BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech women’s basketball crew is again on the courtroom this Sunday, January 10 to just take on the Yellow Jackets of Ga Tech on the highway. Idea is set for 2 p.m. on ACC Network.
The Hokies’ very last contest was a tightly contested struggle versus the next-ranked Louisville Cardinals who eventually walked out of Cassell Coliseum with a 71-67 victory. Virginia Tech’s defense held Louisville to a period lower scoring and also compelled 15 turnovers in the contest. Aisha Sheppard led the Hokies with 20 points.
Saturday, January 10 – 2 PM
McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Ga.
at Ga Tech (5-3, 3-2)
Head Mentor: Nell Fortner
Report at school: 25-14 (2nd period) Vocation: 187-131 (1th year)
Series: Virginia Tech trails 7-11 Past: Feb. 13, 2020 (W, 64-61 in OT)
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Broadcast: ACC Community
Participate in-by-Enjoy: Sam Ravech
Analyst: Monica McNutt
Radio: Virginia Tech Athletics Network
Play-by-Play: Bryant Johnson
WHAT We are Seeing FOR
•Additional aggressive play on the offensive end
Thursday night time the Hokies took a season-high 26 free of charge throws in the recreation versus Louisville, the consequence of intense moves to the basket. Guard Aisha Sheppard was accountable for 12 of those on her possess, environment a profession-large in the method.
On the season, the Hokies are 70% from the line, a determine they will search to enhance upon in get to capitalize on the options at the charity stripe.
•Exploiting the Yellow Jackets’ weaknesses on the defensive conclusion
Georgia Tech ranks amongst the worst in the conference in conditions of subject objective defense, allowing for opponents to shoot 40.5% on the year. The Hokies, are 3rd in offensive area aim proportion at 47%, a amount that jumps out as one thing that Brooks and Co. can glance to exploit.
With the conference chief in taking pictures (Elizabeth Kitley at 61.8%) and with a few of the leading six 3-place artists in the ACC on the squad, Virginia Tech has the capabilities to rating in bunches.
•The flavor of victory
The Hokies, who virtually experienced the program’s greatest win ever versus Louisville have not received a contest because a December 10 ACC-opening around Pitt. Of program, more than the past month, Virginia Tech has only experienced the option to contend three times due to the holiday seasons and scheduling difficulties associated to COVID at other establishments.
A acquire more than the Yellow Jackets is a lot-desired to get the method back to its profitable methods.
Virginia Tech has not suffered a four-video game skid given that January of 2019.