Who's Playing

Cornell @ Virginia Tech

Current Records: Cornell 8-1; Virginia Tech 6-3

What to Know

The Virginia Tech Hokies will stay at home another game and welcome the Cornell Big Red at 9 p.m. ET Dec. 8 at Cassell Coliseum. Cornell should still be riding high after a win, while the Hokies will be looking to right the ship.

The point spread favored Virginia Tech on Saturday, but luck did not. They lost to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at home by a decisive 80-61 margin. That makes it the first time this season Virginia Tech has let down their home crowd. Virginia Tech's loss came about despite a quality game from forward Keve Aluma, who had 23 points and five assists along with nine rebounds.

Meanwhile, Cornell was completely in charge on Sunday, breezing past the Keuka Storm 122-64 at home.

This next contest looks promising for Virginia Tech, who are favored by a full 17.5 points. Those burned by picking them against the spread on Saturday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

The Hokies are now 6-3 while the Big Red sit at 8-1. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Virginia Tech ranks ninth in college basketball when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 56.3 on average. But Cornell enters the matchup with 91.2 points per game on average, good for second best in college basketball. We'll see which of these strengths -- offense or defense -- will win out.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Cassell Coliseum -- Blacksburg, Virginia
  • TV: ACC Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00


The Hokies are a big 17.5-point favorite against the Big Red, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hokies as an 18-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.