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No. 12 Virginia Tech Blitzes No. 18 Louisville, Defeats the Cardinals 86-70

By Zachary Ozmon | February 18
Kitley and amoore
(Via Greensboro News and Record)

No. 12 Virginia Tech (22-4, 13-2 ACC) flew past No. 18 Louisville (21-6, 10-4) Sunday afternoon inside the KFC Yum! Center in an efficient 86-70 defeat of the Cardinals.

Everything was working for the Hokies away from home as they extended their conference-winning streak to nine games. Meanwhile, the Cardinals drop their third game of their last five.

There is nothing more to say about this victory for Virginia Tech than that it was an all-around stellar performance from everyone on the squad.

In a very tough road environment in front of about 12.2k people, the Hokies did not falter as they continued to display their dominance in the ACC no matter who they've played or where they've played.

Elizabeth Kitley and Georgia Amoore were practically unguardable in the contest, as they shot 12-of-16 and 9-of-11, respectively. They also both notched double-doubles once again, with 26 points and 13 rebounds coming from Kitley and 23 points and 10 assists from Amoore.

Matilda Ekh and Cayla King both came to play as they dropped a combined 21 points with six threes. Carleigh Wenzel also played solid minutes for Virginia Tech, totaling 21 of them as well as adding eight points.

It was right about this time last year when the Hokies were on the same sort of roll to end the season going into the ACC tournament. If we all remember how that went down last year, then this year could be that and potentially much more, but only time will tell.

Projected as a three-seed in the NCAA Tournament, according to Charlie Creme in his latest bracketology installment, you would only think that the Hokies could push up to a two-seed again and even possibly a one.

Virginia Tech has only three regular-season games remaining, with their upcoming game being Senior Night in Blacksburg this Sunday against North Carolina. That game is set for 2:00 p.m. on the ACC Network.

In Kitley’s and King’s final regular season game in Cassell Coliseum, as well as Amoore’s potential last one as well (which is still up in the air), Cassell will surely be rocking as the Hokies look for their 10th straight ACC win.


Be sure to check out our recent interview with Hokies guard Georgia Amoore (The Baller from Ballarat)!!
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Born in Chesapeake and raised into a family of hokies, Virginia Tech is where I call home now. Attended New River Community College as a freshman and now a sophomore at VT as a transfer student in Fall 2022. Majoring in Sports Media and Analytics, I’m excited for what’s to come for me as a student at VT.

Virginia Tech sports has always been something I have been a fan of. From afternoons in Lane Stadium to nights in Cassell Coliseum, I have loved every second of it no matter the outcome.

One of my first memories of being a Tech fan was our upset win against Ohio State 35-21 where CB Donovan Riley had the game sealing pick-6. More recently, beating UNC in 6 overtimes, our run to the sweet 16, and of course winning the men’s basketball ACC Championship with upsets over UNC and Duke.

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