The Atlantic Coast Conference rolled out the 2021-22 men’s basketball slate Thursday night during “Nothing But Net” on the ACC Network.
Of Virginia Tech’s 20 games, the Hokies are set for home-and-home dates with North Carolina, Pittsburgh, NC State, Virginia, Miami, and defending ACC champion Georgia Tech. Wake Forest will be Tech’s foe for the conference opener on Dec. 4 at Carilion Clinic Court at Cassell Coliseum. That game will air on the ACC Network.
Season-ticket options for Virginia Tech men’s basketball are now on sale for the upcoming 2021-22 season. New this year, fans are able to purchase a season ticket package exclusively to Virginia Tech’s ACC home schedule for a discounted price in comparison to a traditional full season ticket.
The Hokies will return to non-conference play for three games before traveling to Duke on Dec. 22 for a showdown on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. Tech won the lone matchup last season 74-67 behind 50 percent shooting from the floor.
Staying in the Tar Heel State, the Hokies will close out 2021 with a Dec. 29 battle in the “Dean Dome” with North Carolina on ESPN2.
The Commonwealth Clash, presented by Smithfield, features the Hokies and the Cavaliers squaring off on Jan. 12 in Charlottesville at 9 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by the return trip to Blacksburg on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. on ESPN as part of Big Monday. No. 20 Tech defeated eighth-ranked UVA 65-51 at home last season riding the momentum gained from a 19-0 run late in the second half.
Other schedule highlights include the Hokies’ first trip to Tallahassee since March 5, 2019, and first trip to Chapel Hill since Jan. 21, 2019.
Tech’s longest ACC home stand is a three-game stretch against Syracuse (Saturday, Feb. 12), Virginia (Monday, Feb. 14) and North Carolina (Saturday, Feb. 19). The Hokies close the regular season with three of their final four on the road, including the finale on March 5 at Clemson on RSN.
The conference opener vs. Wake Forest marks the first time Tech will open ACC play at home in back-to-back seasons since 2015-17. As Mike Young enters his third season at the helm of the Hokies, he is 2-0 in ACC openers, twice beating Clemson.
Barclays Center will once again welcome the New York Life ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament to Brooklyn March 8-12, 2022. The tournament was previously held there in 2017 and 2018. Tech will also play at Barclays Center for the NIT Season Tip-Off in November.
Remaining ACC game times will be announced when they are made available by the conference office.
Virginia Tech’s men’s basketball schedule 2021-22:
Nov. 9: Maine at home; Nov. 12: Navy at Annapolis (Veterans Classic); Nov. 15: Radford University at home; Nov. 18: Saint Francis (PA) at home; Nov. 21: Merrimack College at home;
Nov. 24: University of Memphis (NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn N.Y.); Nov. 26: Xavier/Iowa State (NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn, N.Y.); Dec. 1: Big Ten/ACC Challenge at College Park, Md.; Dec. 4: Wake Forest at home; Dec. 8: Cornell University at home; Dec. 12: University of Dayton at Dayton, Ohio; Dec. 17: St. Bonaventure (Hall of Fame Shootout in Charlotte); Dec. 22: Duke University at Durham; Dec. 29: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jan. 1: University of Pittsburgh at home; Jan. 12: North Carolina State University at home; Jan. 12: University of Virginia at Charlottesville; Jan. 15: University of Notre Dame at home; Jan. 19: North Carolina State University at Raleigh; Jan. 22: Boston College at Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Jan. 26: University of Miami at home; Jan. 29: Florida State University at Tallahassee; Feb. 2: Georgia Tech at home; Feb. 5: University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh; Feb. 12: Syracuse at home; Feb. 14: University of Virginia at home; Feb. 19: University of North Carolina at home; Feb. 23: Georgia Tech at Atlanta; Feb. 26: University of Miami at Coral Gables; March 1, University of Louisville at home; March 5: Clemson at Clemson; March 8-March 12: ACC Championship Tournament at Brooklyn.