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Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball Weekly Preview

By Kyle Beene | December 20
Coach Kenny Brooks celebrates his 500th career win (Virginia Tech Athletics)

No. 15 Virginia Tech vs. William & Mary | Thursday, December 21, 2:00 p.m. | Blacksburg, VA

This is the Hokies first game against the Tribe (4-6) since 2006, which was a 64-41 loss. This game won’t go the same way, as the Hokies are having their best few seasons ever. W&M is a team that can’t shoot the three (26.7%), turns the ball over (16.8 per game), and doesn’t rebound well (-5.8 margin). They have a fair amount of size throughout the lineup with several players in the 6’0”-6’2” range.

W&M is led by Nylah Young, a grad forward putting up 18.2 PPG. Behind her is Bella Nascimento, who is playing just over 34 minutes a game. Her 13 points are the next highest on the team, with 3.2 assists to initiate the offense. The two average two steals and a block together, making for a great duo.

The Hokies will surely be getting their Christmas cookies early against a Tribe team with 168 turnovers through 10 games. The Hokies’ defense has looked pretty good, allowing 58.1 PPG to opponents. Keep in mind, this number would be much lower had Tech not already played BOTH teams from the 2023 NCAA Championship Game.

Me Ronnie

Born into a family of Hokies, I can remember watching Frank Beamer and Tyrod Taylor on Saturdays with the family, so attending VT was always the dream. 


In 2020, I began my time at Virginia Tech in the Sports Media Analytics program and eventually joined the Sons in January of 2023 as the softball beat writer. Now, I’ve got football, basketball, and baseball coverage, plus you’ll see some of my photographs in articles throughout the website. 


Graduation is on the horizon, but I can’t wait to come back in the fall to begin my Master’s and continue working with the team!


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