Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball

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Virginia Tech Hokies
2014–15 Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team
Virginia Tech Hokies athletic logo
University Virginia Tech
Conference ACC
Location Blacksburg, VA
Head coach Buzz Williams (1st year)
Arena Cassell Coliseum
(Capacity: 10,052)
Nickname Hokies
Colors

Chicago Maroon and Burnt Orange

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Alternate
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1967
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1967
NCAA Tournament appearances

1967, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1996, 2007


Conference tournament champions
1979
Conference regular season champions
1960, 1996

The Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team is an NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Home games are played at Cassell Coliseum, located on Virginia Tech's campus in Blacksburg.

History[edit]

Virginia Tech saw a resurgence of its basketball program under coach Seth Greenberg. During the 2006-2007 regular season, Virginia Tech beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium and also beat top-ranked North Carolina in Blacksburg. The Hokies went on to beat fourth-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill that same season. In January 2009, Virginia Tech beat No. 1 ranked Wake Forest, the last unbeaten team in Division I in the 2008-2009 season, marking the Hokies fourth defeat of a top-ranked team.[1] Virginia Tech added another victory over a top-ranked team on February 26, 2011, when it beat #1 Duke, 64-60 in Cassell Coliseum.

The Hokies lost to Southern Illinois in the second round of the 2007 NCAA tournament. The Hokies' previous appearance in the NCAA tournament was following the 1995-1996 season. They won the National Invitation Tournament following the 1994-1995 and 1972-1973 seasons.[2]

The Hokies beat 15th ranked Oklahoma State on December 1, 2012. Star Erick Green led the team to its first nonconference home defeat of a ranked opponent since 1995 by scoring 28 points.[3]

Retired jerseys[edit]

The following players have had their jerseys retired by Virginia Tech.

Name Number Position Career after Virginia Tech
Bimbo Coles 12 G Made United States Olympic team in 1988. Selected in the second round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Played 14 NBA seasons.
Ace Custis 20 F Currently an assistant coach at Virginia State University.
Dell Curry 30 G Selected in the first round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Played 16 NBA seasons with five different teams.
Allan Bristow 44 F Played in the NBA for ten years, was the third-ever head coach of the Charlotte Hornets franchise.

Post season results[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Hokies have appeared in eight NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 6–8.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1967 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Toledo
Indiana
Dayton
W 82–76
W 79–70
L 66–71
1976 First Round Western Michigan L 67–77OT
1979 First Round
Second Round
Jacksonville
Indiana State
W 70–53
L 69–86
1980 First Round
Second Round
Western Kentucky
Indiana
W 89–85 OT
L 59–68
1985 First Round Temple L 57–60
1986 First Round Villanova L 62–71
1996 First Round
Second Round
UW–Green Bay
Kentucky
W 61–49
L 60–84
2007 First Round
Second Round
Illinois
Southern Illinois
W 54–52
L 48–63

NIT results[edit]

The Hokies have appeared in twelve National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 24–10. They were NIT champions in 1973 and 1995.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1966 First Round Temple L 73–88
1973 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
New Mexico
Fairfield
Alabama
Notre Dame
W 65–63
W 77–76
W 74–73
W 92–91
1977 First Round
Quarterfinals
Georgetown
Alabama
W 83–79
L 72–79
1982 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Fordham
Mississippi
Georgia
W 69–58
W 61–59
L 73–90
1983 First Round
Second Round
William & Mary
South Carolina
W 85–79
L 75–76
1984 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Third Place Game
Georgia Tech
South Alabama
Tennessee
Michigan
Louisiana-Lafayette
W 77–74
W 68–66
W 72–68
L 75–78
W 71–70
1995 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Clemson
Providence
New Mexico State
Canisius
Marquette
W 62–54
W 91–78
W 64–61
W 71–59
W 65–64
2005 First Round
Second Round
Temple
Memphis
W 60–50
L 62–83
2008 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Morgan State
UAB
Mississippi
W 94–62
W 75–49
L 72–81
2009 First Round
Second Round
Duquesne
Baylor
W 116–1082OT
L 66–84
2010 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Quinnipiac
Connecticut
Rhode Island
W 81–61
W 65–63
L 72–79
2011 First Round
Second Round
Bethune-Cookman
Wichita State
W 79–54
L 76–79OT

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