In this edition of Virginia Tech News, two women’s basketball players are named to an award list, a men’s basketball player hits a milestone, and more.
Kitley and Amoore are on the latest Top 20 Wooden list
The women’s basketball's most outstanding player Top 20 list was revealed and Virginia Tech, which is ranked 17th in the country in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, had two players on the list, Elizabeth Kitley and Georgia Amoore.
The rest of the list is very impressive with Caitlin Clark of Iowa, and Paige Bueckers of Connecticut headlining the list. The only two other ACC players on the list are Hannah Hidalgo of Notre Dame and Ta’Niya Latson of Florida State.
Cattoor nets another milestone
Lost in Virginia Tech’s 77-67 men’s basketball setback to Duke was another milestone for Hokies guard Hunter Cattoor. The Florida native set the program record earlier this season for career 3-pointers, passing A.D. Vassallo, against Iowa State in the semifinal of the ESPN Invitational in Orlando. Against the Blue Devils, he connected on his 300th career 3-pointer.
Virginia Tech is looking to get back to the NCAA Tournament, but to get back in the conversation, the Hokies need to start winning games over the second half of the ACC schedule, beginning Saturday afternoon in South Florida against Miami, who edged Tech in Blacksburg last month.
Miami’s health is something to watch
Speaking of the Hurricanes and their upcoming game with the Hokies, Miami lost at North Carolina State, 74-68, Tuesday night. Their second-leading scorer Matthew Cleveland missed the game with a hip injury and it was his second consecutive game that he has sat out.
That could potentially be significant for Virginia Tech if he is unable to play against them this weekend. In the first matchup, Cleveland scored 21 for Miami to key the second-half comeback and four-point victory. The Hokies played that game without Cattoor who missed the game after being accidentally kicked in the head in the previous game against Clemson.