Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball hosts Radford Sunday

Mar 31, 2023; Dallas, TX, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies center Elizabeth Kitley (33) rebounds the ball against the LSU Lady Tigers in the second half in semifinals of the women's Final Four of the 2023 NCAA Tournament at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 31, 2023; Dallas, TX, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies center Elizabeth Kitley (33) rebounds the ball against the LSU Lady Tigers in the second half in semifinals of the women's Final Four of the 2023 NCAA Tournament at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Coming off a record night and win over Long Island University on Wednesday night, the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team returns to the court Sunday afternoon to host Radford in a non-conference game at Cassell Coliseum at 2 o’clock.

In their 98-50 win over LIU, the Hokies recorded 30 assists, the most ever in a game at Cassell Coliseum, and 17 3-pointers. They also placed six figures in double figures with Cayla King leading the way with 21 points on seven 3-pointers. Carys Baker had 18 points off the bench for the Hokies, while Elizabeth Kitley had 17, Matilda Ekh had 13, Clara Strack had 11 and Georgia Amoore had 10 and 14 assists.

How to Watch Radford at Virginia Tech women’s basketball

The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra at 2 p.m. and on FuboTV.

Like Long Island, this should be another huge confidence booster for coach Kenny Brooks and the Hokies. The Highlanders are 2-7 and have lost seven in a row to Norfolk State, East Tennessee State University, UNC Greensboro, Indiana State, Northern Illinois, Penn State, and Niagara. Their two wins were over Concord and Western Carolina.

The one common opponent they have on their schedules so far is UNC Greensboro, which the Hokies beat at home in November.

Virginia Tech is 6-2 and following this game, they will have seven days off before going to Rutgers on Dec. 17 at 5:30 for another non-conference game. After losses to Iowa and LSU, two Top 10 programs, the No. 15 Hokies have an opportunity against Radford to build more confidence as they head down the stretch of their non-conference schedule before the grind of a deep ACC schedule begins on New Year’s Eve at home against the University of Pittsburgh.

Brooks should have an opportunity to go deep into his bench against the Highlanders and get his younger players some valuable minutes ahead of conference play.

Prediction: Virginia Tech 83, Radford 54

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