Virginia Tech vs. Louisville Women's Basketball, How to Watch, Preview

The Hokies will look to extend their eight-game winning streak against the Cardinals Sunday afternoon.
Duke v Virginia Tech
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Another week, another Top 20 match-up for the Virginia Tech women's basketball team. Fresh off a five-point victory over Duke Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum in front of a sold-out crowd, the 12th-ranked Hokies will head out on the road for a game at 18th-ranked Louisville.

Life in the ACC is not easy every single night as Kenny Brooks' team will go from battling a tough Blue Devils team possession for possession to one of the biggest hostile environments away from Blacksburg in the conference.

Virginia Tech at Louisville, How to Watch, Preview

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Virginia Tech enters the game in first place in the ACC, however, a loss to Louisville will create a huge log jam at the top of the standings.

Against Duke, Elizabeth Kitley's 75th career double-double is what led Virginia Tech over Duke. The two-time ACC Player of the Year finished with 34 points and 12 rebounds. A lot of her baskets were tough fade-away shots, something that Blue Devils' coach Kara Lawson spoke about following the game.

“Against a great player, sometimes they’re going to score.,'' Lawson said. "You just have to make shots as difficult as you can, and she made some difficult ones.”

Kitley has made tough shots over the last two seasons, but it's her step-back fadeaway that when she's hitting it consistently, she's very, very tough to defend. Point guard Georiga Amoore struggled making just four of her 21 shots, but her 3-pointer late in the game and two free throws in the final seconds sealed the win.

The Cardinals come into the game surviving a scare at Boston College, winning 69-67 Thursday night. They have split their last two games, beating the Eagles and Notre Dame, while losing at Syracuse and North Carolina State. Following the one-point loss to the Orange, head coach Jeff Walz had a lot to say about how it was refereed down the stretch.

This is going to be a tough game for the Hokies, but a fun one.