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Virginia Tech gets NIT bid, returns to postseason for first time since 2011

Virginia Tech gets NIT bid, returns to postseason for first time since 2011

As far as Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams is concerned, his team's opportunity to host a National Invitation Tournament first-round game against Princeton can only be a positive, especially given where the Hokies were last season at this time.

Tech (19-14), which was awarded a No. 3 seed in the 32-team tournament, will welcome No. 6 seed Princeton on Wednesday at 8 p.m. to Cassell Coliseum in a game that will be televised by ESPNU. It'll be Tech's first appearance in a tournament beyond the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament since 2011, when it made it to the second round of the NIT before losing to Wichita State.

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