The Virginia Tech men’s basketball game with Temple – scheduled for Saturday night in the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Uncasville, CT – has been cancelled due to the Owls’ program being temporarily shut down due to COVID-19.
However, that doesn’t mean the Hokies won’t be playing. Instead of Temple, Virginia Tech will play No. 3 Villanova in the same event. The Wildcats are 2-0 on the season with a 76-67 victory over Boston College and an 83-74 win against No. 18 Arizona State. The Hokies are 1-0 coming off their 77-62 win over Radford on Wednesday.
Villanova is considered to be a legitimate National Championship contender this season under head coach Jay Wright. Tip-off is scheduled for 8pm on Saturday night, and the game will be televised by ESPNU.
Note: the original version of this article incorrected listed the broadcast network as ESPNews.