2016–17 Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hokies were led by third-year head coach Buzz Williams and played their home games at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 22–11, 10–8 in ACC play to finish a three-way tie for seventh place. As the No. 7 seed in the ACC Tournament, they beat Wake Forest before losing to Florida State in the quarterfinals. They received an at-large big to the NCAA Tournament. As a No. 9 seed in the East region, they lost in the First Round to Wisconsin.

2016–17 Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball
Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2016–17 record22–11 (10–8 ACC)
Head coachBuzz Williams (3rd season)
Assistant coachSteve Roccaforte
Assistant coachJamie McNeilly
Assistant coachChristian Webster
Home arenaCassell Coliseum
Seasons
2016–17 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#16 Florida State 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
#14 Notre Dame 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
#10 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#7 Duke 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
#24 Virginia 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Syracuse 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Clemson 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
NC State 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Pittsburgh 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
Boston College 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
2017 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Last seasonEdit

The Hokies finished the 2015–16 season 20–15, 10–8 in ACC play to finish in a tie for seventh place. They defeated Florida State in the second round of the ACC Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Miami (FL). They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Princeton in the first round to advance to the second round where they lost to BYU.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Shane Henry 0 F 6'8" 190 Senior Newton, GA Graduated
Satchel Pierce 21 F 7'0" 255 Sophomore Barberton, OH Transferred to Penn State
Jalen Hudson 23 G 6'5" 195 Sophomore Akron, OH Transferred to Florida

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Seth LeDay 3 F 6'7" 200 Junior Houston, TX Junior college transferred from Northwest Mississippi Community College.

Recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Khadim Sy
#26 C
Mouth of Wilson, VA Oak Hill Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Oct 26, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Tyrie Jackson
PG
Tifton, GA Tift County High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) May 29, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NA   Rivals: NA  247Sports: 23  ESPN: 19
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Virginia Tech Commit List for 2016". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.

