Coming off a pair of ACC wins at home against North Carolina State and Miami, the Virginia Tech women's basketball team hits the road down to Tallahassee against No. 21 Florida State Sunday afternoon. This will be a good early-season ACC test against a Top 25 that is playing really good basketball right now.
Virginia Tech vs. Florida State, How to watch, Preview
This early afternoon game will be broadcast on ESPN and FuboTV beginning at 1 o'clock.
Virginia Tech comes into the contest on an eight-game winning streak after rallying to beat NC State, 63-62, at home last Sunday, then, 76-52, over Miami. Elizabeth Kitley played a role in both games, hitting the game-winning shot with 0.9 seconds left to beat the Wolfpack, then she put up 31 points against the Hurricanes in a 24-point victory. Georgia Amoore had 16 points and six assists against Miami and 21 points and seven assists against NC State.
Florida State is coming off a 70-62 victory at home over North Carolina Thursday night where Sara Bejedi connected on five 3-pointers and scored 23 points. FSU is led by Ta'Niya Latson, averaging just over 20 points a game and 1.7 steals. Makayla Timpson is averaging 9.7 rebounds and O'Mayra Gordon is averaging 4.1 assists.
This is another true road game for the Hokies against a team that should be with them in the NCAA Tournament. Virginia Tech has lost a true road game at LSU but has wins at Rutgers and Wake Forest. The Seminoles are a different team than the Scarlet Knights and Demo Deacons and will pose the toughest challenge away from Blacksburg other than LSU.
If the Hokies are going to be successful, they are going to need some of their role players to step up. Cayla King as struggled shooting the ball lately, but Matilda Ekh stepped up against Miami and knocked down some key 3-pointers to pull away late in the second quarter and in the second half.