The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is one of the most watched tournament challenges in the nation.
It puts two of college basketball's top conferences up against each other.
The Virginia Tech Hokies came into the year with a top 25 ranking for the first time since the mid 90's and have played typical Virginia Tech basketball. Poor shooting, sloppy on offense but good defense overall.
It leads to an average product on the court, which is why the Hokies struggle to gain recognition in March.
Head coach Seth Greenberg has had to deal with an abundance of injuries to his frontcourt. The lack of depth has hurt the Hokies in almost every game.
Purdue was off to to a blistering start, averaging 87 points per game in their first four matchups. But the Boilermakers suffered their first loss of the season to Richmond last Saturday.
Both teams are coming off losses and are looking to get a big win Wednesday night. Here are five reasons why the Hokies will come out on top in Blacksburg.