Who: Virginia Tech Hokies (17-8, 7-5 ACC) vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-19, 1-11 ACC)
When: Tuesday, February 22 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lawrence Joel Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC
The Opponent: The Hokies begin a crucial week of ACC play with a trip to Winston-Salem to take on the lowly Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Deacs are just 1-11 in the ACC with the lone win being a 76-61 victory against Virginia on January 29. Wake is losing their conference games by an average of 20 points per game, and that includes a one-point defeat to Miami two weeks ago.
The Deacs currently have an RPI of 245, which is only better than five of Tech's opponents: Campbell, UNCG, Cal State Northridge, USC-Upstate, and Longwood. Needless to say this game is a must win. A loss in Winston-Salem tonight would be the proverbial nail in the coffin for Tech's at-large hopes.
Here’s a look at Wake Forest’s starting lineup: