BLACKSBURG – For the primary time since claiming the title in 2018, Virginia Tech will return to the Charleston Traditional this weekend. The Hokies will begin their run in opposition to Previous Dominion on Thursday night.
Thursday, Nov. 10 | 6:00 p.m. ET
TD Area (Charleston, S.C.)
vs. Previous Dominion
Sequence: VT leads 14-10
Recreation Notes: Virginia Tech (PDF)
Play-by-Play: Derek Jones
Analyst: Perry Clark
Virginia Tech Sports activities Community
Play-by-Play: Zach Mackey
Analyst: Mike Burnop
Virginia Tech is 14-10 all-time in opposition to Previous Dominion.
The Hokies and the Monarchs final met on Dec. 16, 2007 in Norfolk – a 72-69 ODU win.
Tech has dropped 4 of the final 5 within the ODU sequence.
Thursday would be the fourth neutral-site assembly between the 2 applications (VT leads 2-1).
HOT FROM DEEP
By way of three video games, the Hokies are capturing 44.9% from past the arc, which is the best share by three video games since Tech joined the ACC in 2004.
Three Hokies are capturing 47.1% or greater from deep (min. 10 makes an attempt): Grant Basile, Hunter Cattoor and Sean Pedulla.
As of Nov. 14, Virginia Tech is the one ACC crew with three gamers capturing 40.0% or greater (min. 2.5 3FGA/ recreation) from 3-point vary.
LOOKING FOR FIVE STRAIGHT
For the fifth-consecutive season, Virginia Tech is 3-0 to start out the season.
The Hokies could have for a 4-0 begin for the fifth-straight season on Thursday in opposition to ODU. If completed, that would be the first time it is ever occurred in program historical past.
RETURNING TO CHARLESTON
The Hokies are set to return to the Shriners Kids’s Charleston Traditional for the second time in program historical past.
Tech went 3-0 within the 2018 version of the event, defeating Ball State, Northeastern and No. 23 Purdue alongside the way in which.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker, who scored 20-plus factors in all three video games, earned event MVP honors.
SCOUTING THE MONARCHS
Previous Dominion is coming off a 72-58 win over Virginia Wesleyan on Monday, which moved the Monarchs to 2-1 on the season.
Rebounding can be a key think about Thursday’s recreation between Tech and ODU, particularly on the offensive finish. The Monarchs common 15.3 offensive rebounds per recreation – tied for twenty ninth within the nation.
The Monarchs had been slated to complete ninth within the Solar Belt within the league’s preseason coaches ballot.
Previous Dominion is led by Jeff Jones, who’s in his ninth season on the helm of the Monarchs. Jones is not any stranger to Virginia Tech, because the 30-year teaching veteran performed and coached at Virginia.
PLEDGE PER THREE
Pending the results of Thursday’s recreation, the Hokies will play both Furman or Penn State on Friday, Nov. 18.