COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The ACC Champion Hokies faced the Longhorns in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Friday afternoon.
Eleven-seed Virginia Tech lost to 6-seed Texas in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 81-73.
Senior forward Keve Aluma led the Hokies with 15 points. In the last minute of the game, junior guard Hunter Cattoor made a three-point jumper and a layup, scoring a total of 12 points for the Hokies.
The Hokies won four-straight games in four days last week to claim the school’s first-ever ACC Tournament title, but ultimately, couldn’t keep up with Texas Friday night.
Virginia Tech is now out of the NCAA Tournament as Texas gears up to face 3-seed Purdue on Sunday.
On Friday, the Virginia Tech women lost their first round of the tournament as well, taking both programs off their respective brackets.