Eight ACC games are remaining for the Virginia Tech women's basketball team and the final eight are going to be a challenge for head coach Kenny Brooks and his team.
The Hokies head to the state of North Carolina on Sunday for their first of two games in four days in the state and both games are against ranked opponents. No. 17 Virginia Tech will kick off their two-game trip with a game in Chapel Hill against North Carolina.
Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina, How to Watch, Preview
This game will begin at noon and be broadcast on ESPN2 and FuboTV.
The Hokies come into this matchup off a 76-63 Commonwealth Classic win over Virginia with Elizabeth Kitley and Georgia Amoore both recording a double-double. Kitley had 33 points and 18 rebounds, while Amoore had 20 points and 14 assists. The Cavaliers hung around in the first half, trailing just 46-41, but the Hokies outscored them, 17-5, in the third quarter to pull away.
North Carolina comes into the ranked 24th and lost their last game on Thursday night, 63-59, at No. 5 North Carolina State. The Tar Heels have won four of their last five games.
This game starts a tough ACC schedule for the Hokies, who travel to NC State Thursday night and the Wolfpack will be looking for revenge for one of their two losses this season in Blacksburg. Virginia Tech needs to get a good game from Kitley who struggled last Sunday at Syracuse, but Amoore picked her and her teammates up with a 29-point effort against the Orange.
Another Top 25 road win will help Virginia Tech's resume when it comes to the NCAA Tournament and help them get the all-important first and second-round games in Blacksburg. As we have found out this season with losses at Florida State and Duke in the conference, no road game is an easy road game.