Virginia Tech women look to rebound from first ACC loss at Duke

The Virginia Tech women's basketball team will look to rebound from their first ACC loss at Duke.
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For the first time this season, the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team is looking to rebound from an ACC loss. Sunday, the Hokies lost to a talented Florida State team, 89-81, in Tallahassee to fall to 4-1 in conference play and 13-3 overall.

Each time Virginia Tech lost earlier this season to Iowa and LSU, they were able to bounce back with wins in their next game, however, this time, the competition will be the toughest they’ve faced in that situation when they play at Duke Thursday night.

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This game will be played in Durham, North Carolina, and will begin at 8 o’clock and broadcast on the ACC Network and FuboTV.

After ACC wins over Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, and Miami, the Hokies lost against the Seminoles in a game that had several twists and turns. FSU jumped out to a first-quarter lead before the Hokies led at halftime before Florida State started making shots in the second half and used a 15-0 run to seize control of the game.

Duke comes into this game at 3-2 in the ACC, but in Charlie Creme’s latest women’s bracketology at ESPN, he has the Blue Devils, coached by Kara Lawson, in the NCAA Tournament field as part of the last four group of teams that get a bye.

Elizabeth Kitley will enter the game coming off another 30-point performance against Florida State. Georgia Amoore was in foul trouble for some of that game, but in the second quarter when she was out, the Hokies made a run to grab a six-point halftime lead. Someone that Virginia Tech needs to get involved in the offense is Cayla King who has recently struggled shooting the ball. Matilda Ekh made some shots against the Seminoles, but the Hokies are a different team when King is shooting the ball and hitting her shots.