3 huge overreactions after Virginia Tech is eliminated from the ACC Tournament

After being eliminated in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament, here are three overreactions.

Notre Dame v Virginia Tech
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After winning the ACC regular season title, the Virginia Tech women's basketball team was not able to pull off winning the conference tournament championship for the second straight year. After beating Miami in the quarterfinals on Friday, the top-seeded Hokies fell to Notre Dame, 82-53, in the semifinals on Saturday afternoon.

By now everyone is aware that they played the tournament without three-time ACC Player of the Year Elizabeth Kitley after she suffered a knee injury in the regular season final against Virginia last Sunday night. Virginia Tech will now await the NCAA Tournament pairings that are going to be released on March 17 and because of Kitley's injury, it is still up in the air whether or not they will be hosting in two weeks inside Cassell Coliseum.

With some time to rest, here are three huge overreactions after a 29-point loss to Notre Dame and a disappointing elimination from the ACC Tournament.

1. There is a cause for concern given the last two performances

Kenny Brooks
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Let's face it, Coach Kenny Brooks and his staff had just a few days to put a game plan into place without Kitley. It was also just a few days for his players to catch up with the plan and some new players to get adjusted to a bigger role. Even though Kitley's status is still up in the air for the NCAA Tournament, you have to think that Brooks and his staff have a very good idea whether or not she is going to play and they will now get two weeks to plan for going forward with or without her. There were a lot of factors that went into the two games in the ACC Tournament and expect a team with more confidence in two weeks.

2. Virginia Tech 3-point struggles will carry over to the NCAA Tournament

Cayla King
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Shooters can be streaky and that has been the case for the Hokies. In the last two games, they jacked up 54 3-pointers and only connected on 13 of them. Georgia Amoore made some, but Virginia Tech might be getting a break at the right time. Expect Cayla King and Matilda Ekh to get some shots up over the next two weeks with Carys Baker and expect them to shoot better in the NCAA Tournament. If Tech hosts the first weekend, they will be in the friendly confines of Cassell Coliseum and that might just be what they need.

3. Virginia Tech won't host the first weekend of the NCAA's

North Carolina v Virginia Tech
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Virginia Tech won the regular season title and beat Syracuse, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Louisville on the road when they were ranked. They went undefeated at home and their body of work speaks for itself. There is no way that they should not be home the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Last season Notre Dame was in the same situation with their top player getting injured and getting blown out in the semi-finals of the conference tournament. They still hosted and expect the Hokies whether or not Kitley is available to do the same. Don't expect an announcement on her availability until after the brackets are announced. They will be home in two weeks at Cassell Coliseum. There is no doubt in my mind.