Iowa-Virginia Tech basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online

Iowa and Virginia Tech meet at 8 p.m. CT (9 p.m. ET) on Tuesday, Nov. 28th in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.

The Hawkeyes (4-2) are looking to rebound after a seventh-place finish in the Cayman Islands Basketball Classic. Virginia Tech (5-1) beat Morehouse State 96-63 last Saturday.

Iowa-Virginia Tech game time, details

Iowa and Virginia Tech play at 8 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

  • Time: 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT tipoff
  • Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28
  • Location: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va.

How can I watch Iowa-Virginia Tech?

ESPN2 will televise the contest. Mike Couzens will call the play-by-play and Debbie Antonelli is the analyst.

How can I watch Iowa-Virginia Tech online?

Watch ESPN will provide live streaming of the game.  Click here for more information.

How can I listen to Iowa-Virginia Tech on the radio?

In Iowa, 600 AM (WMT-Cedar Rapids), 1040 AM (WHO-Des Moines) and 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) are the flagship radio stations. Gary Dolphin is the play-by-play broadcaster with Bob Hansen as the color analyst.  Click here for other Iowa radio affiliates. 

How can I buy Iowa-Virginia Tech tickets?

Click here for ticket information from TicketCity.com.

Iowa-Virginia Tech preview

The Hawkeyes, after dropping two games in the Cayman Islands, are looking to get back on track. Unfortunately, Virginia Tech isn’t the ideal opponent to do so against.

The Hokies’ strength is designed to exploit the Hawkeyes’ biggest weakness. Virginia Tech is No. 18 nationally in adjusted offense, according to KenPom.com. The Hokies have scored at least 96 points in five of their six games. Guards Justin Bibbs (21.3 points) and Ahmed Hill (19.8 points) can take over a game.

They’re as good of a transition team as I’ve seen in a long time in terms of anybody can take it, anybody can shoot it, anybody can finish it,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “A lot of slashing teams can’t shoot the ball from the outside. This is a slashing team who has multiple 3-point shooters. So that’s going to spread your defense out.”

The Hawkeyes were exposed on the defensive end during their Thanksgiving tournament. Louisiana shot 49.2 percent its win Nov. 20, and South Dakota State hit 50.0 percent of its 3-point shots to pull off the upset the following day. The Hawkeyes are struggling early in the season with on-ball and perimeter defense.

Also, Iowa will be without backup point guard Connor McCaffery. He is suffering from mono and recently spent two days in the hospital. The good news is the Hawkeyes are expecting jack-of-all trades forward Nicholas Baer to make his season debut. Baer missed the start of the season with a broken pinky finger.

Another benefit for Iowa is Virginia Tech isn’t strong defensively. The Hokies are No. 86 nationally in adjusted defense. They are also untested as they’ve yet to face a challenging nonconference opponent.

Both teams aren’t afraid to push the pace. Don’t be surprised if it’s an up-and-down game with teams trading buckets.

Iowa’s best bet to win is with its offense. This won’t be a 53-51 contest. The Hawkeyes will need one or two of their top scorers — Isaiah Moss, Jordan Bohannon or Tyler Cook — to put together a big night while Iowa simultaneously limits transition buckets and the impact Virginia Tech’s perimeter has on offense.

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