Hokies Basketball to Meet Mississippi State Next Season

Matthew Stevens of the Starkville Daily News reports on his Twitter feed that Virginia Tech and Mississippi State will play in the Bahamas next season. Both teams were on the bubble for the 2010 NCAA Tournament, but wound up as No. 1 seeds in the NIT.

On the surface, it looks like Seth Greenberg is giving his non-conference slate a shot in the arm by scheduling the Bulldogs. However, Mississippi State loses its two best players from last year, Jarvis Varnado and Barry Stewart, to graduation as well as 6-8 forward Romero Osby, who transferred to Oklahoma.

They will be led next year by guards Ravern Johnson and Dee Bost. Hopefully the Bulldogs won't be a paper tiger next year and putting them on the schedule will benefit the Hokies, but the loss of Varnado and Stewart will be tough for them to overcome immediately.

UPDATE: Doug Bowman of Rivals confirms the matchup and reports it will be on Saturday, Dec. 18.

UPDATE 2: A reader informs me that Bost entered the NBA draft and will not be on MSU's roster next season.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Gobbler Country

You must be a member of Gobbler Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gobbler Country. You should read them.

Join Gobbler Country

You must be a member of Gobbler Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gobbler Country. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker