Virginia Tech selected to 2018 Charleston Classic

Virginia Tech will join a great group of teams in Charleston for the 2018 Charleston Classic

Teams:
Alabama
Appalachian State
Ball State
Purdue
Virginia Tech
Wichita State
Davidson
Northeastern

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I like our chances!

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

WE WANT GOT BAMA

(maybe)

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Would much rather have the tide then the Shockers...

Certainly better than this years TG tourney, but great group may be stretching it. Gotta say I would disappointed not to win against that field.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

3 Teams ranked in top 25 right now

Yeahhh this is what I would consider a great group for a early season tournament. Wichita State was the preseason BPI #1 at ESPN.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

And Bama at #26

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Depends on who we play i guess. Wichita State is #6

Current RPI (last years RPI):

10. Wichita (29)
113. Purdue (18)
131. VT (50)
132. Bama (81)
160. Davidson (92)
204. Ball St (175)
222. Northeastern (142)
303. App St (295)

So it would be reasonable to expect:

1. Wichita (or Purdue) vs. 8. App St
4. Bama vs. Davidson

2. Purdue (or Wichita) vs. Northeastern
3. VT vs. Ball St

This may be a good excuse to plan a trip back to Charleston.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Thats what i was thinking

VT vs Wichita in championship
Last time we played them we lost in OT in the NIT in Blacksburg

Alabama, Purdue, Wichita State aren't the worse teams to potentially play against to start a season. Certainly much better than the teams we are starting out with this season. And honestly Alabama has been recruiting pretty decent lately. I mean they are ranked 34th in the 2018 team rankings per 247 (got a high 4/5 star kid Jared Butler), that's higher than us, and Purdue is 2 spots behind them at 36th. Stars don't mean everything, but I see at least 2 of those teams fighting for a NCAA spot, Avery Johnson is doing some nice things down there in Alabama. Should be a pretty good tournament.

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

Shockers and Bama are best competition here. Shockers would be biggest challenge (though they lose 6 seniors after this year they still keep a bunch of scoring). Bama only losing 2 seniors after this year, but I don't think they are as good as WSU.

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

HEY ESPN!! 1993 called they want their graphics back. I mean I thought this was a through back post for a second.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Well they've released so many people they're probably honoring the fact that they're back to their 1993 employment numbers.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Good luck to these teams to try to stop Blackshear, Clarke, Hill, NAW, JRob, Nolley, Outlaw, McAllister, Horne, Bede, Jackson, Kabongo, and Fullard

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Tech might add 1 or 2 more to next years class

Roses are red. FSU is ded

If so, they'd have to be walkons. 13 is the limit for scholarships in basketball

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Can't rule out transfers, we seem to have at least one every season.

Also, and I have been and will continue to preach this all season long until his play proves me wrong, NAW is a borderline one-and-done. It would be fantastic to have him back for a second season, but I am in no way counting on it and neither should any VT Basketball fans.

I doubt Fullard comes back on scholarship next year. Believe he only got one this year because we had one available. I think we're still looking to add one big man to this year's class. Probably Thamba

Is this a great group? I'm seeing WSU and....

Wichita State? Ranked 6th in nation

Would be nice to win one of these tournaments for once

I was thinking during the game tonight, have we ever won one? I couldn't think of one in the last 10 years

The Charleston bracket has been announced.
1st round top half
Virginia Tech vs Ball State
Alabama vs northeastern
Bottom half
Purdue vs Appalachian state
Wichita State vs Davidson
Thank you

And they misspelled Appalachian.

A little disappointed that we aren't in Wichita's spot so we get 3 quality games with wins.

But, hard to complain about being the presumed #1 seed. Let's keep #1 seeds coming this year.

Good. I want that revenge game against Alabama. We lost that NCAA tourney game more than they won it.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

The most competitive field may end up being the Charleston Classic Nov. 15, 16 and 18. The top half of the bracket includes Virginia Tech hosting Ball State while Alabama plays Northeastern. The Hokies are expected to challenge for a top four finish in the ACC while the Collin Sexton-less Tide should still be in the hunt for a berth out of the SEC. The bottom half of the bracket includes our top returning player in Carsen Edwards of Purdue playing Appalachian State and Kellan Grady, one of the top 20 returning players on our list, and Davidson playing Wichita State. The Shockers are retooling a bit but don't think for a second Gregg Marshall won't have Wichita State amped to be a factor again in the AAC. A potential Edwards-Grady matchup would be must-see watching in the semifinals while a Virginia Tech-Alabama semifinal would end up being a high-level, fast-paced, intense game. This field could have half its field end up in the NCAA tournament.

Interesting...it's gonna be a tough tournament.

anyone know when and where tickets will be avail for this?

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

nevrmind. same weekend as the Miami game. I know where ill be. lol maybe I can stop on Thursday and Friday on the way up to bburg.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

And then stop by for the finals on your way home on Sunday! It could be 4 days straight of Hokie sports!