Virginia Tech Receives NCAA Bid as a 10-Seed

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The Virginia Tech basketball team reacts on CBS to the announcement of their NCAA bid.

The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team received its program-record fourth-straight NCAA Tournament bid Sunday night, as a 10-seed in the South Region. The Hokies (15-6, 9-4 ACC) will face 7-seed Florida (14-9, 9-7 SEC) out of the SEC.

Virginia Tech was the overall 38 seed, so they were squarely in the 10-seed area.

Here’s a look at the Hokies’ sub-regional.

Four Florida starters average in double figures, led by 6-5 sophomore guard Tre Mann, who averages 16 points per game.  The Gators are fifth nationally in blocks per game with an average of 5.4.

Florida ranks No. 37 overall in the Ken Pomeroy ratings, and they are a balanced team overall, ranking No. 40 in offensive efficiency and No. 37 in defensive efficiency.  The Hokies come in at No. 50 overall, No. 55 in offensive efficiency and No. 54 in defensive efficiency.

The Gators went 14-9 on the season, but their seeding was helped by the fact that they have five Quadrant 1 wins.  As a comparison, no ACC team had more than four Quadrant 1 victories.

Update: The game will be played on Friday, March 19, at 12:15 at Hinkle Fieldhouse at Butler University in Indianapolis. It will be televised on CBS, with the announcing team of Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, and Tracy Wolfson.

Click here to open the entire NCAA Tournament bracket in PDF format.

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  1. Anyone know if Texas A&M is in the dance? NO? Oh well, next time perhaps coach….uh, what was his name?

  2. Hokies all, this is great. How many of us would have said, back in Nov. that we would be in “The Dance?” CMY, his staff and team have made us all proud. Thank you!

  3. Better 10 seed than 8 or 9. Florida is only a 1 point favorite so we got an even match-up without looking at a 1 seed in the 2nd game.

  4. Congratulations to Mike Young, his staff and players. They have played as a team and captured the hearts of the Hokie nation! Let’s look forward to Florida!!

    Through the months, I couldn’t help but look at L. Nolley’s career at Memphis, where he has started, but been lack luster. I wonder what he’s thinking now.

    1. How much did his Father influence his decision to transfer? His play really declined the last 5-7 days of last year’s season.

  5. Just glad to be in the dance with a very good shot at a win against a solid, but not great, UF team.

  6. It will be tough against a good team; but we can beat good teams. A chance to play and win against a name opponent.

  7. Who is that guy back there in Row #5? Everyone else is jumping. He seems kinda laid back. 🙂

    1. VT was easily a 7 seed (or better)- until Covid.

      Yesterday could not have been better for VT MBB. I love me some Bede, but Stormy Storms is the missing link, and I don’t see any contributor defections from this year’s team.

      I still feel like MY’s teams have that mid-major feel to them, but- next year’s team now looks to be like the best of the best mid- major teams out there, like nova, zags, etc.

      It’s going to be a great next winter and spring.

  8. this is fine. could have been better; could have been a lot worse.

    let’s do this. Go Hokies!

  9. Probably the best we could have expected. It’s not going to be easy but I think the matchups are okay. I actually think this tournament is wide open

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