The ACC released schedules for all of its men’s basketball teams Wednesday afternoon. Below you’ll find Virginia Tech’s complete schedule, as well as some notes on the games that highlight the slate.
Nov. 12 vs. E. Tennessee State, 2
Nov. 14 vs. Monmouth (NIT), TBD, ESPNU
Nov. 15 vs. FIU/George Mason (NIT), 6 ESPNU
Nov. 21-22 NIT Consolation Rounds
Nov. 23 NIT Semifinals
Nov. 25 NIT Championship/Third Place Game
Nov. 27 St. Bonaventure, 6
Nov. 30 at Minnesota, 9, ESPN2
Dec. 4 Kansas State, 5:30, ESPNU
Dec. 7 at Rhode Island, TBD
Dec. 11 Norfolk State, 4
Dec. 17 Campbell, 4
Dec. 19 North Florida, 7
Dec. 22 Eastern Michigan, 7
Dec. 31 at Oklahoma State, Noon, ESPN2
Jan. 7 at Wake Forest, Noon, ACC/ESPN3
Jan. 10 Florida State, 7, ESPNU
Jan. 14 at Boston College, 3, RSN/ESPN3
Jan. 19 North Carolina, 9, ESPN/2
Jan. 22 at Virginia, 6, ESPNU
Jan. 25 BYU, 7, ESPN3
Jan. 28 at Maryland, 2:30, ACCN/ESPN3
Feb. 2 Duke, 7, ESPN/2
Feb. 4 Clemson, 4, RSN/ESPN3
Feb. 9 at Miami, 9, ESPN/2
Feb. 12 Boston College, 6, ESPNU
Feb. 16 at Florida State, 7, ESPN/2
Feb. 18 Georgia Tech, 3, RSN/ESPN3
Feb. 21 Virginia, 9, ESPNU
Feb. 25 at Duke, Noon, ACCN/ESPN3
March 1 at Clemson, ACCN/ESPN3
March 4 N.C. State, 6, ESPNU
March 8-11 ACC tournament in Atlanta
***Virginia Tech will play at least four games as part of the NIT Season Tipoff, starting with its Nov. 14 game against Monmouth. George Mason and Florida International will also play on Nov. 14 at Cassell Coliseum as part of a four-team pod. The winners and losers of each game will play one another on Nov. 15 in Blacksburg.
If Virginia Tech wins both of its games as part of that initial pod, it would advance to the NIT Season Tipoff championship at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Hokies’ likely semifinal opponent would be Syracuse, who is also a pod host in this year’s tournament.
***Virginia Tech is guaranteed nine games against teams that were selected for the 2011 NCAA tournament, and have at least one more depending on how the preseason NIT goes. The team has a school-high 16 games that will be nationally televised.
***Aside from the preseason NIT, Virginia Tech’s nonconference schedule is highlighted by home games against Kansas State and BYU as well as a trip to Minnesota for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and a New Year’s Eve game against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla.
***The Hokies play Duke, Clemson, Virginia, Florida State and Boston College twice during ACC play this year – four of whom finished in the top half of the league standings a year ago.
Okay, now back to football.