Virginia Tech to Face Villanova

The Hokies have a replacement matchup after Temple had to pause because of COVID.

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Oh Helllll

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Ways
It's minimal these stomach knots
This conscious can't hide from his soul
Till now
IT'S LIKE WAR
IT'S LIKE WAR
IT'S LIKE WAR
IT'S LIKE WAR
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Can't wait to see how the team performs.

Awesome! This will be great experience for the squad

Always good to play the best, you only learn how to get better.

I've always believed this. Even if VT loses badly it will still provide very valuable film and learning opportunities. And on the flip side, you can't win games against top tier opponents if you don't play top tier opponents.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Always good to play the best, you only learn how to get better.

Just like the football team, who is using this approach in its very next game.

Huge props to both staffs for getting this set up so quickly. Love the balls our coaching staff has to not shy away from top teams.

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Hell yeah! Bring it on!

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

College Football Scheduling: hmmm so the next opening we have is in 2047 and 2048, does that work for you?

College Basketball Scheduling: yoooo Villanova I see you're in town!! You up for a game tomorrow?

WVU literally did the same thing with Gonzaga. HuggyBear called up someone at ESPN after the Zags game got cancelled and said "we're in" and two phone calls later, they're playing Gonzaga lol

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

LFG

You just know Mike is gonna have the team jacked up just to be in this game

"The Big Ten is always using excuses to cancel games with us. First Wisconsin. Then Wisconsin. After that, Wisconsin. The subsequent cancellation with Wisconsin comes to mind too. Now Penn State. What's next? Wisconsin?" -HorseOnATreadmill

Am I the only one who went, EEK? at finding out that they were going to play Villanova?

Working on a writeup already, but Villanova definitely has weaknesses as evidenced by their game against Boston College.

Early season game, anything goes. We whipped up on Michigan State when they were Top 5 last year, and Nova isn't even ranked, which is stunning to me. Not sure if we'll win, but hopefully it will be a competitive game and a great experience for our guys.

"That man was violating a city ordinance, and I was just doing my duty to enforce it." - Mike Curtis

My bad - I see they are #3. I saw the game on the schedule page of ESPN yesterday, and there was no ranking next to Nova. Shows you how in tune I am to basketball at this point, but I know Jay Wright's teams always seem to be loaded, so for them to appear unranked made me wonder.

"That man was violating a city ordinance, and I was just doing my duty to enforce it." - Mike Curtis

Go Hokies!

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Good job by CMY and the organizers to set this up on short notice. I agree with the guys above, even if they lose, the boys will learn from the experience. Hopefully they come out jacked up and play well!

Oh Hell yeah. Thats pretty amazing work on such short notice. Also, the teams have 24 hours to prep for each other. That should make this interesting. CMY doing work!

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Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

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

HOKIES!!!!!!!

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Hats for bats. Keep bats warm. Gracias.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Mike Young? 3rd ranked team in the country? Neutral site game? I don't know boys, sounds like fun to me.

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(Please don't hurt us Jay Wright, I want to feel something again.)

This aged rather well!

Broken clock something, something, something...

But seriously, love it. I can't believe Mike Young was just fucking around at Wofford for 17 years and decided "Yeah, I'm ready to go home to the ACC and just create chaos." He is like 95% the coach Buzz was without the hassle, and 200% more lovable.

Mike Young has 5 conference titles, 2 regular season titles, 5 ncaa appearances and mid-major coach if the year for a school that didn't have a single season with a winning record in division 1 play until he got there.

Buzz took over a winning Marquette team and does have 7 ncaa appearances, but only 1 regular season conference title and zero conference titles.

Since Buzz started at Marquette Buzz is 254-152 (.625) and Mike Young is 241-157 (.605)

All I am trying to say is that 95% might be a little low.

Would like Ojiako healthy for this game, but the game, we're not that undersized.

Robinson-Earl will be a handful, as the Wildcats' top scorer, but I think Aluma can do the job to minimize him.

