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Virginia Tech Adds Maryland, Dayton to Their 2021 Non-Conference Schedule

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Virginia Tech has announced a pair of major non-conference basketball games for their 2021-22 season over the past couple weeks.

First, Virginia Tech will take on Maryland in the 2021 ACC/BIG10 competition, announced last week. The Hokies will face their old ACC foes in College Park on Wednesday, December 1st.

The two schools haven’t faced off since 2014 when the Terrapins earned a decisive 64-47 victory. Maryland has won each of the last five matchups against Tech.

Last season Virginia Tech was demolished by Penn State in their ACC/BIG10 challenge bout, falling 75-55. The Hokies gave up a season-high 12 three-pointers in the defeat.

Maryland also dropped their challenge game in 2020, losing 67-51 to Clemson.

Both schools have struggled in the annual challenge in recent memory. Virginia Tech owns a 5-9 all-time record in the challenge, while Maryland has only one win in seven challenge games since joining the Big Ten. The Terrapins went 10-5 in challenge meetings as members of the ACC.

Second, Virginia Tech added another out of conference opponent to the schedule in Dayton this past week.

The Hokies will play a home and home series against the Flyers, with the first game being played in Dayton this year and a bout in Blacksburg scheduled for the 2022-2023 season.

Virginia Tech is 8-6 against Dayton all-time. The Hokies dropped their most recent matchup against the Flyers in the second round of the 2019 Maui Jim Maui invitational tournament, 89-62, following a monumental upset over No. 3 Michigan State in the first round.

Dayton becomes the second Atlantic 10 opponent added to the Hokies' schedule with Tech set to face St Bonaventure in a major neutral site game in Charlotte in December.

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