Hokies meet Crimson Tide in NCAA Tournament

The Virginia Tech men's basketball team, the eighth seed in the East Region, takes on ninth seed Alabama in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, March 15 at 9:20 p.m. The game, to be played in the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be televised by TNT.

Date/Time: March 15, 2018 / 9:20 p.m.
Opponent: University of Alabama
Site: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PPG Paints Arena)
Radio: Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network
Talent: Jon Laaser & Mike Burnop
Radio: Westwood One
Talent: Scott Graham & Kelly Tripucka
Talent: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner & Dana Jacobson
Live Stats: HokieSports.com
Game Notes: Virginia Tech

The Hokies enter the game 21-11 overall and was 10-8 in ACC play. Alabama is 19-15 overall and was 8-10 in SEC play.

Tech is 5-9 all-time against the Crimson Tide. Tech won the last meeting, 76-75, on Dec. 5, 1989 in Cassell Coliseum. The Hokies are 1-1 against Alabama in post-season play. Tech lost to Alabama in the 1977 NIT in Madison Square Garden, but beat the Tide in the semifinals of the 1973 NIT, which the Hokies won. Tech has never played Alabama under Buzz Williams.


The winner of tonight’s game will take on the winner of the Villanova-Radford game on Saturday. Tip time to be determined.

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