Who: Virginia Tech Hokies (9-3) vs Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-6)
When: Thursday, December 22 @ 7:00 p.m.
TV: ESPN3 (Quint Kessenich and Glenn Consor)
Where: Cassell Coliseum (9,847), Blacksburg, VA
The Opponent: The Hokies welcome Eastern Michigan to the Cassell on Thursday evening to wrap up their 2011 home slate. The Eagles are coming off a hard-fought 52-48 win at Radford on Tuesday that snapped a five-game losing streak. Under first year head coach Rob Murphy, EMU has battled the likes of Syracuse (lost by 36), Michigan State (lost by 32), and Purdue (lost by 25) this season.
The Eagles rank near 200 in the RPI and their best win came against IUPUI, which sits at #238 in the early season rankings. Here’s a look at their starting lineup: