Virginia Tech vs. Virginia women's basketball, How to Watch, Preview

The Virginia Tech women's basketball team will host Virginia in the first of two games between the two in-state rivals.
Virginia Tech v Syracuse
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Coming off their first Top 25 road win of the season, the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team returns home to Cassell Coliseum to host in-state rival Virginia. The Hokies moved up two spots in the Associated Press Top 25 poll this week to No. 17 after wins over Georgia Tech and the Orange.

Virginia Tech vs. Virginia, How to Watch, Preview

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This game will begin at 6 o’clock and be broadcast on the ACC Network and FuboTV.

If there is one thing that the Hokies should not do and don’t expect head coach Kenny Brooks to let them do is take this matchup lightly. The Cavaliers are coming in off an 81-66 victory in Charlottesville over then-No. 22 North Carolina Sunday afternoon. It was only their second ACC win of the season and got them back to .500 overall at 10-10.

Virginia Tech picked up a 75-62 win over Syracuse in Western New York and you could make the case that it was an impressive one. Center Elizabeth Kitley scored just six points on 3-for-13 shooting and looked very uncomfortable shooting the ball. Credit can be given to the Orange who were physical with her, but Georgia Amoore carried the team with a game-high 29 points. Matilda Ekh and Cayla King each made some big 3-pointers in the game and Carliegh Wenzel played a strong second quarter in Amoore’s absence because of foul trouble with six points, including two baskets getting downhill and finishing with layups.

With the tough upcoming schedule, Virginia Tech is facing a game that they should and need to win against Virginia. Sunday, the Hokies travel to North Carolina, then on Feb. 8, they head to North Carolina State for a rematch with the Wolfpack, who will be looking for revenge for a 63-62 loss on Jan. 7 in Blacksburg. Expect Tech to win this game before their two-game trip.