Virginia Tech men’s hoops to open ACC slate with North Carolina

A rematch of the ACC Championship with Virginia Tech vs. Duke set for Jan. 23

Virginia Tech's Sean Pedulla (3) drives against North Carolina's Caleb Love, center left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game during semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference men's tournament, Friday, March 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

BLACKSBURG, Va. – On Tuesday the Atlantic Coast Conference released its men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming 2022-2023 season.

The defending ACC Champion Virginia Tech will open its league slate at home on Sunday, December 4 against North Carolina. The Tar Heels are coming off a 2021 season where they finished as the national runner-up after falling to Kansas in the first year under head coach Hubert Davis. Tech’s conference opener vs. North Carolina marks the third straight season it will open ACC play at home, and the first time opening against UNC since the 2009-10 season (that game was in Chapel Hill).

In total Virginia Tech will host six ACC weekend games in addition to a Big Monday showdown against Duke on January 23--a rematch of last season’s ACC title game. The much anticipated Commonwealth Clash with rival Virginia will happen on January 18, in Charlottesville, and on February 4 in Blacksburg.

Of Tech’s 20 league games, the Hokies are set for home-and-home dates with Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Miami, Syracuse and Virginia. Additionally, VT will welcome Florida State, North Carolina, NC State and Pitt to Blacksburg, while the Hokies will travel to Georgia Tech, Louisville, Notre Dame and Wake Forest.

Virginia Tech will enter its fourth season under the leadership of head coach Mike Young and will welcome back six returners from last season including ACC Tournament MVP Hunter Cattoor and Justyn Mutts.

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