No. 23 Virginia Tech hosts No. 3 NC State on senior day

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Blacksburg –The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team (21-7, 13-4) returns to the court Sunday night when they take on No. 3 NC State Wolfpack (25-3, 16-1).

Tech held off a scrappy Miami team to claim a 70-63 victory Thursday night in the second-to-last game of the season. Center Elizabeth Kitley recorded his third consecutive double-double with an 18-point, 12-rebound performance and was joined in double digits by Aisha Sheppard (16) and Emilie Lytle (12).

Sunday will serve as senior day for the program as the Hokies honor and celebrate three young women for their contributions to the program; Sheppard, Lytle and Chloe Brooks.

The game is also an Orange Effect game, fans are encouraged to wear orange.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION
Sunday February 27 | 6:00 PM ET
Cassell Coliseum
vs. NC State Wolfpack
Game Notes: Virginia Tech Game Notes | NC State Game Notes


TV broadcast
ACC network
Game by Game: Jenn Hildreth
Analyst: Kelly Gramlich



local radio
Virginia Tech Sports Network
Game by game: Evan Hughes



THE SERIES

  • VT is 2-24 all-time against NC State.
  • VT is 1-19 against the Wolfpack in ACC play.
  • VT is 1-10 against NC State at home.
  • The Hokies lost 51-45 to the Wolfpack in Raleigh on January 23 in the first meeting this season.
  • The last time NC State visited Cassell (January 28, 2021), the Hokies recorded a historic 83-71 win over the No. 2 Wolfpack. The win was the first of the program against a team ranked in the top four in the the PA. The Hokies tied an NCAA record by scoring 26 points in the OT session and Aisha Sheppard personally scored 18, an NCAA record.

A VICTORY WOULD BE…

• Carry the Hokies to a 14th ACC victory. The Hokies own 13 ACC wins for the first time since joining the conference in 2004. Tech’s previous record was 11, set in 2019-20.
• Move the Hokies to 9-0 at Cassell Coliseum in ACC games, which would be a program record for most conference home wins since joining the league. The last time VT finished a perfect conference season at home was the 1989-99 season when the Hokies went 8-0 in the Metro Conference.

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