How to watch tonight's game?

Didn't look like ACCN, ESPN, etc has it. Does anyone know where I can stream it?

Figured it out... My parents Xfinity account doesn't get ACCN stuff, but my Cox account does, so had to do a log in switcheroo.

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Espn app if you have service for ACCN

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The app on my phone just goes white and doesn't load, I've tried restarting the app and phone.

... Xbox and PS4 apps just keep switching between an error message a vague unauthorized message.

Guess I'm following via comments here.

And this is also the game thread!

Let's go!

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Hokiesports says the next three games are on ACCNX, which is the ESPN3 of the ACC Network.

6-5 going into the first timeout. Bede is really cold on the floor, hopefully we can get some buckets to fall before 10 to go.

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Mine just says event hasnt started Anyone actually getting the feed?

I had to exit the app and go back in

Yes, might want to try restarting whatever device you have, mine started at 7:01

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that worked. thanks

Having some trouble hitting anything within 10 feet, and uscu is getting to the basket

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Can't get the ESPN app to work must be on a local channel for the blackout

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It's not on any local channels. ACCN+ only.
www.espn.com/watch or the ESPN app on your phone, tablet, Roku, etc.

The game will show up if you search for Virginia Tech

if you haven't set it up already you'll be prompted to activate ACCN+ using the Cable/Streaming TV account you subscribe to that has the ACC Network

Seem to be cruising pretty well now

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That 14-4 run was much needed after that first tv timeout. Alleyne and nolley shooting well. Up by 11 with 3 minutes to go 1st half

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When SC Upstate beat us in depths of the JJ era I watched that whole game end to end. Man did we suck that year.

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watching it now thanks to the link above! Best news of the night is that the girl with the bacon is back.

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Students showed up

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Watching VCU play a top 25 LSU on their home court. Why didn't Whit put that kind of language in Buzz's and Fuente's contract?

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The home and home deal?

Yep.

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Vcu might pull one out against LSU

As a Richmond native and kid who started going to VCU games in 84 until 2008 there are a lot of things they do I wish Tech tried to copy in some fashion. The pep band, the basketball arena tight feel but with suites still.

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Definitely. That crowd is rowdy and very in your face. Great home advantage.

I'm not a big fan of the VCU arena. Feels like a bigger generic HS gym. You have seats past the baseline still aimed straight across the room = crane your neck to watch the game.

They did a nice job retrofitting the club level and suites (most of which are in the corners = meh) but it was made easier by the building being a basic big box.

The one thing it has going for it is fan support and the low ceiling amplifies the noise a good bit.

I'm from Richmond and my graduation was inside the Siegel Center, you're not wrong that VCUs arena is pretty much a glorified high school gym.

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So then so is Cameron Indoor. The Siegel center is well designed for what its used for. Honestly I'd take it over what Cassell has become.

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I mean this as politely as I can, but no. That'd be like VT playing in a more modern Roanoke Civic (Berglund) Center.

Cameron Indoor was built in 1940 for basketball, Cassell was built in 1962 for basketball. Both could/should/would be considered historical and have their place on their respective campuses. The fact that they're utilized for other events as well is just common sense.

However, he Siegle Center was finished around 2000 and was built as a "multipurpose facility" to host numerous graduations, high school and AAU tournaments, etc. It just so happened to also host VCU's basketball games, but at that time before their flash in the pan Final Four run, that place was really nothing spectacular. It's their fans that make that place interesting.

I'd much rather have my Cassell with its claustrophobic steep stands. 10 years ago, I might've agreed with you regarding rather having the Siegle Center, but after attending games regularly the last 7 years, Cassell has improved immensely. It's nowhere near as uncomfortable, the lighting is much better, the audio/video is significantly improved. Plus, it holds about 3,000 more screaming Hokie fans.

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When was the last none Duke/UNC packed house? No corporate suites or alumni balcony, the fans especially the students are so far away from the court.

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Students aren't THAT far from the court.

And, lets be honest for a second. The seats that our students have are pretty good. Cassell being steep means that no seat is really that far from the action, and nobody has a bad view. There are many student sections, especially behind the basket, at some of these new arenas where the views really do suck. PNC Arena in Raleigh is awful behind the baskets. Its a great arena for hockey, but pretty bad for basketball (though, with how long Reynolds was, State fans were used to it).

And for basketball, we're probably never going to pack in the arena every night unless we have a team that makes consistent runs to the Final Four, especially for non-conference games. But those crowds we get for Duke, UNC, UVa, and any other ACC team that comes in with a good resume and a little number next to their name tends to pack it in. Maybe not completely fill it up, but pack it in, and because of that, maybe its not the best idea to significantly drop the capacity.

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I do not think you need to drop it more than 500-1000 to get 4 boxes one in each corner and a one side room for alumni events or large Hokie Club gatherings or for recruiting visits.

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I'd love a box on each corner, an open concourse at the top of the bowls with seating that is open to the bowl itself, and I'd love it if they could put big windows on the two ends that would show off the view of the practice field/Lane as well as the quad in front of D2.

If we are going to go nutty with it....

Instead of those open windows, convert the area on the Lane side of the stadium between the two corners where the scoreboard is now into a big lavish donor gathering spot with huge open window views of Lane and the practice fields. On the other side, above the main entryway, put in a similar area with great views of that quad that is reserved for the VT Basketball Hall of Fame (or possibly a much more lavish VT Sports Hall of Fame) that is opened to the public all year round. Make it a huge 2 or 3 story area that includes the main entry.

