Saturday, February 19, 2005; Page D04
When: 7. Where: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va. Records: Hurricanes 15-8, 6-6 ACC; Hokies 13-10, 6-6.
Submitting Their Bids: This is a crucial game for both schools' hopes for making the NCAA tournament. Each has surprised in its first season in the ACC after playing as Big East rivals last season. Virginia Tech won this season's previous meeting, 73-63, in Miami on Feb. 2, but the Hurricanes have won three of their four games in Blacksburg.
When: 4. Where: Patriot Center. Records: Jaspers 13-11; Patriots 15-10. Radio: WDCT-1310.
Entertainment Value: The first meeting between the two schools is part of the made-for-ESPN Bracket Buster event, though neither team appears to be in position to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament bracket. However, the Patriots have won four of their past five, including an upset of Old Dominion on Wednesday, and appear to be peaking at the right time.