Not sure if this was known already but I found a quote that VT is looking to continue the series with us.
Our non-conference basketball schedule was terrible this year. What are we going to do to make it better next year? It’s going to keep us out of the big dance. Steve, Fairfax, Va.
I posed that question to Coach Greenberg on Monday night’s Tech Talk Live! “We are going to re-visit how we pick some non-conference teams and do a bit more research on their rosters, who they’ve got coming back and who they’ve lost,” Greenberg said. “We want to play in made-for-TV games and we will play at least one of those next year. We are in a tournament in California, which is three games with excellent teams. We are going to play a Big Ten team at home in the ACC–Big Ten Challenge and we are going to continue our series with Penn State.”
Greenberg’s concern is some of the non-conference ‘buy game’ opponents this year had awful records. UNC Greensboro (7-22), UMBC (4-25), VMI (6-18), Longwood (8-18), Charleston Southern (9-16) and North Carolina Central (3-22) are examples. The look of the ‘buy’ games will likely be different in 2010-2011.