2024-25 Season

Michigan to face Virginia Tech in Fort Myers Tip-Off

Michigan will face Virginia Tech in the opening round of the Fort Myers Tip-Off, the event announced today.

The four-team event’s other matchup will pair Xavier and South Carolina. Games will be played at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College on November 25th and 27th.

The Wolverines and Hokies will play 6:00 p.m. (FS1) and then play at 8:30 p.m. (Championship) or 6:00 p.m. (consolation) on Wednesday.

The Hokies finished 19-15 (10-10 ACC) and 58th per KenPom last season. They are currently ranked  87th in Bart Torvik’s current preseason projections, returning just 14.8% of last year’s minutes.

Michigan last faced Virginia Tech on November 30th, 2016, in Ann Arbor, a 73-70 Hokie win. The Wolverines knocked off current Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young in the 2014 NCAA Tournament when he was at Wofford.

Michigan has yet to formally announce its non-conference schedule, but Dusty May has put together a solid slate that features six reported or announced games against high-major foes. In addition to two games in Fort Myers, the Wolverines will play Wake Forest in Greensboro, TCU in Ann Arbor, Arkansas in New York City and Oklahoma in Charlotte.

The Wolverines also announced on Wednesday that they’ll host Cleveland State (season opener), Purdue Fort Wayne and Western Kentucky in the non-conference. Here’s a full rundown of all reported non-conference games.

Notable Replies

  1. umhoops

    This makes a lot of sense to try to get a Xavier/Michigan title game.

    Virginia Tech does not have a great roster, but Mike Young is a good coach.

  2. DMB43

    Toibu Lawal is getting absolutely cooked by Danny

  3. romeowolv


  4. steve

    His 2019 Wofford team was hella fun. Gave Kentucky all it wanted in the round of 32.

  5. umhoops


    Date Division Matchup Time (ET)
    Monday, Nov. 25 Palms Miami (OH) vs. Siena 11 a.m.
    Monday, Nov. 25 Palms Jacksonville vs. Mercer 1:30 p.m.
    Monday, Nov. 25 Beach Michigan vs. Virginia Tech 6 p.m.
    Monday, Nov. 25 Beach South Carolina vs. Xavier 8:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Nov. 26 Palms Third-Place Game 11 a.m.
    Tuesday, Nov. 26 Palms Championship Game 1:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 27 Beach Third-Place Game 6 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 27 Beach Championship Game 8:30 p.m.

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