Check out a break down of the Bearcats all-time series history against Virginia Tech prior to the NIT first round matchup between the former Metro Conference rivals tomorrow night!
The programs first met in 1979 as Cincinnati won 72-68 at Virginia Tech but the Hokies responded with four straight victories over the next two seasons including a 40-point blowout in 1980.
Virginia Tech leads the all-time series with an 18-12 record against the Bearcats but every matchup took place from 1979-1991, when each school competed in the Metro Conference.
Both teams are looking to create momentum by competing for a tournament championship, which could be a major benefit for players that are expected to take on a larger role next season.
Cincinnati Basketball: Breaking down the Bearcats all-time history against Virginia Tech
- Date: Wednesday, March 15 at 9:00 PM
- Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati
- TV Broadcast: ESPN2 and fuboTV
- Series History: Virginia Tech leads 18-12
Bearcats senior forward Landers Nolley II began his career at Virginia Tech and will get a chance to face his former program in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday at Fifth Third Arena!
During his redshirt freshman season with the Hokies, Nolley averaged a team-high 15.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game en route to earning the All-ACC Freshman Team honors in 2020.
Cincinnati hasn’t participated in the annual postseason event in more than a decade but Nolley received the MVP award after helping Memphis win the NIT championship in 2021.
Wes Miller’s team will get a chance to finish the postseason on a positive note against Virginia Tech and possibly beyond. Tip off is set for tomorrow at 9:00 PM on ESPN2 and fuboTV.