sean pedullLast season, the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team missed out on an NCAA Tournament appearance and had to settle for a trip to the NIT. The Hokies traveled to the University of Cincinnati and lost, 81-72, to the Bearcats. Practices for the 2023-24 season have begun, which means the fun begins shortly.
Recently, the Hokies released their non-conference schedule and Tuesday night, the ACC released the 20-game 2023-24 conference schedule to complete the Hokies overall schedule.
ACC releases 2023-24 Conference schedule
After opening the season with eight non-conference games, including a trip to Auburn on Nov. 29 at 9 :15 p.m. on ESPN2 as part of the ACC/SEC Challenge, the Hokies will play their first ACC game on Dec. 3 at home against Louisville, which finished last place in the conference last season. After the Cardinals come to Blacksburg, Virginia Tech will play three more non-conference games before ACC play kicks into full swing on Dec. 30 at Wake Forest.
Virginia Tech will have a home-and-home series this winter with Florida State, Louisville, Virginia, Wake Forest, Notre Dame, and Miami. They will host Duke, Georgia Tech, Boston College, and Clemson, while they will have road games at Syracuse, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, and North Carolina.
Hunter Cattoor and Sean Pedulla return as starters for the Hokies, who will have added three wings that they were able to get out of the transfer portal over the offseason.
This is a big season for head coach Mike Young and his team. Last season they got off to a good start, but lost at Boston College and that started a shaky conference season. They would lose again to the Eagles at home in February and if they want to get back to the NCAA Tournament, losing games like that to BC is only going to make it a tougher path for coach Mike Young.