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It’s Official, No NIT

Virginia Tech was not invited by the NIT to participate in the postseason NIT, ending a string of 4 straight years in the consolation tourney. I guess we can’t call it the VT Invitational anymore.

Tech went 6-4 in the Postseason NIT over the last 4 years, all at home.

Tech finished 3rd in the Preseason NIT this season.

The Hokies concluded their season at 16-17, their first losing record in 6 years.

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7 Responses to “It’s Official, No NIT”

  1. Neil says:

    is it time to take down the logo? i had always hoped we would take it down when we got an ncaa bid…at the beginning of the season, i didn’t really consider not even getting a nit bid.

  2. Brian says:

    I don’t understand why tech didn’t want to play in the cbi. I mean vt might lose money but it would be great practice for techs youngsters!

    • Cope-acabana says:

      The university is (as it always seems to be) facing some tough financial hurdles. They’ve raised tuition (again) and are cutting employee benefits (again). The negative backlash from playing at a third-rate postseason tournament in which you’d lose money is probably too much for the administration to handle. And I can’t say that I disagree. Or, they’re just saving money to buy out Greenberg’s contract if the team underperforms next season.

  3. Chris_atl says:

    And no CBI as was expected. There are some decent teams in the CBI. Having a few more games would have been fun. We did seem to be improving late season. Our buddy Thorns will be playing in it. There was one team with a losing record (Wash. St.). I don’t know for sure that we would have gotten an invitiation but I suspect they would have liked an ACC school and we could have displaced some of the smaller east coast schools.

  4. hokiegrad says:

    did play in the preseason NIT, so in one sense the streak remains unbroken…

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November

11/14 - Hokies 71, md. eastern shore 46
11/19 - Hokies 73, liberty 63
11/22 - appalachian state 65, Hokies 63
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11/25 - n. iowa 73, Hokies 54
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01/18 - unc 68, Hokies 53
01/22 - notre dame 85, Hokies 60
01/25 - uva 50, Hokies 47
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02/03 - syracuse 72, Hokies 70
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02/09 - vs. georgia tech | 9pm, ESPNU
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02/21 - @ nc state | 6pm, ESPN2
02/25 - vs. duke | 9pm, ESPN2
02/28 - @ uva | 4pm, ACCN

March

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