Virginia Tech’s 2011-12 basketball schedule was released on Wednesday. The Hokies will play all 16 conference games on television, and could have as many as 16 nationally televised games during the regular season.
Tech’s season begins on Saturday, November 12 when they host East Tennessee State at 2pm. The non-conference schedule also include a big home matchup with Kansas State on Sunday, December 4 at 5:30pm on ESPNU. Tech also host BYU on Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm. That game is scheduled be to broadcast by ESPN3.com.
The Hokies are also part of the NIT Season Tip-Off event, and will host two games in Cassell Coliseum. Tech hosts Monmouth on Monday, November 14 on ESPNU at a to-be-determined time. The next night, November 15, they will host either George Mason or Florida International at 6pm on ESPNU. If the Hokies win those two games, they will head to Madison Square Garden, where they will play on November 23 and November 25.
Tech faces a challenging road non-conference schedule. They play at Minnesota on Wednesday, November 30 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. That game tips off at 9:15pm on ESPN2.
On Wednesday, December 7, the Hokies will play at Rhode Island. On New Year’s Eve at noon, they will play at Oklahoma State on ESPN2. Tech will then get a week off before opening conference play at Wake Forest on Saturday, January 7 at noon on The ACC Network.
The Hokies will face nationally ranked UNC and Duke in Cassell Coliseum. UNC comes to town on Thursday, January 19 for a 9pm game on either ESPN or ESPN2. Duke will visit Blacksburg on Thursday, February 2 at 7pm on either ESPN or ESPN2.
We will update our basketball schedule page with the 2011-12 games on Thursday. Until then, check out the link at the bottom of this article for the complete schedule with time and TV coverage.