In this edition of Virginia Tech News, the first men’s and women’s basketball ACC/SEC Challenge is in the books and the softball schedule has been released for the 2024 season.
The ACC/SEC Challenge ends in a draw for the men
This season, the ACC and SEC merged for the first ACC/SEC Challenge, and the 14 games were split down the middle with each conference collecting seven wins. Virginia Tech lost their game, 74-57, at Auburn Wednesday night.
The Hokies dropped their second straight in the loss to the Tigers with Hunter Cattoor the only player to hit double figures with 16 points. They return to Cassell Coliseum Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock to kickoff ACC play against Louisville.
ACC/SEC Women’s Challenge
Just like the men’s challenge, the women’s challenge ended in an even 7-7 draw. The Virginia Tech women lost, 82-64, at LSU Thursday night to fall to 5-2. Both challenges were as even in the final results as they could be.
Virginia Tech softball releases 2024 schedule
The Virginia Tech softball team released its 2024 schedule which will begin at Auburn on Feb. 9-11 at the Tiger Invite where they will play five games. Two of those games will be against Auburn who made the NCAA Tournament last season. The following weekend, the Hokies challenging opening first two weekends will head west to Littlewood Classic hosted by Arizona State and Grand Canyon, where they will play five more games between Feb. 16-18.
Virginia Tech will play in the Georgia Classic where they will play five more games, with matchups against Georgia, Radford, and Dartmouth. Other non-conference games include Elon, Eastern Kentucky, UNC-Charlotte, Alabama, Longwood, Wofford, Robert Morris, Maryland Eastern Shore, and Liberty.
Their ACC schedule includes road trips to Louisville, Duke, North Carolina State, and Syracuse, while Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, and Boston College will come to Blacksburg. The Hokies will play Virginia once in Charlottesville and once in Blacksburg. The 2024 ACC Tournament will be held from May 8-11 at Duke.