March 19, 2016
Tech travels to Ohio for WNIT second round
Hokies play Bobcats at 2 p.m. Sunday

BLACKSBURG - The Virginia Tech women's basketball team will travel to Athens, Ohio to face Ohio University in the second round of the 2016 WNIT on Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center.

Date/Time: March 20, 2016 / 2 p.m.
Opponent: Ohio
Site: Athens, Ohio (Convocation Center)
Radio: 100.7 FM WNMX / HokiesXtra
Talent: Andrew Allegretta, play-by-play
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Game Notes: Virginia Tech

THE HOKIES (18-13, 5-11 ACC)
Virginia Tech defeated Elon 68-59 to open the 2016 WNIT on Thursday night. Rachel Camp led a quartet of Hokies in double-digits with a season-high 29 points. Sidney Cook added 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Hannah Young tallied 11 points. Regan Magarity chipped in 10 points and nine boards. Chanette Hicks notched eight assists, seven rebounds and five steals.

Camp’s 29 in the game is the second highest point tally in a postseason game for the Hokies. Ieva Kublina dropped in 32 in the WNIT against Houston on March 23, 2002. With the win, the Hokies improved to 18 wins on the season, marking the most since 2006-07 when Tech claimed 19 victories. The last time Virginia Tech made postseason was also in 2006-07 when assistant coach Britney Anderson was a senior on the team. She led the Hokies with a career-high 24 points in a third round 81-73 loss to Auburn. Tech defeated Western Carolina 74-64 in the second round after receiving a first round bye.

Hannah Young and Cook lead the Hokies, averaging 10.3 points per game. Vanessa Panousis is adding 8.7 ppg while Hicks is tallying 8.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.16 assists and 2.87 steals per game. Regan Magarity and Cook lead on the boards with 5.6 rpg.

THE BOBCATS (25-6, 16-2 MAC)
Ohio picked up the 76-68 win over Marshall in the opening round of the WNIT on Thursday night. Kiyanna Black notched 32 points, including eight 3-pointers, and pulled down seven rebounds for the Bobcats. Kelly Karlis came off the bench for 13 points and eight boards. Quiera Lampkins handed out six assists and tallied four steals.

The Bobcats are making their first appearance in the WNIT this season. Ohio has made three trips to the NCAA Tournament previously. This game marked Ohio’s first win in a postseason tournament. Ohio won the East Division of the MAC this year and was the top seed in the conference tournament, but fell to 8-seed Buffalo who went on to win the title. The Bobcats were the automatic qualifier from the MAC.

Black leads Ohio with 18.6 ppg. She leads the NCAA in 3-pointers per game, averaging 3.97 and has tallied a NCAA-high 123 long-range baskets this season. Lampkins is adding 14.2 ppg, has a team-high 77 steals and 118 assists on the season. Jasmine Weatherspoon leads the Bobcats on the boards with 6.5 rpg.

This marks the fifth meeting between the two teams with Ohio holding a 3-1 advantage in the series, but they have not faced each other in over 20 years.

The last time Tech and Ohio met was Nov. 28, 1994 when the Bobcats claimed a 67-66 overtime win over the Hokies. Former Tech player Jenny Root led the Hokies with 20 points.

Tech last faced a team from the MAC in 2005 when the Hokies defeated Western Michigan 69-65. The Hokies are 6-3 versus the MAC.

Up Next: The winner will advace to face the winner of Quinnipiac/Temple.

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