Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Sports minute: Va. Tech men's basketball to host Miss. Valley State, GSU

Virginia Tech Hokies basketball

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Virginia Tech has announced the two teams it will host as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.

The Hokies will host 2012 NCAA tournament participant Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 10 and will host Georgia Southern on Dec. 15.

MVSU, coached by former Kentucky standout Sean Woods, went 21-13 and won the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament last season. The team lost to Western Kentucky in the play-in round of the NCAAs.

Georgia Southern went 15-15 last season.

As previously announced, Tech will also play two games at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as part of the event. No matter how Tech does against MVSU and Georgia Southern, it will be in a Vegas bracket with Colorado State, Bradley and Portland. Those games will be Dec. 22-23.

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