Virginia Tech all-time NIT record and history

The Hokies will play Richmond in the NIT Tournament Tuesday night.

Duke v Virginia Tech
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For the second consecutive season, the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team is going to the NIT. In an up-and-down 2023-24 season, the Hokies were hoping for an NCAA Tournament berth, but their struggles away from Blacksburg were just too much to overcome. 

Last season in the first round of the NIT, Virginia Tech lost at Cincinnati and this season, because of teams opting out, the Hokies will open the tournament at home against Richmond on Tuesday night at Cassell Coliseum. As the Hokies and Spiders get ready to play each other, here is Virginia Tech’s NIT Tournament history.

Virginia Tech’s NIT Tournament by the Numbers

  • Overall Record: 25-12
  • Home Record: 15-4
  • Away Record: 2-5
  • Neutral Court: 8-3

Virginia Tech has been good at home but struggles in true road games while faring well in neutral-site games.

Virginia Tech NIT Championships

  • 1973: vs. Notre Dame, 92-91, OT
  • 1995: vs. Marquette, 65-64, OT

Virginia Tech coaches NIT records

Virginia Tech has entered the NIT under seven different coaches and here are their records,

  • Howie Shannon: 0-1
  • Don DeVoe: 4-0
  • Charlies Moir: 8-4
  • Bill Foster: 5-0
  • Seth Greenberg: 7-5
  • Buzz Williams: 1-1
  • Mike Young: 0-1

Virginia Tech hopes to improve its record under Young against Richmond and then look to win the program's third NIT Championship all-time. It’s not the NCAA Tournament, but it’s a chance to play more basketball.