VT men's hoops facing WVU, Iowa, BYU

VT men's hoops facing WVU, Iowa, BYU

On Wednesday Virginia Tech nation learned the when and where of the Hokies' ACC basketball scheudule. One day later, all the dates have been filled in. The Hokies will open the 2012-13seasonat home against East Tennessee State on November 10, the first of three straight home games. Notable opponents include Iowa and Oklahoma State at Cassell Coliseum, West Virginia in Morgantown and Brigham Young in Salt lLake City on Dec. 29.
New head coach James Johnson will also direct his squad in theContinental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Early round games against Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 10) and Georgia Southern (Dec. 15) are at home beforeheading toVegas for two games, starting with BradleyDec. 22.Conference play begins Jan. 5 at Maryland.2012-13 Virginia Tech Mens Basketball non-conference schedule (home games in CAPS)Day Date Opponent Time Sat. Nov. 10 ETSU TBA Mon. Nov. 12 RHODE ISLAND TBAThurs. Nov. 15 VMI TBAMon. Nov. 19 at UNC Greensboro (Greensboro Coliseum) TBAFri. Nov. 23 APPALACHIAN STATE TBATue. Nov. 27 IOWA 7:15 p.m. (Big TenACC Challenge)

Sat. Dec. 1 OKLAHOMA STATE TBASat. Dec. 8 at West Virginia TBAMon. Dec. 10 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE TBA Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic (Blacksburg, Va.)

Sat. Dec. 15 GEORGIA SOUTHERN TBA Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic (Blacksburg, Va.)Sat. Dec. 22 Bradley TBA (Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic, Las Vegas)

Sun. Dec. 23 Champ.Consolation TBA (Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic, Las Vegas)Sat. Dec. 29 BYU (Salt Lake City, Utah) TBASat. Jan. 5 at Maryland 12 p.m

Wed. Jan. 9 BOSTON COLLEGE 7 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 12 at Georgia Tech 2:30 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 19 WAKE FOREST 2 p.m.

Thur. Jan. 24 VIRGINIA 8 p.m.

Sun. Jan. 27 at Clemson 1 p.m.

Wed. Jan. 30 MIAMI 9 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 2 at North Carolina 12 p.m.

Thur. Feb. 7 MARYLAND 9 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 9 GEORGIA TECH 1 p.m.

Tue. Feb. 12 at Virginia 7 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 16 at NC State 2 p.m.

Thur. Feb. 21 DUKE 9 p.m.

Sun. Feb. 24 FLORIDA STATE 6 p.m.

Wed. Feb. 27 at Miami 7 p.m.

Sat. March 2 CLEMSON 8 p.m.

Tue. March 5 at Duke 7 p.m.

Sun. March 10 at Wake Forest 2 p.m.

March 14-17 ACC Tournament (Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.)

Behind Ty Outlaws eight three pointers, the Hokies knock off No. 25 Miami

Behind Ty Outlaws eight three pointers, the Hokies knock off No. 25 Miami

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Ty Outlaw scored a career-high 24 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 66-61 victory over No. 25 Miami on Monday night.

Outlaw, who was averaging 5.0 points per game, set a school record with eight 3-pointers for the Hokies (21-8, 10-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their third straight game and fifth in the last six. Virginia Tech also moved to 15-1 at home this season.

Miami (20-9, 10-7), which moved into The Associated Press top-25 for the first time this season earlier in the day, led 50-48 with just under seven minutes to go.

However, the Hokies went on a 12-4 run to take the lead for good. Virginia Tech scored on five straight possessions, with the final five points coming on a 3-pointer by Outlaw and a dunk by Zach LeDay for a 60-54 lead with 2:11 remaining.

Anthony Lawrence led Miami with 18 points.

No. 23 Virginia shuts down No. 5 North Carolina

No. 23 Virginia shuts down No. 5 North Carolina

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Kyle Guy scored 17 points, London Perrantes had 13 and No. 23 Virginia used a small lineup to neutralize No. 5 North Carolina's size in a 53-43 victory Monday night.

Guy connected on five 3-pointers for Virginia (20-9, 10-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) and Perrantes hit three, continuing to emerge from a shooting slump that contributed greatly to a four-game skid for the Cavaliers.

Joel Berry II scored 12 points to lead the Tar Heels (25-6, 13-4), who snapped a four-game winning streak. ACC player of the year contender Justin Jackson, who arrived averaging 19.9 points in league play, was guarded most of the night by Perrantes and scored just seven points and missed seven of his 10 shots.

The Cavaliers opened a 33-23 lead early in the second half, then saw North Carolina scored the next six points to pull to 33-29. But Devon Hall hit a pair of free throws and Guy followed two Tar Heels misses with a 3-pointer. After the Tar Heels trailed 40-39 with 9:26 left, Perrantes made back-to-back 3s for Virginia, rousing the crowd at John Paul Jones Arena to deafening levels. When Jack Salt added a putback that lingered on the rim, then dropped, the outcome seemed certain.

North Carolina, averaging 86.2 points, scored just four points in the game's last 9:26.