BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Tech Hokies will play their second game in three days to open the season, as they host the Rams from the University of Rhode Island. Game time is 7 p.m. and the game will be shown on ESPN3.
About Tonight’s Game
The Hokies are 1-0 on the season after defeating ETSU on Saturday, 80-62.
Rhode Island is 0-1 on the season after losing to Norfolk State, 67-55, on Friday.
Rhode Island leads the all-time series, 6-5.
Virginia Tech 80, ETSU 62
The New Boss
This season marks the head coaching debut of James Johnson.
Johnson took over the Virginia Tech program on May 1, 2012.
Johnson earned his first head coaching victory with an 80-62 win over ETSU on Saturday.
Near a Milestone
Erick Green enters tonight’s game with 962 career points.
He needs 38 points to become the 43rd person in school history to record 1,000 career points.
No Time for Rest
Tech will play two games in the first three days of the season and three in the first five days.
Erick Green is third among returning scorers in the ACC this season.
Robert Brown missed 12 weeks during the off-season following surgery on a fractured left foot.
Marquis Rankin missed the season-opening win over ETSU due to family concerns. His status for tonight’s game is undetermined at this point.
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