Tech will play 12 out-of-conference games with five of those contests taking place at Carilion Clinic Court at Cassell Coliseum, including the season opener against Maine on Nov. 9.
Game times and television designations will be announced at a later date.
As previously announced, the Hokies will take part in the NIT Season Tip-Off during Thanksgiving Week, facing Memphis on Nov. 24 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The championship and third-place games will be played on Friday, Nov. 26.
Tech will also compete in the Veterans Classic (Nov. 12 at Navy), the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Dec. 1 at Maryland) and the Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout (Dec. 17 vs. St. Bonaventure in Charlotte, N.C.).
The ACC portion of the 2021-22 men’s basketball schedule should be announced in the coming weeks.
Game No. 1: Nov. 9 vs. Maine
Tech is 1-0 all-time vs. the Black Bears. The Hokies won that game 80-67 in Blacksburg on Nov. 11, 2016. Maine was 2-7 (2-6 America East) last season.
Game No. 2: Nov. 12 at Navy (Veterans Classic)
Tech is 3-3 all-time vs. the Midshipmen. The last meeting was Dec. 7, 2008, won by the Hokies 79-70. Navy was 15-3 (12-1 Patriot League) last season.
Game No. 3: Nov. 15 vs. Radford
Tech is 9-2 all-time vs. the Highlanders. The Hokies won the last matchup 77-62 in Blacksburg on Nov. 25, 2020. Radford was 15-12 (12-6 Big South) last season.
Game No. 4: Nov. 18 vs. St. Francis
Tech is 1-0 all-time vs. the Red Flash. The Hokies won 75-37 in Blacksburg on Nov. 24, 2018. St. Francis was 6-16 (5-13 Northeast) last season.
Game No. 5: Nov. 21 vs. Merrimack
This is the first meeting between the two schools. Merrimack was 9-9 (9-9 Northeast) last season.
Game No. 6: Nov. 24 vs. Memphis (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Tech is 12-18 all-time vs. the Tigers. The Hokies lost the last meeting to Memphis 82-63. Memphis was 20-8 (11-4 American) last season.
Games No. 7, 8: Nov. 26 vs. Iowa State/Xavier (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Tech is 1-1 all-time vs. the Iowa State Cyclones. The Hokies lost the last meeting 99-77 on Nov. 27, 2015. Iowa State was 2-22 (0-18 Big 12) last season.
Tech is 4-9 all-time vs. the Xavier Musketeers. The Hokies lost the last meeting 63-62 in overtime in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Nov. 21, 2008) Xavier was 13-8 (6-7 Big East) last season.
Game No. 9: Dec. 1 at Maryland (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
Tech is 10-32 all-time vs. the Terrapins. The Hokies lost the last meeting 64-47 on March 4, 2014. Maryland was 17-14 (9-11 Big Ten) last season.
Game No. 10: Dec. 8 vs. Cornell
This is the first meeting between the two schools. Cornell did not play last season.
Game No. 11: Dec. 12 at Dayton
Tech is 8-6 all-time vs. the Flyers. VT lost the last meeting 89-62 at the Maui Invitational on Nov. 26, 2019. Dayton was 14-10 (9-6 Atlantic 10) last season.
Game No. 12: Dec. 17 vs. St. Bonaventure (Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout in Charlotte, N.C.)
Tech is 11-5 all-time vs. the Bonnies. The Hokies won the last matchup 73-64 in Blacksburg on Nov. 27, 2011.
St. Bonaventure was 16-5 (11-4 Atlantic 10) last season.