This season, the Virginia Tech women's basketball team has turned into a must-watch team on a nightly basis. Whether it's in person at Cassell Coliseum, in person on the road, or on TV, Elizabeth Kitley and Georgia Amoore are one of the top combinations in women's college basketball.
Hokies fans have shown up in droves this season whether it's at home or on the road and that was never more evident than Sunday's 70-61 overtime over North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Virginia Tech fans were heard loud and clear during the win and it was not lost on head coach Kenny Brooks or Amoore.
There is no doubt that Virginia Tech will face a hostile environment Thursday night at No. 3 North Carolina State in a mid-season ACC showdown. Tuesday, Virginia Tech announced that the Hokies home game on Feb. 25 against North Carolina is sold out, the third time they have sold out Cassell Coliseum this season already.
They sold out games on Jan. 7 against NC State, a 63-62, victory on a Kitley basket with 0.9 seconds left, and on Feb. 1 in a 76-63 Commonwealth Clash win over Virginia. Sunday's game at UNC was sold out and following that game, Tar Heels coach Courtney Banghart felt that the second matchup this season would be sold out in Blacksburg.
"We still go to Virginia Tech and that's going to have... I don’t know if it'll be sold out because they seat 11,000 but it'll be a lot,'' said the outspoken Banghart.
Ok, so she's off by a couple of thousands (actually it seats 8,925), but the message was received. Earlier this season Miami coach Katie Meier spoke about the environment and support Virginia Tech fans give the 16th-ranked Hokies and Banghart and UNC will find that out at the end of the month.