The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team is set to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Paradise Island, Bahamas, on Dec. 18.
This game will be part of the Battle of Atlantis hosted at the Atlantis Resort. The doubleheader consists of the Hokies-Bulldogs game, along with a Georgia Tech-Richmond matchup.
A new 4,500-seat arena, part of a 60,000-square-foot conference center, will host the games.
The Hokies, expected to begin this season ranked in the top 25, have several exciting events scheduled already.
Tech’s first big challenge will come when it faces off against potential top 5 team Kansas State as part of ESPN’s 2010-11 College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon Nov. 16.
Next the Hokies will play in the 76 Classic in Anaheim California over Thanksgiving weekend, which features Oklahoma State and Stanford among other schools.
They will proceed to host a very talented and likely top 5 Purdue squad on Wednesday, Dec. 1 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Head coach Seth Greenberg is working hard to find top competition for his senior-laden team, which just missed the NCAA Tournament last year partially because of a weak schedule.