Virginia Tech opens the 2013-14 men's basketball season in Cassell Coliseum on Saturday, Nov. 9 at noon against USC Upstate. This is the opening round of the Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic.
About Today’s Game
Today is the season opener for both schools.
The Hokies finished last season 13-19.
The Spartans were 16-17 a year ago.
Tech won the only previous meeting between the two schools, 64-53 in Cassell Coliseum in 2010.
The Hokies will begin the post-Erick Green era today. Green, the 2013 ACC Player of the Year, led the nation in scoring last season.
What We Return
The Hokies return 52.3 percent of their scoring and 81.8 percent of their rebounding from last year.
Beginning the Season
The Hokies are 9-0 in season openers and also in home openers since joining the ACC in 2004.
A Young Captain
Former Tech standout Bobby Beecher will be inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 15.
Television/Internet - ESPN3
Andrew Allegretta & Jeff Kleppin
Radio - Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network
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