Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest, How to Watch, Preview

The Hokies look to get back into the win column at home against the Demon Deacons.
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If there is one thing the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team can be thankful for, it’s that the month of February is over. The Hokies went 2-5 in the month and fell off the NCAA Tournament bubble. Yes, they can hang their hat on beating Virginia at home by 34 points, but that’s about all.

With the calendar turning to March, Virginia Tech has three games remaining before the ACC Tournament begins in two weeks in Washington D.C. Unless the Hokies sweep their final three conference games, they are looking at the prospect of playing on the opening day of the tournament, which is a less than ideal situation. They do have two of their final three in Blacksburg beginning Saturday night.

Wake Forest at Virginia Tech, How to Watch, Preview

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This game will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET and be broadcast on the CW Network and streamed on FuboTV.

The Hokies come into the game off a loss at Syracuse Tuesday night that dropped to 7-10 in the ACC. They return home to get a Demon Deacons team that beat Duke at home last Saturday, but then went out to Notre Dame and lost to the Irish Tuesday night.

For Virginia Tech, it’s straightforward. When they get Lynn Kidd involved early and often offensively, that opens up the floor for the rest of his teammates. Sean Pedulla has been playing well lately and they need Hunter Cattoor to knock down some shots early and often to get into a rhythm. Tyler Nickel has been big off the bench and defensively, they need to keep Wake Forest off the boards and not allow second-chance points.

Virginia Tech saw up close how good the Demon Deacons are back in December when they went to Winston-Salem and were blown out. Wake Forest is a desperate team in terms of earning wins to get into the NCAA Tournament and the Hokies will get their best shot on the road at Cassell Coliseum.