The Virginia Tech women's basketball team kicked off the 2023-24 ACC schedule in style Sunday afternoon hours before the New Year with a 91-41 win over Pittsburgh at Cassell Coliseum. It was a nice way to start the conference schedule for coach Kenny Brooks and his team, but things are going to start getting harder for the Hokies.
Thursday night, Virginia Tech will travel to take on Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, North Carolina ahead of this upcoming weekends showdown with North Carolina State in Blacksburg and looking to avoid an upset against the Demon Deacons.
Virginia Tech at Wake Forest Preview
This could be considered a trap game for the Hokies looking ahead to NC State, the No. 3 team currently in the Associated Press Top 25. Establishing Elizabeth Kitley on the inside will be key for Virginia Tech, which should open things up for the Hokies shooters, Georgia Amoore, Cayla King, and Matild Ekh who can fill up the basket once they get going.
Currently, Kitley is averaging a double-double through the first 12 Virginia Tech games by averaging 19.9 points and 11.4 rebounds a game. Amoore is averaging 7.4 assists a game to lead the ACC and as a team, the Hokies are averaging 10.3 3-pointers a game. As a team, the Hokies are shooting 81.5% from the free-throw line.
Virginia Tech leads the series against Wake Forest, 18-15, and should make it 19 wins in 34 games. The Demon Deacons do have a good and athletic backcourt that could cause problems on both ends of the floor, but it's nothing that the Hokies haven't seen against Iowa and LSU earlier this season.