Virginia Tech returns home for Friday’s game against Charleston Southern

BLACKBURG – After nearly winning the Charleston Classic championship last week, the Hokies will return home Friday night against the Charleston Southern to defend their home unbeaten record.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION
Friday 25 Nov | 8 p.m. ET

Cassell Coliseum (Blacksburg, Virginia)
against Charleston Southern
Series: VT leads 6-0
Game Notes: Virginia Tech (PDF)

TV broadcast

ACC NETWORK

Play by Play: Jon Meterparal

Analyst: Malcolm Huckaby

 

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Local radio
Virginia Tech Sports Network
Play by Play: Zach Mackey
Analyst: Mike Burnop

THE SERIES

  • Virginia Tech is 6-0 all-time against Charleston Southern, winning by averaging 27.2 points per game.
  • The Hokies and the Buccaneers have met five times at the Cassell Coliseum, including the most recent contest – an 87-59 Tech win on December 20, 2016.
  • CSU head coach Barclay Radebaugh and Tech head coach mike young (in Wofford) have met head-to-head twice, with each winning at home.

J-MUTTY NAMED TO ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

  • Virginia Tech forward Justyn Mutts was named to the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging a double-double.
  • The senior contributed 12.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg while shooting 56.7% from the ground.
  • He played in 112:06 of the possible 120 minutes (93.1%).


CLARITY IN THE LOW COUNTRY

  • After three games by Tech in Charleston, head coach mike young has gained some clarity on this year’s team’s prospects.
  • “I told them I had concerns [entering the tournament]’ Young said of his team. “Nothing outrageous, nothing glaring after our first three games. I needed to see some heat on their butt and see how they would react. The new boys, Maddox and Pedulla in different roles. Three games here, we’ve seen a lot of different situations, we’ve played three good ball teams, and I’m more confident now than I was when we started the journey to the flatlands of the toughness of our side, our side’s determination and our side’s ability to win a number of To play.”

GUESS THE BALL

  • A key focus of Coach Young’s system is to rank basketball and thereby limit revenue.
  • In six games, the Hokies are averaging 8.3 turnovers per game, which ranks fourth in the country and first in the ACC.

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