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Hokies Ink Home and Home with kansas state; in Manhattan This Year

The Hokies will travel to Manhattan, KS this coming season to face the kansas state wildcats according to this Roanoke Times article.

Every early top 25 poll for next year has the wildcats in the top 10.  They finished just one victory away from the Final Four this past season, losing to runner-up butler in the Elite Eight.  They return their leading scorer, Jacob Pullen, who averaged 19.3 ppg and hit 40% of his 278 three-pointers.  kansas state fellow backcourt player Denis Clemente, who averaged 16.6 ppg. 

In the frontcourt, kansas state returns their third, fourth, and fifth leadings scorers: 6’8″ Curtis Kelly (11.5 ppg), 6’7″ Jamar Samuels (11.0), and 6’5″ wing player Dominique Sutton (7.2).  So they do return a lot of talent and their 6’10” space-eater, Luis Colon, is also back.

This means the Hokies will play at least three teams that will be in the preseason top 10 next year: kansas state, purdue (at VT), and National Champion duke (at VT).  unc is also on the cusp in some polls (for some reason).  FYI: The Wear twins are transferring to ucla.

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5 Responses to “Hokies Ink Home and Home with kansas state; in Manhattan This Year”

  1. chicagomaroon says:


  2. Telemachus says:

    Clemente will be a big loss for them. Playing them early in the season, as the article says, may help us out given the youth that will be asked to replace him. I’m guessing sophomore Martavious Irving will get the most minutes in Clemente’s stead, as he sounds like the more defensive choice of the two sophomores and 1 freshman that appear to be candidates for the job ( They’ll need that defense with VT’s guard play.

  3. HipHop_Hokie says:

    Wow this has basically cemented next year’s schedule as one of the most challenging and ambitious ever for Hokie hoops… definitely a stark contrast to, and a result of, last year’s scheduling debacle.

    I hope that we are ready for what we’re getting ourselves into… I really do think that we are. It’s now or never for next year’s senior-laden crew.


  4. telemachus says:

    It’ll be the 2nd game of the season… Nov. 16th to be exact. More info on that and other OOC opponents here:

  5. wildcats says:

    So i watched luis colon graduate, pretty sure your thinking of the 6’10 monster named Wally Judge. See ya’ll in the octagon of doom. GO STATE


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