Virginia Tech women's basketball hosts North Carolina on historic day in Blacksburg

Sunday is set up to be a special day for the Virginia Tech women's basketball team.

Virginia Tech v Louisville
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The Virginia Tech women's basketball team is on a roll at the right time of the season. The Hokies are winners of nine in a row, including Top 25 road wins at Syracuse, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Louisville during their run. Now, looking to run their streak into double digits, they get a chance to do it on what could be a very special day in Blacksburg on Sunday.

First, ESPN College GameDay will be in town for a historic visit for women's college basketball, after the 11 a.m. ET show, the focus will then shift to the 2024 Senior Class that has meant so much to the program and they are a big reason as to why they are a National Championship contender. Even football coach Brent Pry knows how big a day it's going to be. It is the final regular season game in Blacksburg for them, but they will likely be back in a couple of weeks for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

To top it all off, Virginia Tech is in a position to clinch the ACC regular-season championship with a second victory this season over North Carolina and lock up the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament next month. After the Hokies' win over the Cardinals last Sunday, head coach Kenny Brooks spoke about what it means to have College GameDay in Blacksburg.

"It's magnificent," said Brooks. "When I started it, these two (Amoore and Kitley) took leaps of faith to help build a program. In my wildest dreams I probably never told them it was going to be like this and they still took that leap of faith. Through their hard work and trust not only in me but in each other, we've built something special in Blacksburg.''

Everything has been falling into place over the last month for Virginia Tech and now, on a day when College GameDay makes a historic visit and honors the most successful senior class in program history, they can claim the ACC regular season title. Special day potentially indeed.

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