Virginia Tech's Kenny Brooks "waiting and praying for good results" on Elizabeth Kitley

Kenny Brooks did not have an update on his star center as they are still waiting for results and Georgia Amoore is a finalist for an award.

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Early Sunday night, Virginia Tech basketball fans had their mind on one thing in Charlottesville. No, not the 80-75 loss at in-state rival Virginia at JPJ, but it was the injury to two-time ACC Player of the Year Elizabeth Kitley that was what was on the top of their minds. With just over six minutes remaining in the third quarter, Kitley was going in on a fast break for a layup when she injured her knee. After being down for a bit, she got up and went to the locker room. At the end of the quarter, she returned to the bench for the rest of the game in uniform but never went back in.

Following the game, head coach Kenny Brooks was emotional in his postgame press conference and did not have an update on her injury. Monday ahead of the ACC Tournament this week in Greensboro, Brooks again met with the media but had no update and they are waiting and praying for good results.

Virginia Tech is the top seed in the tournament after winning the regular-season title with a 14-4 record and will play Friday at 1:30 p.m. against the winner of Thursday’s game between North Carolina and Miami. Brooks was asked about the possibility of playing without Kitley.

“If that is the case, the game will still go on. If she’s not going to be able to play, we can feel sorry for ourselves or continue to fight.’’

If she can’t play, Brooks will make the necessary adjustments needed to give his team the best chance to win against either team.

Hokies drop in latest AP Top 25

Following losses at Notre Dame and Virginia, the women’s basketball team dropped six spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll to No. 11. It’s not a surprise to see them slide, but all eyes, thoughts, and prayers are with Kitley.

Charlie Creme of ESPN released his latest bracketology Monday morning and said that Kitley’s injury status could affect the Hokies in terms of seeding. Here is what he wrote,

" Teams are selected for the field based on their entire résumé, so losing a star or key contributor doesn't damage any team's NCAA tournament hopes. But injuries can impact seeding if those players aren't available for NCAA tourney games. The Hokies' chances for a No. 1 seed disappeared Sunday with a loss to Virginia, but a top-16 finish also could evaporate if Kitley is out."

If they lose hosting the first and second rounds this month if Kitley's out, that would be a shame.

Georgia Amoore finalist for award

Georgia Amoore is a Top 5 finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which is given to the nation’s top point guard.

Amoore is coming off a career-high 39 points at Virginia and tried to carry the team on her back following the loss of Kitley. Whether or not she wins the award, Hokies fans know how valuable she is and what a difference-maker she is with the ball in her hands.

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