The Boilermakes march down to Blacksburg to face Malcolm Delaney and the Hokies after losing to Richmond 65-54 in their last game.
For Tech, this game will go along way in setting the tone for the season. With ACC play starting Sunday at home against Virginia, the Hokies are hoping to get off on the right foot. Wednesday is their chance.
The key for Virginia Tech, obviously, will be to stay out of foul trouble. Jeff Allen has started the year terribly, averaging 4.3 fouls per game, fouling out three times already this season.
Sure, Delaney can carry the load, but not every game. If the Hokies want to slow down E'Twaun Moore (20.8 ppg) and JaJuan Johnson (16.5 ppg), they need to be able to keep everyone on the court and run their offense.
One bright spot in the Hokies 71-59 loss to UNLV was the play of Terrell Bell, who poured in 12 points. If Bell can add a little scoring power, and if Dorenzo Hudson can rebound after being held scoreless against UNLV, VT can compete in this game.
So far this season, it hasn't been pretty.
Now comes a big chance against one of the best teams in the Big Ten.
Delaney will get his points. Will anyone else?