Monday, one member of the Virginia Tech men's basketball team earned an ACC award after his play over the last week and the women's basketball team dropped in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll after suffering their first ACC loss of the season.
Sean Pedulla tabbed ACC Player of the Week
What a week it was for Sean Pedulla. The Hokies' point guard carried his team to one victory and nearly pulled it off a second time three days later, but just came up short. Against Clemson last Wednesday, Pedulla scored 32 points and Tyler Nickel added 24 in a 87-72 win over the Tigers. Virginia Tech needed all of those points as they lost Hunter Cattoor in the first half with a head injury and he did not return or play against Miami three days later.
Speaking of Miami, Pedulla scored 33 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and had four assists, but it wasn't enough in a 75-71 loss to the Hurricanes. In the two games combined, the junior averaged 32.5 points a game and connected on 11 3-pointers. With Cattoor's availability in question Wednesday night against Virginia, they will Pedulla to step up again.
Women's basketball falls in AP Top 25 poll
The Virginia Tech women's basketball team earned a split decision last week against two Florida schools and that dropped them from No. 11 in the AP Top 25 poll down to No. 14 Monday.
The Hokies beat Miami, 76-52, Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum, but suffered their first ACC loss Sunday at Florida State, 89-81. The Seminoles moved up six spots in the poll to No. 15 right behind Virginia Tech after beating North Carolina last week before taking down the Hokies, who return to action Thursday night at Duke before hosting Clemson this upcoming weekend.