After a successful season opener against East Tennessee State, Virginia Tech welcomes three schools to Blacksburg for the opening rounds of the Preseason NIT on Monday and Tuesday. The Hokies are the #4 seed in the 16-team tournament and have the potential to play the #1 seed Syracuse in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden next week. Oklahoma State (#2) and Stanford (#3) are the other hosts in the opening rounds Monday and Tuesday.
Here’s the schedule for the Blacksburg (East) region:
- Virginia Tech vs Monmouth (7 PM, ESPN3)
- George Mason vs Florida International (9:30 PM, ESPN3)
- (If win) Virginia Tech vs GMU/FIU winner (6 PM, ESPNU)
- Monmouth vs GMU/FIU loser (8:30 PM)
As for the teams themselves, here’s a look at what to expect:
Virginia Tech Hokies (1-0)