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I don't find their students to be significantly closer than where our students sit behind the basket... to be honest, they look farther away than where VT students sit, and VT students have the advantage of elevation.

I also kind of feel like there should be a rule against what Cameron Indoor does. No player should be within arms reach and have the possibility or thought of being touched by a fan. That's an awful lot of trust the NCAA has in Duke expecting their fans wont reach over and touch/poke/spit/etc. opposing players. I don't mind them being close, but maybe push them back an extra foot to eliminate that.

Out of the 10 games I went to last year, the Coliseum was pretty full for just about every game that wasn't during a holiday break. I'm not saying we do/will sell out every game, but I don't need students 4 feet from the court for the place to be intimidating.

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Actually Buzz was talking about VT attendance in a recent A&M post game interview. Naturally he ended up in a tangent about how he won't beg people to show up. They just need to put a product on the court and they will show up mentioning how year 3 or 4, VT sold out a game against Maine.

The game vs. Lehigh tomorrow afternoon just sold out...

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I never thought in a million years I would ever say this, but I'm actually more interested in watching VT basketball than football these days.

This team looks to be legitimately good. They are confident and well-prepared and talented, and so far they seem to be completely ignoring my prediction that they would struggle this season because of their inexperience.

This isn't the first time I've written this, and I hope it won't be the last: I couldn't be more pleased with what Mike Young has done with this program in the seven months he's been here.

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Things are looking up on both sides, my dude!

Yes that's true!

That wasn't meant as a knock on the football team at all. I just never thought I'd be excited to watch VT basketball play USC-Upstate in a November game. But so far this team looks way ahead of schedule, and the future looks really good for the program.

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Agreed about Mike Young but football is starting to look promising too. Youth is much harder to hide in football, especially as much as we have.

Completely different time and staff, but let's also remember that the James Johnson era started off with VT going 8-0 including an upset win over ranked Oklahoma State before the bottom fell out.

Now, I fully believe we are in a much, much better situation right now, but I am not going to get my hopes up about this year. This team is very young and very raw. The growing pains, especially in Maui and the ACC are going to be very rough at times. There are going to be games where we don't look like we belong on the court just because we don't have the experience, and that's ok.

This year is about setting the table for the next 3 and beyond.

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Michigan State is obviously a tall order but after that game should be a good indicator of the talent and coaching of the team. Georgia/Dayton/BYU are all winnable games and going 2-1 in Maui is certainly feasible.

Feasible? Yes. Looking at the major ratings systems (KenPom, Sagarin), Michigan State and Kansas are elite squads and will likely meet in the Maui finals, but of the rest of the teams, none really stand out from any others. Sagarin has us less than a point worse than BYU, his third-highest-rated team in Maui, and KenPom has us as the third best team in Maui

Likely? Less so. Unless Chaminade pulls an upset in the second round, we're essentially going to have to win two coin flips (or pull a huge upset over Michigan State) to escape with a 2-1 record.

Completely different time and staff, but let's also remember that the James Johnson era started off with VT going 8-0 including an upset win over ranked Oklahoma State before the bottom fell out.

Wow, I have to admit that does put things in perspective.

But they really are passing the eye test so far. I know it's only 3 wins, but 1 of them was an ACC game on the road. And while the other 2 were against lesser teams, they were pretty solid beat downs.

The young players look like they belong, the ball movement looks crisp, and Nolley seems to be the real deal.

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We have talent right now. Our starting 5 isn't that bad and early on when they still have fresh fall legs, I'm not surprised they have laid a beating on two lesser teams and a Clemson team that... might have issues this year. Where we're going to see the struggles are when we start getting into the conference grind of playing 2 or 3 legitimate Top 50 teams each week in ACC play. We just don't have the experience or the depth to really know what to expect when it just keeps coming.

With that said, I would not be surprised to see us pull off a big upset or 2 this year. They certainly have the look of a team that can go toe to toe with anyone if the shots are falling. But there will be nights where those shots won't fall, and we just don't have an established inside game (yet) that will compete in this league.

But the good thing now, as opposed to the James Johnson years, is that we have the recruiting right now to make this a very temporary problem. We already have guys in the fold who are going to make us better next year than we are this year. When Johnson took over, we could not say that. Whats more exciting is that we have the kind of players we have been desperately needing for a long time now coming in and playing for a guy who is widely regarded as one of the better Xs and Os coaches in the game.

Should be fun, even if this year has moments where it feels like it's going off the rails (and, lets be honest, it will)

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So I went to the game last night and was pleasantly surprised with the team. They are definitely going to take their bumps and bruises but they fight hard. They are going to live and die by the three so games where they aren't dropping are going to be rough. Teams with bigs are going to hurt us, we will have to have all 5 guys battling for rebounds.

Also, surprised to find beer being sold in Cassel! I mentioned to the lady selling it that they need it in Lane and she said that she works in Lane and it's in the works. They are training people right now for it, so maybe next year??

it's in the works

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I think what was most impressive is seeing Horne develop both an inside and outside game. He's thrown up more successful three pointers than I recall the entire Buzz tenure. And he had one clean hook shot that really would open things up for our offense. That kid learns to play with his back to the rim, we may have some semblance of an inside game. I know this is against lesser competition, but I like what I see. I don't think we're a tourney team, but I do think you're going to get punched in the mouth everytime you play this team. And that's all I can ask for in M.Y.'s first year.

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