Bede, Alleyne, and Radford should be able to handle Moore, Daniels, and Gillespie. We do give up a little bit of height there.

If we want to stretch them, I like having Cattoor on the floor, but if we want to match size, Mutts will need to be in against Samuels, who is a big foul risk, having been penalized 9 times in 2 games. If he gets into foul trouble early, we will need to either rotate in Pemsl or N'Guessan to go against their bench bigs, or we can continue playing smaller ball and try to stretch them a bit.

Based on what I'm seeing, they have some post depth (3 other forwards getting minutes), compared to 3-4 for us. I don't see a lot of backcourt depth (1 minute played by their guard bench), compared to 3-4 for us.

We will be the first team to match them in height at the post, but we do give up some height when Bede and Radford are on the court, but most other lineups will actually see the Hokies and Wildcats matched in height.

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

We're really gonna see how good Aluma is going up against Robinson-Earl

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

As someone who grew up ten minutes from Nova (the real Nova btw), this game is the best surprise ever. Can't wait for Saturday

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

I think we lose by 4 but hope we win🀘

Bite your tongue this Nosferatu
Ways
It's minimal these stomach knots
This conscious can't hide from his soul
Till now
IT'S LIKE WAR
IT'S LIKE WAR
IT'S LIKE WAR
IT'S LIKE WAR
IT'S LIKE

The boys just need to go out there and have some fun. We needed a good test like this early in the year too get ready for the ACC schedule so I'm excited to watch🀘

Bite your tongue this Nosferatu
Ways
It's minimal these stomach knots
This conscious can't hide from his soul
Till now
IT'S LIKE WAR
IT'S LIKE WAR
IT'S LIKE WAR
IT'S LIKE WAR
IT'S LIKE

Pretty much the definition of baptism by fire

ESPN News? Will it be on the watchespn app too?

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Its going to be on ESPNU.

Awesome, thanks

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Sure was nice to have fam threada for awhile

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

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after this football season I'm ready for a big program win. We need this. Mike Young has big balls now lets see if this team has them too. LETS GO!

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I do believe MSU was #3 when we knocked them off last year in Maui...history repeats itself?

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

It'll be 1 year + 3 days since we took down Michigan State at a neutral site. Let's get another big early season win.

Nova's 3rd game in 4 days against decent competition. Maybe they'll be gassed enough for us to stay in the game a while πŸ€”. Can always hope right

Gotta give Jay Wright some credit for taking the game. Nova has a lot more to lose here.

It's not that big of a risk. Early in the season against a team that could be a tourney team who knows yet. If they lose it won't hurt their seeding too much, you have to lose multiple games to do that, and neutral site losses hurt you a lot less. In bball only the most risk averse coaches turn down games, and those coaches are wimps. If your team is good, challenge them.

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

Villanova also had their game against Temple cancelled and only has a 10 game schedule thus far so that factored in to committing to this game.

I rescheduled our dinner plans to watch this game. Let go!

Need to send a thank you to Mohecan Sun, or whoever is responsible for scheduling for this tournament. I'm pretty sure Villanova agreed to this game because of pressure from them because they had to fill a slot in their tournament TV coverage.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Finally got to sit down and watch the Game against Radford yesterday, looked like CMY was playing around with different lineups and I had a hard time figuring out who he thought were his best 5. I think Diarra, Radford, and Aluma locked down their spots and the 3 and the 4 will be matchup dependent for awhile.

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

Alleyne played 32 minutes and has his spot locked in. Diarra actually was the one to give way to Alleyne and Cattoor in the second half. Mutts will play more if he stays out of foul trouble. This division of labor will be even more evident against VMI when Cone returns.

Bamisile, Pemsl, and N'Guessan will get the cleanup minutes.

Where is Ojiako in all of this?

Burnop and Laze said in the pregrame that they thought he was close to returning, whatever that means.

Edit: My phone sucks.