Monday, the first official practices were conducted for the 2023-24 college basketball season. Tuesday night, the ACC released their 18-game conference schedules on the ACC Network and finalized the schedules for the Virginia Tech women.
There is a lot of hype surrounding the women’s team and why not? They are coming off an ACC Tournament Championship, then won the Seattle Regional last March in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Final Four, before falling to eventual national champion, LSU, 79-72.
The Hokies will begin the season with some tough non-conference matches before they begin to get into conference play. Some notable non-conference games are against Iowa on Nov. 9 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina and they also get a rematch with LSU, in Baton Rogue, La. on Nov. 30 in the ACC/SEC Challenge at 9 p.m. on ESPN. Talk about getting ready for conference play.
ACC Conference schedule released and it’s a monster
The regular season schedule is going to be a tough one for coach Kenny Brooks and his team, but they wouldn’t want it any other way. Recruiting is taking off and another deep postseason run will only strengthen that.
The ACC is one of the top conferences in the country and the Hokies will get a stern challenge every night. This season, the conference did them no favors with their schedule as six of their eight February games are against teams that made the NCAA Tournament last season. Virginia Tech has home-and-home games with Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, and North Carolina State. They will host Boston College, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami and Pittsburgh. They will travel to Notre Dame, Florida State, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Louisville.
Point guard Georgia Amoore, wing Cayla King, and center Elizabeth Kitley are the returning starters for Brooks this season, while five freshmen will be on the roster, along with three transfers from the portal who will play their first seasons in Blacksburg.