Virginia Tech women's basketball has a very successful night without playing a game

The Hokies had some ACC results go their way on their bye week.

Virginia Tech v Louisville
Virginia Tech v Louisville / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

Things are going so well for the Virginia Tech women's basketball team that even on their bye they came up big winners on the court.

Following an 86-70 road victory over Louisville Sunday afternoon, the Hokies picked up their ninth straight win and sit on top of the ACC standings at 13-2. Thursday night Kenny Brooks and his team had the night off and were likely scoreboard-watching and had to like what they saw.

Syracuse and North Carolina State were the two teams right behind the Hokies in the standings, one game behind them in the loss column. However, both teams suffered losses, and that puts Virginia Tech in position to have a very special Sunday in Blacksburg.

ESPN College GameDay will be in town ahead of the Hokies game against North Carolina at 2 o'clock, but this is only the beginning. It is also Senior Day for the very talented class that has accomplished so much over their career and it is only fitting that with Thursday night's results that the Hokies have an opportunity to add to the impressive resume of their seniors.

Syracuse lost at home, 58-45, to Duke, and North Carolina State lost at North Carolina, 80-70, to give both teams four conference losses with three games to play, or in Syracuse's case, just two. A win over the Tar Heels clinches the ACC regular-season championship and the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament next month because they hold the tiebreakers over Syracuse and NC State. It also means that Tech will receive a double-bye in Greensboro.

Again, since losing at Duke last month, everything has come up roses for Brooks and his team, now they are setup to have a very memorable Sunday in Blacksburg.