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If you are a Virginia Tech menís basketball season ticket holder, look for the price of season tickets to go up a bit this season. Thatís because the 2005-06 season will feature the most regular season home games in Cassell Coliseumís history. The Hokies will host 17 games this season, including a round robin tournament to open the season.
First of all, letís take a look at Techís number of home games in past seasons, dating back to the 1990-91 season. This includes postseason NIT games that were held in Cassell Coliseum.
The Hokies have already scheduled more games in Cassell this season than any past season. And if Tech makes the NIT again, that could mean even more home games. While the out-of-conference home schedule isnít particularly strong, it still means increased revenue for the athletic department. VT will still sell its allotment of season tickets because of the ACC games. Whether or not those fans show up for out-of-conference games doesnít matter, from a revenue standpoint. The money is still good.
The most important factor of having more home games than usual means the Hokies will probably have more wins than usual. Seth Greenberg is 24-7 at Cassell Coliseum in his two seasons as head coach. The Hokies have posted double digit wins at home in both seasons under Greenberg. Before Greenbergís arrival, the last time a Tech team won ten or more games in Cassell came in 1996-97, Bill Fosterís last season as head coach.
For the next six seasons after that, the most wins that Tech could manage in a single season in Cassell was nine. The Hokies also posted the first losing season in Cassell Coliseum history in 2000-01, finishing with a 6-9 record in Blacksburg in the first season of Big East play.
Virginia Tech hosts nine out-of-conference opponents in Cassell Coliseum this season, and on paper, VT is better than every one of those teams. If the Hokies can win those nine games, plus steal an out-of conference road win on the road, they would set themselves up nicely heading into ACC play. With ten out-of-conference wins, VT would have to win five ACC games to finish the regular season 15-14. They would be NIT eligible with that record.
But if things fall right for the Hokies, they have a chance to be better than that. With the same out-of-conference record and an 8-8 ACC mark, VT would find themselves 18-11 and under strong consideration for the NCAA Tournament.
Thatís why itís critical that the Hokies hold serve at home in the out-of-conference portion of their schedule. As we saw last season, VT is capable of winning ACC games. With a few more wins out-of-conference last year, Tech could have found themselves in the NCAA Tournament rather than the NIT.
Here is the out-of-conference home schedule for the Hokies:
Not exactly murderers row, but thatís a good thing. With a good
enough record, Techís RPI will be high enough just because of their ACC schedule. Home games against Duke, UNC and UVA
will be fun, but the games listed above will go a long way in determining which tournament, if any, will select the
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