BLACKSBURG, Va. – Eighteen home games, including games against Wisconsin in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and Penn State, plus 18 contests against an always tough ACC highlight the 2012-13 Virginia Tech women’s basketball schedule.
The schedule features games against eight teams that made it to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, including Duke, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia Tech, Hampton, Maryland, Miami, Michigan State and Penn State. Tech will also face five teams that appeared in the WNIT, including Appalachian State, NC State, Richmond, Virginia and Wake Forest.
“We have a very tough non-conference schedule and as always an extremely challenging ACC schedule made more difficult by the addition of two more conference games,” said head coach Dennis Wolff. “But we feel fortunate to have more home games than we’ve had in the past which should be great for our fans.”
The Hokies will have two regular-season games televised this season with the first on Feb. 8 at Georgia Tech. The second is slated for Feb. 22 as the Hokies host North Carolina. Both games are part of the ACC television package on regional sports network (RSN). RSN affiliates include Fox SportsNet South, Comcast SportsNet, SunSports and New England Sports Network. Tech’s home game against Duke on Feb. 14 will be part of the ACC Digital Network on YouTube broadcast.
Virginia Tech will open the season on Friday, Nov. 9, hosting Old Dominion at 2 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum. Following the ODU game, Tech will host Appalachian State on Nov. 14 before taking to the road on Nov. 18 to face Michigan State.
The Hokies return to Cassell for eight of their next nine games beginning with George Washington on Nov. 25. Tech will host Wisconsin on Nov. 28 as part of the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Also traveling to Blacksburg are Longwood (Dec. 1), Penn State (Dec. 12), Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 16), North Carolina A&T (Dec. 28) and Hampton (Dec. 30).
This season, the women will play an 18-game regular-season conference schedule with the Hokies facing each league team at least once. This is an increase over last season’s 16-game conference slate. The Hokies will open ACC play on Dec. 22 as they host Wake Forest.
Tech will start the bulk of ACC competition on Jan. 3 at rival Virginia and will remain on the road for a Jan. 6 contest at North Carolina. Tech will also travel to ACC foes Duke, NC State, Florida State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Wake Forest. In addition to Wake Forest, the Hokies will host Boston College, Maryland, Clemson, Virginia, Duke, UNC and Miami.
The ACC Tournament is tabbed for March 7-10 in Greensboro, N.C. at the Greensboro Coliseum.
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