Virginia Tech basketball Boston College preview

#36 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #204 R.P.I. Boston College:

Virginia Tech basketball climbs Chestnut Hill up @Boston College on Saturday afternoon in the made for TV Atlantic Coast Conference tilt at 4 PM, this weekend on Raycom Sports Network (check your local listings).

The Flying Eagles fly back home perched at a very modest looking 9 up and 19 down overall and a clipped looking 2-13 inside the A.c.c. In point of fact, Boston College has won not one game since we last saw them going none for their last eleven most recent contests. As most of the hooping cognoscenti would agree, Boston College is the zeta team or fifteenth best in an Atlantic Coast race of 15 as these grounded Eagles have won exactly one D-1 men’s hoops contest since New Year’s Day; and they have only been real competitive in a single game since we saw them last. That reads like a team that is starting to let go the 2o17 rope or possibly has already figured out how to L. Nevertheless, who will win this one? Read on to find… out. [Read more…]

Virginia Tech basketball preview Clemson

#6o R.P.I. Clemson @ #35 R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech basketball hosts the South Carolina native Clemson Tigers on Tuesday evening at 7pm on ESPNU.

Tech hoops just played and beat Clemson -albeit very narrowly- on a nail biter of an 82-81 VicTorius night just a few weeks ago. In the meantime Clemson has gone 3-4 in their last seven contests to tally a 14-12 and very post season desperation flavored overall mark, while checking in at 4-1o inside the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers have tamed: Pitt, Georgia Tech and Wake and been beaten by everyone else who is a class above the A.c.c.’s bottom-4. That being said, these Tigers did play Syracuse and Duke to within one single solitary shot each. So this Clemson team may be tougher to catch by the tail than you think at first blush. However, who will win this Virginia Tech basketball game is another tale however indeed; read on to find, out… [Read more…]

Virginia Tech basketball preview Louisville

#35 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #5 R.P.I. Louisville:

Virginia Tech basketball travels back in Mister Peabody’s “wayback machine” to yesteryear and the Metro Conference days of visiting Denny Crum and his red polyester blazer that never spit the bit on Saturday afternoon at 1pm.

The Hokies and the Cards used to do battle once upon the 1980’s time and played some damn fine intra league basketball games vs. one another ~30 long years ago. Nowadays the Cardinals are conference(d) with us all over once again in the A.c.c. and clash once more on at 1pm The A.c.c. Network (check: local listings). Louisville enters this contest nationally ranked (#7) at 21 up and 5 down; and 9-4 in Atlantic Coast terms and has been playing fairly well of late. As the Cards have won six of their last seven are in second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference race and they still do have a shot a finishing the A.c.c. regular season #1. So you’d have to think that’s enough to dial them in for us | whereas we/Virginia Tech basketball are coming off of two very emotional last second contests, one of which exacted quite the physical toll. Though who will win here over in Kentucky? Read on to find, out… [Read more…]

Virginia Tech basketball preview Pittsburgh Panthers

#39 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #54 R.P.I. Pittsburgh:

Virginia Tech basketball travels to my hometown of Pittsburgh Pa. to take on the home-standing Pitt Panthers Tuesday night at 7pm on a Saint Valentine’s Day ESPN2 jump.

The Pittsburgh Panthers enter this one at .56o or 14 up and 11 down on the year and with a 3-9 mark inside the Atlantic Coast Conference itself. Coach Buzz and company make their way up to the Keystone State at .7o8 or 17-7 overall and a very respectable and post-season worthy 6-6 in the A.c.c. Thus marking this one as a must win for each squads’ post-season chances. A must win for the NC2A odds of Virginia Tech and a must win for any post-season chances whatsoever for Pitt. That neediness rightfully stated, Pitt does court some individual offensive firepower and yet the Panther D has had a thorn in its paw for most of the season. Thus making this a more outcome friendly match-up on O&M paper from a Hokie point-of-view; though this is not a gimmie out on the A.c.c. road. Not on less than a 48 hour Association ‘esque turnaround for Buzz and company. Moreover, who will win this A.c.c. contest? Read on, to find, … out….

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Virginia Tech basketball preview virginia cavaliers

#13 R.P.I. virginia @ #4o R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech basketball hosts hateful uva Sunday night at 6:30pm on ESPNU (check your local listings).

The boo-hoos of uva have been pretty dang crispy in hoops for a number of years and 2o17 is no exception to that— as the gridiron nadir cavaliers have ruled over Virginia Tech in roundball terms less one game last year for quite some time. The hoos enter this one at 18 up and 5 down overall and 8-3 in Atlantic Coast terms. Thus ranks uva #12 nationally and this is the first of two dates in three games or twice in less than 11 days if you are keeping chronometer score at home. As uva beat us pretty dang bad (48-71) over in C’ville a couple of games back… now that being fairly said, virginia has been playing .5oo ball in the last two weeks and this basketball game is in our very own Cassell. So our homesteading odds have to be a little better here. As any game with the hoos is a big big deal in Commonwealth Cup terms; much less twice inside of a fortnight. Although hoo or should I say who will win this one down in the New River Valley? Keep on reading to find …out. [Read more…]

Virginia Tech basketball preview Miami

#42 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #55 R.P.I. Miami:

Virginia Tech basketball returns to the court down on So.Beach in Coral Gables, Fl., after a much needed week long competition sabbatical. Ergo, therefore, to wit, this is the freshest you will see Buzz and company before the November 2o17 tip-off to next season.the U hoops logo

The Miami Hurricanes enter this one standing in at 15 up and 7 down overall and 5-5 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Or pretty much the same as Virginia Tech hoops (16-6, and .5oo in the A.c.c. (5-5)). Accordingly, this is a very needy looking game for both squads Big Dance or March Madness hopes in terms of being the last-in from the A.c.c. One could even dare to posit that this is one of the easier looking (potential) W’s for each club from here on out. As there are no ties in roundball, so someone has gotta win this one though who will win this one? Read on to find, … out…

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Virginia Tech basketball preview uva

 #4o R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #13 R.P.I. virginia:

Virginia Tech basketball visits hateful uva Wednesday night at 8pm on The A.c.c. Network; (check your local listings).

The boo-hoos of uva have been pretty dang crispy in hoops for a number of years and 2o17 is no exception to that— as the gridiron nadir cavaliers have ruled over Virginia Tech in roundball terms less one game last year for quite some time. The hoos enter this one at 16 up and 4 down overall and 6-2 in Atlantic Coast terms. Thus ranks uva #11 nationally and this is the first of two dates in three games or twice in less than 11 days if you are keeping chronometer score at home. As any game with the hoos is a big big deal in Commonwealth Cup terms; much less twice inside of a fortnight. Although hoo or should I say who will win this one up in C’ville Va.? Keep on reading to find …out.

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