Georgia Amoore drops outstanding lighthearted quote after NC State win

Virginia Tech's senior point guard Georgia Amoore drops subtle quote after the Hokies take down No. 3 NC State.

Virginia Tech v NC State
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After the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team beat North Carolina last Sunday in Chapel Hill, 70-61, in overtime, Tar Heels coach Courtney Banghart, whose team comes to Cassell Coliseum on Feb. 24 for a rematch that has already been sold out, had a rather bizarre take on the Hokies defense.

“Defense is not what they do well,'' Banghart said. “They’re really good offensively, they shoot you out of games.’’

Again, that was a weird take considering the job that Virginia Tech did allowing just 54 regulation points and seven in the extra session to her talented offensive team. If you thought that defensive effort was a good one (as most Hokies did), then the one Thursday night at third-ranked North Carolina State was better. The Hokies held the Wolfpack to 61 points in a 72-61 victory, but after allowing 33 first-half points, Tech held NC State to just 28 over the final 20 minutes to emerge with a huge ACC road victory. 

Following the game, head coach Kenny Brooks and point guard Georgia Amoore spoke with the media with Amoore dropping a subtle comment.

Georgia Amoore appears to throw some shade following NC State win

After the game, Brooks and Amoore spoke about Virginia Tech’s win over NC State and both spoke about the Hokies defense in the game.

Ok, so Brooks's comment is “coach speak’’, but Amoore’s was more of a subtle shot at say, maybe Banghart with her tongue-in-cheek comment. However, what can’t be denied is the effort that Virginia Tech’s defense has been putting together during a six-game winning streak that includes three Top 25 wins away from Blacksburg.

What the Hokies' defense did in the second half was noticeable with their zone defense and their ability to have all five players rebound the ball and hold NC State to a lot of one-and-done shots, while on the other end, Virginia Tech collected some key rebounds that led to baskets. NC State coach Wes Moore praised the Hokies' effort on the boards and sent a message to his team about rebounding.

Elizabeth Kitley, Amoore, Cayla King, and Matilda Ekh are going to make teams pay on the offensive end if you give them too many opportunities with offensive rebounds and the Wolfpack found that out. What they do on the defensive end goes unnoticed a lot of the time, but that is one of the major reasons why they are currently on top of the ACC standings with a 10-2 conference record.

For the record, the Hokies have held the Wolfpack, the No. 3 team in the country to 62 and 61 points in both regular season meetings and have handed them two of their three losses. Yeah, their defense is not good. 

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