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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Virginia Tech basketball Boston College preview

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

Virginia Tech basketball hosts Boston College on Sunday evening in the made for TV Atlantic Coast Conference Sunday night game for the Black Effect game at 6:30 PM, on ESPNU.

The Flying Eagles swoop into our Cassell perched at a very modest looking 8 up and 12 down overall and a clipped 2-6 inside the A.c.c. In point of fact, Boston College has won one game since New Year’s Day going one for their last seven most recent contests. This makes Boston College a binary clash, at least in my book. As most of the hooping cognoscenti would agree, Boston College is the zeta team or fifteenth best in an Atlantic Coast race of 15. The good news is we do play them twice before 2017 ends; the real news is that both games are must wins if Coach Buzz and company wanna give the NC2A’s so much as a sniff. As this is simultaneously our most likely remaining win and it is also a pure must win -all the more so at home- making this game a duality of likelihood and need or a binary match-up indeed. Nevertheless, who will win? Read on to find…. out.

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Virginia Tech basketball preview North Carolina

#38 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #9 R.P.I. North Carolina:

Virginia Tech basketball travels down to Tobacco Road to take on big bad North Carolina basketball on the Thursday night ESPN flagship telecast at 8 o’clock.

The North Carolina Heels are a shinny looking 18 up and 3 down on the year and riding high checking in at 1st place in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings at 6-1 thus far. U.n.c. has been beaten by two traditional powerhouse ranked teams (#6 Kentucky 1oo-1o3 and #13 Indiana 67-76).  U.n.c. did get upset by fellow A.c.c. Georgia Tech 63-75 a little over a fortnight ago. U.n.c. does own two ranked wins vs. #16 Wisconsin 71-56 and in-conference #9 Florida State 96-83 just last week. However, U.n.c. is really good, they are still improving and yet they still seem to have a clunker of a game left in them …possibly, two. That rightfully said, U.n.c. is just a dickens of a match-up nightmare for Buzz and Co. down low, and nobody will want anything to do with these slightly limited though very large Heels once the pace of post-season play slows down in U.n.c.’s favor.

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