Recruiting class of 2017Edit

Recruiting class of 2018Edit

RosterEdit

2016–17 Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Tyrie Jackson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Tift County Tifton, Georgia
F/C 2 Khadim Sy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Oak Hill Academy Dakar, Senegal
F 3 Seth LeDay 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr The Colony/NW Mississippi CC The Colony, Texas
G 4 Seth Allen 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr Fredericksburg Christian/Maryland Woodbridge, Virginia
G 5 Justin Robinson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So St. James School (MD) Manassas, Virginia
G 10 Justin Bibbs 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Montverde Academy Dayton, Ohio
G 11 Devin Wilson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Sr Montour McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
G 13 Ahmed Hill 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS So Aquinas Augusta, Georgia
F 14 Greg Donlon (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Sr Cosby Midlothian, Virginia
G/F 15 Chris Clarke 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Cape Henry Virginia Beach, Virginia
F 21 Nick Fullard (W, I)   6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr St. Mary's Ryken
Belmont Abbey
La Plata, Maryland
C 22 Johnny Hamilton 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr St. Augstine/Jacksonville College Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago
F 24 Kerry Blackshear, Jr. 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) So Maynard Evans Orlando, Florida
F 32 Zach LeDay 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Sr The Colony/South Florida Dallas, Texas
G 33 Matt Galloway (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Potomac Falls/Hood College Sterling, Virginia
G/F 42 Ty Outlaw 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Person/Lee College Roxboro, North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/11/2016*
9:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Maine W 80–67  1–0
Cassell Coliseum (9,567)
Blacksburg, VA
11/15/2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
High Point W 99–73  2–0
Cassell Coliseum (6,428)
Blacksburg, VA
11/19/2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
VMI W 88–72  3–0
Cassell Coliseum (7,714)
Blacksburg, VA
11/24/2016*
4:30 PM, ESPN
vs. New Mexico
Wooden Legacy quarterfinals
W 92–72  4–0
Titan Gym 
Fullerton, CA
11/25/2016*
5:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Texas A&M
Wooden Legacy semifinals
L 65–68  4–1
Titan Gym 
Fullerton, CA
11/27/2016*
4:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Nebraska
Wooden Legacy third place game
W 66–53  5–1
Honda Center 
Anaheim, CA
11/30/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at Michigan
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 73–70  6–1
Crisler Arena (9,981)
Ann Arbor, MI
12/07/2016*
8:30 PM, ACCN Extra
Maryland Eastern Shore W 75–59  7–1
Cassell Coliseum (7,068)
Blacksburg, VA
12/11/2016*
12:00 PM, ESPNU
Ole Miss W 80–75  8–1
Cassell Coliseum (7,522)
Blacksburg, VA
12/17/2016*
1:00 PM, ACCN Extra
The Citadel W 113–71  9–1
Cassell Coliseum (5,664)
Blacksburg, VA
12/20/2016*
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Charleston Southern W 87–59  10–1
Cassell Coliseum (5,249)
Blacksburg, VA
12/28/2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
UMBC W 87–70  11–1
Cassell Coliseum (5,458)
Blacksburg, VA
ACC regular season
12/31/2016
12:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 5 Duke W 89–75  12–1
(1–0)
Cassell Coliseum (9,567)
Blacksburg, VA
01/04/2017
9:00 PM, ACCN
No. 21 at NC State L 78–104  12–2
(1–1)
PNC Arena (16,185)
Raleigh, NC
01/07/2017
2:00 PM, ACCN
No. 21 at No. 12 Florida State L 78–93  12–3
(1–2)
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (7,041)
Tallahassee, FL
01/10/2017
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Syracuse W 83–73  13–3
(2–2)
Cassell Coliseum (6,047)
Blacksburg, VA
01/14/2017
2:00 PM, ACCN
No. 20 Notre Dame L 71–76  13–4
(2–3)
Cassell Coliseum (9,567)
Blacksburg, VA
01/18/2017
7:00 PM, RSN
Georgia Tech W 62–61  14–4
(3–3)
Cassell Coliseum (6,598)
Blacksburg, VA
01/22/2017
6:30 PM, ESPNU
at Clemson W 82–81  15–4
(4–3)
Littlejohn Coliseum (7,120)
Clemson, SC
01/26/2017
8:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 9 North Carolina L 72–91  15–5
(4–4)
Dean Smith Center (20,113)
Chapel Hill, NC
01/29/2017
6:30 PM, ESPNU
Boston College W 85–79  16–5
(5–4)
Cassell Coliseum (7,372)
Blacksburg, VA
02/01/2017
8:00 PM, ACCN
at No. 9 Virginia
Commonwealth Clash
L 48–71  16–6
(5–5)
John Paul Jones Arena (14,623)
Charlottesville, VA
02/08/2017
9:00 PM, RSN
at Miami (FL) L 68–74  16–7
(5–6)
BankUnited Center (6,620)
Coral Gables, FL
02/12/2017
6:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 12 Virginia
Commonwealth Clash
W 80–78 2OT 17–7
(6–6)
Cassell Coliseum (9,567)
Blacksburg, VA
02/14/2017
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at Pittsburgh W 66–63  18–7
(7–6)
Petersen Events Center (7,835)
Pittsburgh, PA
02/18/2017
1:00 PM, ACCN
at No. 8 Louisville L 90–94  18–8
(7–7)
KFC Yum! Center (21,524)
Louisville, KY
02/21/2017
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Clemson W 71–70  19–8
(8–7)
Cassell Coliseum (7,179)
Blacksburg, VA
02/25/2017
4:00 PM, RSN
at Boston College W 91–75  20–8
(9–7)
Conte Forum (6,311)
Chestnut Hill, MA
02/27/2017
9:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 25 Miami (FL) W 66–61  21–8
(10–7)
Cassell Coliseum (6,962)
Blacksburg, VA
03/04/2017
4:30 PM, RSN
Wake Forest L 84–89  21–9
(10–8)
Cassell Coliseum (9,567)
Blacksburg, VA
ACC Tournament
03/08/2017
7:00 PM, ESPN2
(7) vs. (10) Wake Forest
Second round
W 99–90  22–9
Barclays Center (17,732)
Brooklyn, NY
03/09/2017
7:00 PM, ESPN
(7) vs. (2) Florida State
Quarterfinals
L 68–74  22–10
Barclays Center (17,732)
Brooklyn, NY
NCAA Tournament
03/16/2017*
9:40 PM, CBS
(9 E) vs. (8 E) No. 25 Wisconsin
First Round
L 74–84  22–11
KeyBank Center (17,619)
Buffalo, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 21 RV NR RV RV NR RV RV NR RV Not released 
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 23 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

ReferencesEdit