Justin Robinson Cleared For The NCAA Tournament

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Senior point guard Justin Robinson has been cleared to play in the NCAA Tournament. (Photo by Jon Fleming)

Virginia Tech got good news on Sunday afternoon when it was announced that senior point guard Justin Robinson has been cleared to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Robinson, Virginia Tech’s all-time leader in assists, has not played since a January 30 win at Miami.  He injured his foot in that game, and the Hokies went 7-5 with him absent from the lineup.  He is averaging 13.7 points per game this season, while shooting 41.1% from three-point range.

Most bracketologists still have Virginia Tech listed as a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament.  However, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi bumped the Hokies up to a No. 4 seed on Saturday night, which could be a sign that the Selection Committee has decided to take Robinson’s injury into account when seeding Virginia Tech.

The NCAA Tournament Selection Show is tonight at 6pm on CBS.  Fans can join the Hokies in Cassell Coliseum to watch the show.  Doors open at 5pm.

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  1. So happy that the Hokies are in the tournament and that 5 will get to join his teammates! GO HOKIES!

  2. I really, really dislike the black uni. Please, Nike, stick with the school colors only (I think that uni would look spectacular in maroon with the oversized VT)………Having said that, I am ecstatic to see 5 back in any VT uniform!!

  3. JRob is back, and everyone’s commenting on the logo?

    First thought I had when I just saw the headline was “I wonder if VT announced it now to try and influence the selection committee?”

    Hey, y’all….when you’re seeding VT, remember that THIS GUY is going to be playing again and how well we did even without him.”

  4. well, well, well.

    It actually complicates things, but in a good way. At some point you’ve got what you got, don’t confuse things by trying to change up at the last moment. Is there still time to fit him into the flow of things? Will he be in 10 or 15 minutes for the first game, the second?

    I’ll presume he’s in practice, but not game hardened but we should be able to win the first game with the rested, current team. The second game, is more a battle of equals 5-4 or 4-5, we’ll need his minutes and, of course, any third game I’m thinking he’ll be up to speed (but now battling a #1 seed.) A sweet sixteen game is icing I think and should be a lot of fun. It’s that 2nd game that concerns me, but hey, we’ll find out I guess. I could be wrong good or bad. Regardless, very happy for JRob that he’ll be on the court for it instead of cheering on the sidelines.

  5. Academic logo only. My daughters bought sweatshirts and T-shirts with the new logo, I disliked it at first but it’s growing on me.
    Go Hokies!

  6. I remember quite a lot of hoopla sometime back about the ” new VT logo”. I just may have missed it but, can’t recall anything anything else lately about it. Has it been cancelled?

    1. It’s still around, I’m sure I just saw it a few days ago, but I’m not under the impression that it is going to be used as the athletic logo.

      1. This article was about Robinson coming back for the NCAA tournament…and we’re talking about…Logos…??? Really???? SMH

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