Virginia Tech Hokies

Liberty Flames vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction: NCAA Tournament Second Round Preview

Flames look for a second straight upset when they face off with the Hokies for a spot in the Sweet 16
Liberty Flames vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction: NCAA Tournament Second Round Preview

Back on Nov. 4, the Liberty Flames and the Virginia Tech Hokies met each other for a hurricane relief exhibition game. The Hokies would come away with the 86-70 victory. On Sunday, the Flames and Hokies will play for a spot in the Sweet 16 in the East Regional.

 

On Friday, 12th-seeded Liberty pulled off the 80-76 upset against No. 5 Mississippi State. Later that night, Virginia Tech manhandled 13th-seeded Saint Louis 66-52 as the Hokies received a boost from the return of senior point guard Justin Robinson.

 

Virginia Tech Basketball: Hokies Team Preview and Season Prediction 2018-19

Tech seeks third straight NCAA Tournament berth
Virginia Tech Hokies 2018-19 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Virginia Tech has advanced to the NCAA Tournament the last two years after missing out the previous nine seasons. A third consecutive trip would be impressive and unprecedented at a school known more for football, but would it be enough for the Hokies?


Tech basketball, while not steeped in tradition, has reached a point where simply making the tournament isn’t enough. After losing their NCAA openers the last two years, the Hokies will now be judged on how far they advance in the postseason.

College Basketball Top 25 for 2018-19

Athlon Sports' preseason basketball rankings

The Athlon Sports College Basketball Top 25 is littered with familiar faces, especially at the top where Kansas has edged Kentucky for the No. 1 spot in our preseason rankings. 

 

The Wildcats are once again loaded with elite freshmen, but this team also brings back three sophomores who played key roles last season — giving John Calipari’s team the type of veteran leadership usually lacking in Lexington. At Kansas, Bill Self has a roster led by junior big man Udoka Azubuike and several key transfers who will be stepping into prominent roles.

Duke Blue Devils vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview and Prediction

Hokies host Blue Devils in key ACC Coastal matchup with showdown against Miami looming
Duke Blue Devils vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview and Prediction

Virginia Tech came out of its off week guns blazing. In what was a complete effort that saw scores from the offense, defense and special teams, the Hokies got North Carolina down and never let the Tar Heels up.

 

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