2021 Men's Basketball Schedule, Speculations, Confirmations

CONFIRMATIONS:

November 9th - vs Maine (home opener)

November 12th - at Navy (Annapolis MD)

November 15th - vs Radford

November 24/26 -- Preseason NIT vs Memphis, Xavier, and Iowa State. Counts as MTE. Barclays Center

December 8th -- vs Davidson

December 17th -- at St. Bonaventure (Charlotte, NC)

B1G/ACC Challenge - Should be an away game since it was a home game last year

RUMORS

Around November 17th - vs Oklahoma State (Okie Lite) -- Assuming the deal is still in place from COVID Canxes.

The B1G/ACC opponent could be Purdue, Ohio State, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, or Michigan State

Houston attempting to schedule an ACC school. Fell through for 2019 or 2020 season. This doesn't mean it's VT, it can be anyone. Would be glad to see this match.

For any potential B1G/ACC challenge matchups, throw out those pairs that are participating in MTEs together, or any current scheduling agreements.

PREDICTIONS

VMI, VCU, other in-state Virginia/Regional Schools to fill up the schedule.

UPDATE: THE SCHEDULE LINK IS UP

Here is the link.

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Comments

My DD on Memphis given that I've watched them every season I was at UH:

They're a fairly competitive team that can up their offense if they need to. They can adjust fairly well to an opponent. Under Hardaway, after throwing out the NCAA violations against their 5 star player, he's in kind of a hot seat this year.

On the flip side, they very much deserved an NCAA Tourney bid. They won the NIT last year and were fairly competitive in the AAC, which is a flip flop between being a strong and weak basketball conference. For the 2020-2021 season, they were fairly weak.

Oklahoma State, UH played in 2018 and 2019. Decimated them in 2018, then they did the same to us in 2019. that's all I really have, nothing much of it.

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.

Mind updating heading to include "MENS BASKETBALL"? I realize it's under Basketball forum but off the main ticker will be easier to hone in on with a specific target for the audience in the title.

Thanks for the post!

A mod did it. And no problem! We did this all the time at my undergrad, and it's a lot of fun to keep track of tweets and build current/future schedules.

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.

2 x surprise wins
2 x crippling WTF losses
multiple blood pressure spikes
multiple late game myocardial infarctions

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

Don't remind me of my undergrad loss days.

Houston's final four season were faced with losses to Tulsa (last second foul), Wichita State (didn't see anything wrong with that), and ECU.

ECU.

ecu....

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.

ECU won because Jayden Gardner went the freak off and actually got help from the rest of his team. (They've knocked off one good team a year that way under Dooley, Cronin Cincy in 2019 and SMU in 2020)

Oh and Jaydens at UVA now btw :)

He's a good player. Not in Fertitta Center, but he's a good player. They said after their five game hiatus, that they were going to upset Houston. Big win for their program.

But wow, UVA. Ew. Like congrats for him but ew.

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.

The B1G/ACC matchup may no longer be Michigan State, BUT this can be Michigan State and Duke scheduling a matchup given that they played in the champions classic last year, and the B1G/ACC might not want to make that an alliance game.

If it ends up being part of that, we can cross MSU off our list.

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.

This can also put an eye on who we might schedule.

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.

That is certainly not insignificant.

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

They care more about making money not saving some "potential" star from leaving.

It could also be part of their strategy in recruiting. Recruit players that aren't getting looks from the majors but tell them you are scheduling the majors for them to play against.

Don't know if it would work, but I bet somebody will try it.

With as connected as recruits are with each other, this would go over like a lead balloon.

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

This seems more likely. Mid majors have zero leverage.

If VT plays at houston I will definitely be there

Danny is always open

The Houston vs ACC school is very much speculation. It was planned while I was an undergrad there, and fell through or was probably postponed to a different time.

If this game happens, I will 100% be there, and probably sneak back into the Student Section or somewhere in the back.

The Fertitta Center is a fun time. The student section is divided into two parts, the courtside and behind the band.

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.

Added!

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.

As predicted, Hokies hosting Radford

Updated, easy prediction since it is in-state, slightly quality, and because boo(Hoos) did it.

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.

Updated with Davidson and the schedule link from the VT Site.

So far, it's a pretty okay schedule. Home games are cupcakey, the NIT tip off is great and the HOF shootout is a nice addon.

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.

It's getting finalized. ACC school TBD.

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.

I'd love for that to be us and I consider us prominent, but does the media?

We are good. We aren't prominent though. I suspect FSU, UVA or NC State level. They would have used "powerhouse" for Duke or UNC.

It's likely going to be the Hoos. The ACC rumored school a few years back was Hoos. Would love for it to be a game in Blacksburg.

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.

Updated with Navy.

CompSci

UH BS 20, VT MS 23.

Go Coogs, Go Hokies.