Virginia Tech Hokies News: Liz Kitley & Georgia Amoore honors, Ohio State game & more

Elizabeth Kitley Georgia Amoore, MJ Collins and the information for the second round NIT has been released.

Mar 2, 2024; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard MJ Collins (2) drives to the
Mar 2, 2024; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard MJ Collins (2) drives to the / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, two women’s basketball players get honored, MJ Collins plays a big role in the Hokeis men's basketball team getting to the second round of the NIT, and more.

Elizabeth Kitley & Georgia Amoore make the AP All-American team

The honors continue to come in for Elizabeth Kitley and Georgia Amoore. They both received Associated Press honors with Kitley making the Associated Press All-American second team and Amoore the third.

Virginia Tech kicks off the NCAA Tournament Friday afternoon at 3:30 against Marshall at Cassell Coliseum and Kitley’s availability is still uncertain after suffering an injury against Virginia on March 3.

MJ Collins stays hot

The men’s basketball team is 4-1 in the month of March and a lot of that has to do with MJ Collins and his continued breakout this season. In wins over Wake Forest, Louisville, Notre Dame, and Richmond with a loss at Florida State mixed in, he has been very good at both ends of the floor.

He’s averaging 14 points a game on 50% shooting and his 3-point shooting has become as a surprise for the Hokies, something that has not gone lost on head coach Mike Young.

"It’s a big deal. He had a couple of big baskets. He is shooting the ball well. Proud of him. He had some real struggles in November, and December, I think he was 0-for-November, but he hung in there with it and stayed the course and has played very, very, very good basketball here for quite some time."

Mike Young

Schedule for men's NIT game at Ohio State announced

Wednesday, it was announced that the men's second-round NIT game at Ohio State will be played Saturday night at 7 o'clock in Columbus at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes beat Cornell, 88-83, Tuesday night in their first-round game.