of the switch portal within the offseason.
Basile is the favourite to switch two-time All-ACC honoree Keve Aluma on the 5 place for the Hokies. The 6-foot-9 ahead is flexible and has 3-point vary, which can as soon as once more present VT the chance to area the ground with all 5 starters having the inexperienced gentle from three.
Camden will add depth on the wing, enjoying the three and the 4 positions for Tech. At 6-foot-8, Camden offers VT the choice to play huge when he slides over to the three place. He will likely be one other sharpshooter so as to add to the Hokies’ already potent outdoors assault.
Poteat has maybe been the most important shock among the many transfers. His footwork and arms have drawn reward from Coach Younger over the summer season. He’ll primarily play on the 5 place for Tech.
PLEDGE PER THREE
Tech continues its three-game homestand Thursday for Army Appreciation Evening vs. Lehigh. Tipoff is about for 6 p.m. inside Cassell Coliseum.