November 13, 2014
Buzz Williams Era begins in Cassell Coliseum on Friday night
Hokies open season with UMES
Maryland-Eastern Shore (0-1) 202646
Virginia Tech (1-0) 304171
  • Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va. - 6,191
  • High Points: 15 - Malik Muller, Justin Bibbs
  • High Rebounds: 8 - Shane Henry
Virginia Tech vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore Game Notes

Virginia Tech opens the 2014-15 season under new head coach Buzz Williams in Cassell Coliseum on Friday night, Nov. 14 against Maryland-Eastern Shore. The game, available on the Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network and ESPN3, tips off a 7 p.m.

About Tonight’s Game

This is the season opener for both the Hokies and the Hawks ... Tech will play its first three games of the season in Cassell Coliseum.

The New Boss

Tonight begins the Buzz Williams Era of Virginia Tech Basketball ... Williams comes to Blacksburg from Marquette, where he had a 139-69 record and led the Golden Eagles to five NCAA appearances, including an Elite 8 and two Sweet 16s ... For a full bio, please check page 5 of this release.

Up in the Rafters, On the Other Bench

Tonight marks the return of one of the all-time greats in Virginia Tech men’s basketball history ... Ace Custis returns to Cassell Coliseum as a member of the Maryland-Eastern Shore coaching staff ... Custis, a two-time first team All-Atlantic 10 selection for the Hokies in the late 1990s, is currently 11th in career scoring at Virginia Tech and third in career rebounds.

Welcome Back

Tonight’s game is part of Alumni Weekend festivities for the Hokies ... A large number of former players are expected for tonight’s game ... The group will have many activities in addition to tonight’s game ... The entire group will be honored at halftime of tonight’s game.

Tickets Available

Tickets are still available for tonight's game. To purchase men’s basketball tickets for the 2014-15 season, please visit or call the ticket office at 540-231-6731 or 1-800-VATECH4.


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