Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball Releases 2022-23 ACC Schedule

Virginia Tech, who won the 2022 ACC Tournament, knows its conference schedule for the upcoming season. (Liam Sment)

We’re 55 days away from the start of college basketball season, and the conference schedules are finally here. Along with the rest of the ACC, Virginia Tech men’s basketball and Mike Young released their schedule at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.

The Hokies open their 2022-23 campaign on Monday, Nov. 7 against Delaware State. Tech’s ACC opener is Sunday, Dec. 4 against Hubert Davis and North Carolina.

Virginia Tech released its non-conference schedule back in July, which was finalized after the Charleston Classic field was announced. On Tuesday, the ACC announced the schedules for all 15 programs.

Below is the Hokies’ complete 2022-23 schedule. Note that the ACC has not released tip times or TV networks.

DateOpponentTime, TV
Mon 11/7/22 Delaware StateTBA
Thu 11/10/22 LehighTBA
Sun 11/13/22 William & MaryTBA
Thu 11/17/22 vs. Old Dominion
Charleston Classic
2:00 PM, ESPN2
Fri 11/18/22/ vs. Furman/Penn St.
Charleston Classic
12/2/2:30 PM, ESPN2/U
Sun 11/20/22 vs. TBA
Charleston Classic
Fri 11/25/22 Charleston SouthernTBA
Mon 11/28/22 Minnesota
ACC/Big Ten Chall.
Sun 12/4/22 North CarolinaTBA
Wed 12/7/22 DaytonTBA
Sun 12/11/22 vs. Oklahoma State
Basketball HOF Invitational
Sat 12/17/22 Grambling StateTBA
Wed 12/21/22 @Boston CollegeTBA
Sat 12/31/22 @Wake ForestTBA
Wed 1/4/23 ClemsonTBA
Sat 1/7/23 NC StateTBA
Wed 1/11/23 @SyracuseTBA
Wed 1/18/23 @VirginiaTBA
Sat 1/21/23 @ClemsonTBA
Mon 1/23/23 DukeTBA
Sat 1/28/23 SyracuseTBA
Wed 2/1/23 @MiamiTBA
Sat 2/4/23 VirginiaTBA
Wed 2/8/23 Boston CollegeTBA
Sat 2/11/23 @Notre DameTBA
Wed 2/15/23 @Georgia TechTBA
Sat 2/18/23 PittTBA
Tue 2/21/23 MiamiTBA
Sat 2/25/23 @DukeTBA
Tue 2/28/23 @LouisvilleTBA
Sat 3/4/23 Florida StateTBA
Tue 3/7-Sat 3/11 ACC Tournament
Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, N.C.

The Schedule Rotation: Home, Away and Both

Back in 2019, the ACC released its scheduling rotation for the next three seasons. 2021-22 was the final year of that matrix, but the league has renewed it, so it’s back to the beginning.

Virginia Tech’s two “rivals” are Miami and Virginia, meaning they’ll meet twice every season. Here’s the rotation for this season, listed in order of when Tech plays each team:

Home only: North Carolina, NC State, Pitt, Florida State
Away only: Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Louisville
Both Home/Away: Boston College, Clemson, Virginia, Duke, Syracuse, Miami

Notes, Thoughts and Takeaways

The reigning ACC Tournament champions have a challenging conference slate, though the non-conference shouldn’t be super challenging. Minnesota, Dayton and Oklahoma State will all test the Hokies, as will the Charleston Classic, but unlike last year, they don’t have a true road game until Dec. 21 at Boston College. In 2021-22, Tech road tripped up to Annapolis and College Park in the first month of the season and came away with two wins. Instead, seven of Tech’s 11 non-conference games are at home; the other four are at neutral sites, three of which are in Charleston.

Opening the ACC campaign against North Carolina will be a must-watch game. The national runner-up fell to the Hokies in Brooklyn in the ACC Tournament in March but quickly flipped a switch in the NCAA Tournament. It’ll mark the third consecutive season Tech has opened ACC play in Cassell Coliseum (Wake Forest in 2021, Clemson in 2020). It’ll also be the third time VT and UNC have squared off in an ACC opener. The other two instances were in 2009 (in Chapel Hill) and in 2004 (Blacksburg). Ironically, the latter was Tech’s inaugural game after joining the conference that year.

The most difficult month of the schedule will likely be January. The Hokies play seven total games – four at home with three away contests sandwiched in between. They’ll see Clemson and Syracuse twice each, and NC State, Virginia and Duke once. Include the Miami game in Coral Gables on Feb. 1 and that’s an eight-game stretch against opponents that Tech was 6-5 against in 2021-22. Note that the Duke game is on a Monday, meaning it will likely be on ESPN as part of “Big Monday.”

Virginia Tech’s home games over break without students (Dec. 14-Jan. 17) are against Grambling State, Clemson and NC State. That’s much better than playing Duke or Virginia at that time.

Tech will play North Carolina in December and won’t see the Tar Heels again unless they meet in the ACC Tournament. It’s the opposite for Louisville and Florida State, who the Hokies play once each in the last two games of the season.

5 Responses You are logged in as Test

  1. quick first response to chart:

    we get uncheaters on 12/4 (our December, early acc game) at our Cassell.
    and we play weak florists on 12/31, away.
    and then we see neither of them the rest of the season! 🫣 😳

    [beantown college (away) is in December, but we see them in ’23 in Cassell]

  2. This should be fun and a good year for Hokie basketball – both teams will have talent and have enjoyed some success going into this season. I am looking forward to seeing a lot of winning hoops in ‘22-‘23.

  3. One minor point of clarification… you don’t need to refer to VT as the “ACC Tournament champions”, rather simply “ACC champions”

    1. Yes. The ACC tournament champions are the only conference champions.

      I guess we could call the regular season a mythical championship.

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