Riding with one of the most potent offense's in the country, the No. 4 Virginia Tech Hokies will play the No. 13 Saint Louis Billikens in the NCAA Tournament.
That offense (10th in offensive efficiency in KenPom), gave Virginia Tech their best season in quite a while. Tech's 24 wins marked their second-highest win total in program history. However, they've been without guard Justin Robinson for the last half of conference play. He is back for the Hokies which adds another element for a team looking to win their first tournament game since 2007.
Saint Louis (22-12, 10-8 Atlantic 10) is only here because the Billikens won the A-10's automatic bid. With a solid mixup of zone defenses, they are a difficult draw for anyone, and especially a hot and cold shooting Hokies squad.
Here is the NCAA Tournament information:
Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis How to Watch
What: 2019 NCAA Tournament First Round, East Region
Who: No. 4 Virginia Tech (24-8, 12-6 ACC) vs. No. 13 Saint Louis (22-12, 10-8 Atlantic 10)
When: 9:57 p.m. ET on Friday, March 22
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, Calif.
TV Channel: truTV
Online Stream: March Madness Live on NCAA.com
TV Announcers: Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude
Twitter: @HokiesMBB, @SaintLouisMBB
Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis Bracket Analysis
How They Got Here: Virginia Tech (at-large), Saint Louis (auto- bid, Atlantic 10 champions)
Previous Meeting: 77-71 Saint Louis win on Nov. 16, 2017 (Virginia Tech leads all-time series 7-1)
Next Round: Winner of No. 5 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Liberty
East Region Bracket:
No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 North Dakota State
No. 8 VCU vs. No. 9 Central Florida
No. 5 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Liberty
No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. No. 13 Saint Louis
No. 6 Maryland vs. No. 11 Belmont
No. 3 LSU vs. No. 14 Yale
No. 7 Louisville vs. No. 10 Minnesota
No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 15 Bradley
Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis Betting Spread, Lines & Odds
Favorites: Virginia Tech -10
Money Line: Virginia Tech -565, Saint Louis +460
Against The Spread: Virginia Tech (17-14-1), Saint Louis (17-18)
Betting lines found on BetOnline.ag
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