Men's Basketball game vs BC postponed

Postponed due to positive tests and contact tracing within BC's program. VT's next scheduled game is Saturday at Syracuse.

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Saw the game go from tomorrow at 5 to 'postponed' and didn't see any info on it (I don't do twitter).

Frankly now just relieved that it wasn't our 'fault' that it got kicked.

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With UVA's game also postponed on Wed due to NC State's positive/contact tracing, could make for an interesting mid-week reschedule for us to play UVA, since our game from Jan 1 was already postponed

I think if the ACC wants to have a shot at getting its full schedule in, it will need to start making moves like this.

Obviously not ideal for any team to change course so quickly, but we'd both be in the same boat w/ the last second reschedule and game upcoming this weekend. Maybe they're just scared lol

Read:
"ACC adding a Wednesday game against replacing the already scheduled game with the Hokies to replace BC is unlikely because they are scared."

Disappointing. They need to be more amendable if they want to get in a full season like Mike06 was saying. There's really no reason why this can't happen for a VT/UVA game other than people just being difficult. It's not like travel is an issue. It's an in state game. Both teams are at the same disadvantage from the "suddenness" of it. We have to play each other eventually. Someone, whether its the schools or the conference, needs to suck it up.

So... because UVA doesn't have a wide open schedule for the rest of the season, they're not willing to play 3 games in 6 days (when they were already slated to play 3 games in 6 days prior to the postponement of their 1/20 game with NC State)? Additionally, it would be an easy switch for them since they'd be replacing a home game vs NC State with a home game vs Virginia Tech.

I think they're actually just scared. At least they're staying on-brand.

Saves CavMan the embarrassment of falling off his horse again, I suppose

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

Any chance the Hoos are up for a game?

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

stick it in, stick it in, stick it in!

Let's see they already postponed once when we were hot and they weren't. Now they don't want to play us when both teams are hot? I am getting the feeling that UVA just doesn't want to play Tech this year.

Guess the men's team is just going to concede the commonwealth point for Men's BB like their women's team did.

Are we having the Commonwealth Clash this year? The website hasn't been updated so maybe it's canceled because of Covid?

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

UVA head coach Tony Bennett says when games are postponed, they do try and find a replacement, but it isn't easy.

"You talk about a scramble," says Bennett. "It gets harder as you get into conference play, and jumbling stuff around, but you're always looking. It takes cooperation. Obviously the league's doing that, you're doing that, the other programs are."

https://www.nbc29.com/2021/01/19/uva-plays-waiting-game-following-nc-sta...

Really seems like this was one case where it should have been a walk in the park.

They weren't ready for us and didn't want to play on short notice. The league sees UVA as its best shot for a 1-seed in a down year and doesn't object.

I don't have any evidence to support this. Just the tone of Mike Barber's tweet and the fact that Bennett is talking about how hard it is when this was clearly a layup. It sure seems like they're ducking us. UVA was already scheduled to play a home game today. They easily could have continued on that path with a new opponent. We've already proven this year that we're willing to play better teams than UVA on shorter notice than this.

I mean you're not exactly leaping to conclusions here. You just took a small step forward and the conclusions were just kinda there.

"I have a PLAN. You just need to have a little goddamn faith, Whit. I just need. more. MONEY." - Justin van der Linde

Sounds like the kind of logic we should use after we beat them in Blacksburg to decline to re-schedule the postponed game in Charlottesville.

Not sure how hard it is to find somebody when somebody less than 3 hours away calls and says, "Hey, you postponed on us earlier this season. Want to play that game now, we both had a cancel?"

I guess they meant, it is hard to find a BAD team that they can look good against on short notice. After all their statement win against Clemson doesn't look as hot after Georgia Tech thrashed them as well.

It takes cooperation

I'd like to get some context behind that comment because it seems to imply we weren't playing along.

i'm not sure how this could've been any easier. Maybe if this were Duke & UNC because of proximity it would have been easier. But, if they're saying they couldn't find a charter bus on 3 days notice that's a load of hoo.

I'd like to get some context behind that comment because it seems to imply we weren't playing along.

But the next sentence is saying that everyone is cooperating. And Tech isn't even mentioned in the article.

stick it in, stick it in, stick it in!