BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Tech men's basketball team is looking to advance in the NCAA Tournament after early exits in each of the last two seasons.
Friday, March 22
(13) Saint Louis vs. (4) Virginia Tech
San Jose, CA
Tip-off: 9:57 p.m. (approximate)
No. 4 seed Virginia Tech is preparing to meet No. 13 seed Saint Louis in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hokies earned a spot in the East Region after posting a 24-8 record. Virginia Tech is led in scoring by Nickeil Alexander-Walker, who averages 16.6 points per game. The return of senior guard Justin Robinson (13.7 ppg, 5.2 apg) from injury is a major boost for the Hokies.
Virginia Tech is looking to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after losing in the first round in each of the last two seasons.
Saint Louis advanced to the NCAA Tournament after winning the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament. The Billikens enter the Big Dance with a record of 22-12 and are led by head coach Travis Ford. Senior guard Javon Bess leads Saint Louis in scoring at 15.3 points per game.