BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech men’s basketball group is streamer behind to a NCAA Tournament — and streamer to a Steel City to accommodate Alabama.
As expected, a Hokies (21-11) perceived one of 36 at-large bids to a NCAAs tonight. They are in a 68-team margin for a second true year.
Tech perceived a No. 8 seed in a East Region and will face No. 9 seed Alabama in Pittsburgh on Thursday.
This is a initial time given Ronald Reagan was in a White House and Dell Curry was personification in Cassell Coliseum that a Hokies are creation back-to-back appearances in a NCAAs. The final time came in a 1985 and 1986 tournaments.
Radford will be in a “First Four” games in Dayton. The Big South champs will face LIU-Brooklyn during 6:40 p.m. Tuesday. The leader will be a No. 16 seed in a East and will face No. 1 seed Villanova on Thursday in Pittsburgh.
So if a Hokies and Villanova win Thursday, they will accommodate any other on Saturday in a turn of 32.
No. 1 altogether seed Virginia will face No. 16 seed UMBC, coached by former Hokies partner Ryan Odom, in Charlotte on Friday in a South Region. If UVa wins, it will accommodate Creighton or Kansas State in a turn of 32.
Nine ACC teams done a cut, including Syracuse. The ACC put some-more teams in a margin than any other league.
Among a teams left out: Louisville, Notre Dame, Baylor, Marquette, Middle Tennessee, Saint Mary’s and Southern Cal.
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