Categorized | 2012-13 Season, Stats

The best and worst starts in Virginia Tech basketball history

Updated Dec. 3, 2012

The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team is off to its best start since the 1982-83 season. That little nugget of trivia has a lot of fans asking about the best starts in Virginia Tech’s history. We did some digging and have the answers:

Best Starts:
1909-10 | 11-0 (the Hokies only played 11 games and this stands as their only undefeated season)
1916-17 | 11-0 (finished 17-2)
1981-82 | 9-0 (finished 20-11)
1977-78 | 8-0 (finished 19-8)
1920-21 | 8-0 (finished 19-5)
1915-16 | 8-0 (finished 12-3)
1910-11 | 8-0 (finished 11-1)
2012-13 | 7-0 (finished ??)
1982-83 | 7-0 (finished 23-11)
1978-79 | 7-0 (finished 22-9)
1918-19 | 7-0 (finished 18-4)
1979-80 | 6-0 (finished 21-8)

Worst Starts:
1951-52 | 0-9 (finished 4-16)
1933-34 | 0-9 (finished 1-15)
1952-53 | 0-8 (finished 4-19)
1923-24 | 0-8 (finished 5-13)

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  • HipHop_Hokie

    Marcus Smart is a beastly freshman for Okie State. We’re going to need to attack him early and often to try to saddle him with some foul trouble if we hope to move to 7-0. I think we can do it, but it’s going to take intensity on both ends of the floor… especially a defensive effort unlike anything we’ve shown so far.

  • Ryan

    Agreed…and is the game only on espn 3? That would be terrible because sometimes the picture quality isnt the best but i know the schedule makers didnt expect either team to be playing this well….

    • goodraisin

      Ugh, you’re right… man I was sure it must be on ESPNU at the very least. I don’t think ESPN switches around their broadcast plans do they? I’m pretty sure we’re stuck with ESPN3 for this huge game :(

  • trbohokiefan

    ESPN3??? Great, I get to watch the action on one end, then a little moving circle, and then action back on the same end…..all on a little bitty screen. Time for an upgrade…..Anybody know of a big fast flat TV that has a browser?

    • Krishna

      Hook your computer up to your TV. Most laptops have HDMI’s now, shouldn’t be too hard. Or if you have an XBOX you can watch on there.

      • trbohokiefan

        Thanks Krishna, good idea.
        Nice challenge for me to work on tonight….

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