Virginia Tech Basketball Postseason Thoughts, Part 3: The Future

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Virginia Tech, Cassell Coliseum
Cassell Coliseum won’t look this way forever. (Virginia Tech athletics)

Here’s the third and final part of my postseason series on Virginia Tech basketball.  Today we’ll take a look forward and see where I think the Hokies can go and what it could take to get there. 

Here’s what Virginia Tech basketball has done since the second year of the Buzz Williams era…

2015-16: 20-15, NIT
2016-17: 22-11, NCAA
2017-18: 21-12, NCAA
2018-19: 26-9, NCAA Sweet 16
2019-20: 16-16, no postseason
2020-21: 15-7, NCAA Tournament
Total: 120-70 (63.1% winning percentage), four NCAA Tournaments, one Sweet 16

Virginia Tech has made the NCAA Tournament in four of the last five seasons.  Were it not for COVID wiping out a good chunk of the 2020-21 season, we’d be able to say that the Hokies have won 20+ games in five of the last six seasons.  That’s pretty darn good, and in fact it’s not too different from some major programs around the country.

Baylor bought won a National Championship on Monday night, but overall their last six seasons have been