No. 16 Virginia Tech Hokies will take on the VMI Keydets in a college basketball game at the Cassell Coliseum here in Blacksburg on Thursday night. Live coverage of this game will be on the ACC Network with tipoff time slated for 8:00 PM ET.
Virginia Tech has won all its three games so far this season, including the upset overtime win over the then-No. 3 Villanova last Saturday night.
The Hokies (3-0) wrapped up their three-game linger at Bubbleville with a 76-58 win over South Florida on Sunday night and they will be happy to get back on the court at home.
Thursday night’s clash marks the third successive seasons Virginia Tech and VMI will go head-to-head, with the Hokies claiming a nine-point victory last year. Virginia Tech holds a 93-43 record all-time in the series against VMI and has won eight games in a row in the series that, dates back to 2009.
VMI (2-1) picked up an 84-71 win over Longwood 84-71 on Tuesday to bounce back from the defeat to Penn State.
In that win, Greg Parham scored 22 points and Sean Conway ended with a career-high 19 points for the Keydets.
Parham, who is averaging 18.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game is the man pacing VMI this season, while Kamdyn Curfman is averaging 13 points, 2.3 rebounds per contest.
Virginia Tech’s Keve Aluma is pacing this season with 18.0 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 65.6% from the field and 66.7% from the 3-point range.
Nahiem Alleyne is averaging 13.7 points per game and Tyrece Radford is putting out 12.7 points and 6.3 boards for the Hokies.