Hokies, Cavaliers renew hardwood rivalry in Cassell Coliseum

(8) Virginia (13-1, 2-0) 374178
Virginia Tech (11-4, 0-2) 252752
  • Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va. - 5,945
  • High Points: 14 - Kerry Blackshear Jr.
  • High Rebounds: 6 - Chris Clarke
2017-18 Virginia Tech Men's Basketball Ticket Information
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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team opens ACC home action on Wednesday, Jan. 3, as they host No. 8/9 Virginia at 9 p.m. at the Carilion Clinic Court at Cassell Coliseum. The game will be shown live on the ACC Network and the ESPN app.

Date/Time: Jan. 3, 2018 / 9 p.m.
Opponent: University of Virginia
Site: Blacksburg, Virginia (Carilion Clinic Court at Cassell Coliseum)
Radio: Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network
Talent: Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop
TV: ACC Network
Talent: Evan Lepler & Dan Bonner
Live Stats: HokieSports.com
Game Notes: Virginia Tech

The Hokies enter the game 11-3 overall and 0-1 in ACC action. The Cavaliers are 12-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play. The Cavaliers are ranked eighth in the AP poll and ninth in the coaches poll. This is the ACC home opener for the Hokies.

Tech is 55-90 all-time against the Cavaliers and 16-7 all-time against UVa in Cassell Coliseum. Tech won the last meeting, 80-78, in double overtime in Cassell Coliseum on Feb. 12, 2017. The teams split the two meetings in each of the last two seasons, with Tech winning at home in both years. Tech is 10-16 in ACC regular season games. Tech is 2-4 against the Cavaliers under Buzz Williams.


Tonight’s game is part of the Commonwealth Clash, which is a points-based competition between Virginia Tech and Virginia athletics teams. The Hokies won last year’s Commonwealth Clash. The clash tied, 11-11, but Tech won the tie-breaker by winning four ACC team titles. Tech leads this season, 4-1. The Commonwealth Clash is sponsored by Virginia529, The Official College Savings Plan of Virginia Tech.


The Hokies continue this brief home stand on Saturday afternoon, as they host Pittsburgh. Tip is at noon and the game will be shown live on the ACC Network and the ESPN app.

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