Sunday's contest between the Virginia Tech Hokies (28-4) and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (29-5) at Cassell Coliseum has a projected final score of 71-63 based on our computer prediction, with a favored Virginia Tech squad securing the victory. Tipoff is at 5:00 PM ET on March 19.

The Hokies head into this game on the heels of a 58-33 win over Chattanooga on Friday.

Virginia Tech vs. South Dakota State Game Info

  • When: Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET
  • Where: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN2

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Virginia Tech vs. South Dakota State Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Virginia Tech 71, South Dakota State 63

Virginia Tech Schedule Analysis

  • The Hokies picked up their best win of the season on February 16, when they took down the Duke Blue Devils, who rank No. 13 in the AP's Top 25, by a score of 61-45.
  • When facing Quadrant 1 teams, the Hokies are 10-4 (.714%) -- tied for the sixth-most victories.
  • Virginia Tech has tied for the second-most Quadrant 2 wins in the country (nine).

Virginia Tech 2022-23 Best Wins

  • 61-45 at home over Duke (No. 13/AP Poll) on February 16
  • 58-37 over Duke (No. 13/AP Poll) on March 4
  • 59-56 on the road over Tennessee (No. 24/AP Poll) on December 4
  • 61-59 on the road over North Carolina (No. 20/AP Poll) on February 23
  • 68-65 at home over North Carolina (No. 20/AP Poll) on January 1

South Dakota State Schedule Analysis

  • The Jackrabbits claimed their signature win of the season on November 21, when they grabbed a 65-55 victory over the Louisville Cardinals, who rank inside the top 50 (No. 23), according to our computer rankings.
  • The Jackrabbits have two wins against Quadrant 1 opponents, tied for the 50th-most in the country.
  • South Dakota State has tied for the 12th-most Quadrant 4 victories in the country (18).

South Dakota State 2022-23 Best Wins

  • 65-55 over Louisville (No. 23) on November 21
  • 63-62 at home over Mississippi State (No. 35) on November 14
  • 62-57 over USC (No. 37) on March 17
  • 80-69 at home over Northern Iowa (No. 51) on December 3
  • 82-78 over Kansas State (No. 62) on December 10

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Virginia Tech Performance Insights

  • The Hokies' +504 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 15.8 points per game) is a result of scoring 72.1 points per game (57th in college basketball) while giving up 56.3 per contest (21st in college basketball).
  • Offensively, Virginia Tech is scoring 68.9 points per game this year in conference contests. As a comparison, its season average (72.1 points per game) is 3.2 PPG higher.
  • When playing at home, the Hokies are posting 8.7 more points per game (75.8) than they are in road games (67.1).
  • In 2022-23, Virginia Tech is surrendering 52.8 points per game in home games. Away from home, it is allowing 61.9.
  • The Hokies have seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 67.8 points per game in their last 10 outings, 4.3 points fewer than the 72.1 they've scored this season.

South Dakota State Performance Insights

  • The Jackrabbits outscore opponents by 18.7 points per game (posting 78.9 points per game, 13th in college basketball, and giving up 60.2 per contest, 73rd in college basketball) and have a +634 scoring differential.
  • South Dakota State has averaged 6.5 more points in Summit action (85.4) than overall (78.9).
  • At home, the Jackrabbits average 86.6 points per game. Away, they average 73.5.
  • South Dakota State is giving up more points at home (60.6 per game) than away (59.0).
  • The Jackrabbits have played better offensively over their previous 10 games, generating 83.7 points per contest, 4.8 more than their season average of 78.9.