Virginia Tech’s 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule was released on Thursday morning. The Hokies open the season on Friday, November 9 at 7pm when they host Gardner-Webb.
Tech has no guaranteed 9pm games this year. Their home game against Duke will either be a 7pm or 9pm tip, depending on which network carries the game. The Hokies have three 8pm games, but other than that all their ACC contests will be played at 7pm or in the afternoon.
ACC play begins on Tuesday, January 1 at 1pm when Tech hosts Notre Dame. The game will be televised by ESPNU. ACC play will end with a rare Friday night game against Miami, and ESPN2 will carry that game at 7pm.
Tech has three Saturday-Monday quick turnarounds on their schedule this year, in the following order…
Saturday, January 19 vs. Wake Forest, 4pm
Monday, January 21 at UNC, 7pm
Saturday, February 2 at NC State, Noon
Monday, February 4 vs. Louisville, 7pm
Saturday, February 16 at Pitt, 4:30pm
Monday, February 18 vs. UVA, 7pm
All three of those Monday games will be Big Monday games on ESPN.
Virginia Tech’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge game will be against Penn State in the Bryce Jordan Center on Tuesday, November 27. Tipoff is scheduled for 7pm, and the game will be carried by either ESPN2 or ESPNU.
The Hokies will play in the Charleston Classic beginning on Thursday, November 15 with an 11:30am matchup with Ball State on ESPN. Their second-round opponent will be either Northeastern, or a rematch from the 2018 NCAA Tournament against Alabama. Possible opponents on the other side of the bracket are Purdue, Appalachian State, Wichita State and Davidson.
Tech will also play a neutral site game against Washington on Saturday, December 15. That game will be played in Atlantic City, NJ at 7pm, and ESPNU will televise the game.
The complete schedule is below.
|Date||Opponent, Time, TV|
|Fri, Nov 9 W (H)||#15 VT 87, Gardner-Webb 59
Record: 1-0 (0-0)
|Thu, Nov 15 W (N)||#16 VT 73, Ball State 64
Record: 2-0 (0-0)
|Fri, Nov 16 W (N)||#16 VT 88, Northeastern 60
Record: 3-0 (0-0)
|Sun, Nov 18 W (N)||#16 VT 89, #23 Purdue 83
Record: 4-0 (0-0)
|Sat, Nov 24||ST. FRANCIS (PA), 1 PM, ACCN Extra|
|Tue, Nov 27||@ Penn State, 7 PM, ESPN2/U
Big Ten/ACC Challenge
|Sat, Dec 1||CENTRAL CONN. STATE, 1 PM|
|Wed, Dec 5||VMI, 7 PM|
|Sun, Dec 9||S. CAROLINA STATE, 1 PM|
|Sat, Dec 15||vs. Washington, 7 PM, ESPNU
Boardwalk Classic (Atlantic City, NJ)
|Wed, Dec 19||NORTH CAROLINA A&T. 7 PM|
|Fri, Dec 28||MD. EASTERN SHORE, 7 PM|
|Tue, Jan 1||NOTRE DAME, 1 PM, ESPNU|
|Sat, Jan 5||BOSTON COLLEGE, Noon, RSN|
|Wed, Jan 9||@ Georgia Tech, 7 PM, RSN|
|Tue, Jan 15||@ Virginia, 8 PM, Raycom|
|Sat, Jan 19||WAKE FOREST, 4 PM, RSN|
|Mon, Jan 21||@ North Carolina, 7 PM, ESPN|
|Sat, Jan 26||SYRACUSE, 8 PM, ESPN2|
|Wed, Jan 30||@ Miami, 7 PM, ESPN2/U|
|Sat, Feb 2||@ NC State, Noon, Raycom|
|Mon, Feb 4||LOUISVILLE, 7 PM, ESPN|
|Sat, Feb 9||@ Clemson, Noon, ESPN/2/U|
|Wed, Feb 13||GEORGIA TECH, 8 PM, Raycom|
|Sat, Feb 16||@ Pittsburgh, 4:30 PM, RSN|
|Mon, Feb 18||VIRGINIA, 7 PM, ESPN|
|Sat, Feb 23||@ Notre Dame, 4 PM, ESPN/2/U|
|Tue, Feb 26||DUKE, 7/9 PM, ESPN/Raycom|
|Tue, Mar 5||@ Florida State, 7 PM, ESPN2/U|
|Fri, Mar 8||MIAMI, 7 PM, ESPN2|
|Mar 12-16||ACC Tournament
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