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Merrimack-Virginia Tech men's basketball preview capsule

Merrimack-Virginia Tech men's basketball preview capsule


Men’s Basketball


Merrimack at Virginia Tech

4 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum


Records: Merrimack 3-2; Virginia Tech 4-0

Notes: Tech is seeking the 1,500th win in the program's history. … Merrimack, a Massachusetts school that belongs to the Northeast Conference, is coming off a 55-45 win over Lehigh. … The Warriors lost at Rutgers (48-35) and at Army (74-51). … Merrimack, which returned all five starters from a team that went 9-9 (both overall and in the league), was picked fifth in the Northeast Conference preseason poll. … Tech is coming off a win over one of Merrimack's conference rivals, Saint Francis (Pennsylvania). … This is the teams' first meeting.

— Mark Berman

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Mark Berman covers Virginia Tech men’s basketball and many other teams at the university. He also helps cover other colleges, including Radford, VMI, Roanoke, Washington and Lee and Ferrum.

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