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Virginia Tech's non-conference basketball schedule for the 2020-21 season continues to come together as Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports is reporting that the Hokies have agreed to a home-and-home with Oklahoma State.
Source: Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech will start a home-and-home series next season in Oklahoma. Return game in Blacksburg in 21-22.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 6, 2020
*First game could be in Oklahoma City.
The Hokies will travel to the state of Oklahoma next season with the game being played either on campus at Oklahoma State or in Oklahoma City followed by the Cowboys coming to Blacksburg in the 2021-22 season. The Oklahoma State game joins Marshall on the 2020-21 non-conference schedule that was previously reported by Jon Rothstein.
Virginia Tech continues to build a strong non-conference schedule that will also include an ACC-Big 10 Challenge game after the Hokies did not take part in this past season's event. Given the lack of live collegiate sports till August, there should be plenty of time for the Hokies to continue to assemble their non-conference schedule.
What's clear from all of this is that Virginia Tech is committed to building a stronger non-conference schedule. One difference for this schedule from past ones is that the Hokies currently are not scheduled to participate in an early season conference tournament, something that had been a staple of non-conference schedules under Buzz Williams.
One of the unique things about this specific game is the fact that the Hokies will be facing the #1 recruit in the country, Cade Cunningham, who signed with the Cowboys. While the Hokies have faced plenty of elite freshmen in ACC play, it's rare that we've seen Tech face the top recruit in the country outside of ACC play or an early season tournament.