– The Virginia Tech ladies’s basketball workforce is about to compete on the NCAA Match for the primary time in 15 years once they tip off towards the tenth-seeded Marquette Golden Eagles on Sunday, March 18 at midday ET on ESPNU.
It is going to be the primary ever assembly with Marquette.
Virginia Tech is 9-9 all-time within the competitors and earned a seven seed for the fourth time.
VIRGINIA TECH GAME NOTES
Sunday, March 21 – 12 PM ET
Straham Coliseum, San Marcos, Texas
vs. Marquette (19-6, 14-4)
Head Coach: Megan Duffy
Document in school: 42-14 (Second season); Profession: 86-34 (Fourth season)
Collection: First assembly
Dwell Stats: CLICK HERE
Play-by-Play: Sam Ravech
Analyst: Brenda VanLengen
Radio: Virginia Tech Sports activities Community
Play-by-Play: Bryant Johnson
Tech closed the common season profitable six of their closing seven contests, ending as the most well liked workforce within the convention after a sluggish begin. Alongside the way in which, the Hokies gained six in a row, a primary for his or her time within the ACC and every sport featured 70 or extra factors, additionally the primary such streak.
The Hokies featured a dynamic duo in First Crew All-ACC skills Elizabeth Kitley and Aisha Sheppard. They have been second and third within the league in scoring, respectively.
A unanimous All-ACC First Crew choice, Sheppard scored 20 or extra factors in 9 contests this season, second-most behind ACC Participant of the 12 months Dana Evans and like Evans, scored in double figures in each common season contest previous to taking part in the convention event in Greensboro.
The Alexandria, Virginia native averaged 18.3 factors per sport and scored 85 3-pointers breaking her personal faculty file for many in a single season. Her profession whole of 304 ranks first in Virginia Tech historical past and is eighth all-time for an ACC participant. Sheppard’s 1,423 factors is the eighth-most by a Hokie.
She additionally had a profession season by way of free throw taking pictures (79 of 93) and assists the place she averaged a career-high 3.1 per contest.
Kitley ranks among the many prime 4 within the league in factors, rebounds, subject objective proportion, blocks and free throws, along with main the convention in double-doubles with 13.
The Summerfield, North Carolina native is the one ACC athlete to register two 30-point scoring video games this season and was one in every of two gamers to file a 20-rebound sport, which she did in a contest vs. Wake Forest the place she tied a faculty file with 21.
She was acknowledged because the ACC’s Co-Participant of the Week on January 18 and recorded six video games of 20 or extra factors this season.