2 reasons Virginia Tech wins the ACC Tournament & 2 reasons they won't

Here are two reasons the Hokies will win the ACC Tournament and two reasons they won't.

Mar 5, 2024; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Hunter Cattoor (0) dribbles
Mar 5, 2024; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Hunter Cattoor (0) dribbles / Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
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Two reasons Virginia Tech won't win the ACC Tournament

Hokies struggle shooting the ball

If there is one thing that Virginia Tech is not afraid to do, it's shoot and shoot a lot from behind the 3-point line. They have a group that can hit the shot from behind the arc with Pedulla, Cattoor, Tyler Nickel, and MJ Collins. Robbie Beran can step outside and shoot it as well, while it's essential to get Lynn Kidd, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, and Mylyjael Poteat going around the basket. The Hokies are a hit-and-miss team away from Cassell Coliseum and one game in Washington like they have shot away from Blacksburg will be their downfall.

Hokies struggle getting stops

The defense has been a topic over the last couple of seasons for Virginia Tech and in some of their losses this season, the defense has been, well, not very good. During the three-game winning streak and well, since the second half of the Wake Forest game on March 2, the Hokies have been getting stops when needed and forcing turnovers, but that hasn't always been the case this season. If there's one thing we've learned about the 2023-24 Virginia Tech Hokies under Mike Young is that they can shoot themselves out of a game and they can let their opponents get any shot they want whenever they want. That would be a recipe for a quick stay in Washington.

This season the conference seems. tougher than it did two years ago at the top, but hey, it's March and anything can happen.

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