Virginia Tech Women's Basketball: Hokies look to fare better on second true road test of the season

After dropping their first true road game of the season by 18 points at LSU, the Virginia Tech Women's Basketball team hopes to fare better this weekend in their second chance away from Blacksburg against Rutgers in their second true road game.
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For the second time this season, the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team will be playing their second true road game of 2023-24. They hope it goes better than it did the first time.

Yes, the Hokies have played four games away from Blacksburg this season, but the first one against Iowa was held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte and two against Kansas and Tulane were played on the Cayman Islands Thanksgiving Weekend. Their first true road game was on Nov. 30 at LSU and they were beaten 82-64 by the Tigers in a Final Four rematch from last spring.

Virginia Tech women play at Rutgers on Sunday

Coach Kenny Brooks and his team will travel to New Jersey to play Rutgers on Sunday night. How much of a true road game this will be in terms of the crowd remains to be seen as a lot of the students have likely already left campus for the Holiday break.

After Virginia Tech lost at LSU, point guard Georgia Amoore spoke about why things got away from them last month.

“I don’t think rotations matter if we’re not aggressive. I think in the first quarter, they figured out that they were probably not playing as aggressive as they could, and once they sniffed that out, they were playing pretty hard after that, and I think we didn’t adapt to that or adjust to it or even remotely really fight back.”

This will be a good test for Virginia Tech as things are going to get much more difficult once ACC play begins and some of the environments are going to be difficult. After not pushing back against LSU, they need to do it if necessary on the road at Rutgers and in the ACC moving forward and being the more aggressive team.