Hokie Kids' Club members are invited to the game for poster making, face painting and a special giveaway. ×
Virginia Tech Faculty/Staff members can claim tickets to the game. Limit: 2 tickets per VT ID; up to 4 IDs. Ticket pick up is located at the Cassell Coliseum ticket office 90 minutes prior to tip off. Details on Kids Takeover coming soon. ×
Virginia Tech faculty and staff members receive two complimentary tickets with their VTID. ×
TUESDAY, DEC. 22
1 p.m. • ESPN3
SATURDAY, DEC. 26
5:45 p.m. • ESPN
Youth sports teams are eligible for special single-game pricing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a special promo code. Special ticket price for advanced purchases only; not available on day of game. Virginia Tech Faculty/Staff members can claim tickets to the game. Limit: 2 tickets per VT ID; up to 4 IDs. Ticket pick up is located at the Cassell Coliseum ticket office 90 minutes prior to tip off. ×
Fans can show their MBB ticket stub from the earlier game vs. West Virginia to purchase a $3 WBB ticket (Applies only at the Cassell Coliseum Ticket Window on game day); Virginia Tech faculty and staff members receive two complimentary tickets with their VTID. ×
Coke Zero Family 4 Packs are available for this game and include 4 tickets, 4 drinks, 4 popcorns for $80. To purchase, visit HokieTickets.com. ×
SUNDAY, JAN. 3
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
SUNDAY, JAN. 3
SUNDAY, JAN. 3
MONDAY, JAN. 4
9 p.m. • ESPN2
Women’s hoops extends win streak to seven games
The Hokies improved to 9-1 with a pair of victories at home this past week. Tech began with a 73-33 rout of Morgan State and followed that up with a 72-39 takedown of Coppin State. Sidney Cook led the Hokies against the Lady Bears with 14 points and eight rebounds. Vanessa Panousis added 10 points, six assists and five rebounds while Hannah Young added 13 points and four rebounds. Young followed up that performance with a career-high 23 points versus the Eagles. She knocked down six 3-pointers against Coppin State to tie the Virginia Tech Carilion Court at Cassell Coliseum record. The Hokies play at home at 3 p.m., Saturday against Mount St. Mary’s in the first game of a doubleheader with the men, who take on Grambling State at 6 p.m.
Hokies on top in two games this week
Virginia Tech won a pair of games this week, starting with a 74-65 victory at Radford on Wednesday night. Seth Allen came off the bench to score 17 points to lead four Hokies in double figures. Kerry Blackshear had a career-high 13 points to go along with eight rebounds against the Highlanders. In Sunday’s 88-53 home win over Lamar, Justin Bibbs tied his career high with five three-pointers. Bibbs scored 17 points, as six Hokies scored in double figures. Blackshear continued his strong play, as he recorded his first career-double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and was named ACC Rookie of the Week. Zach LeDay had his sixth double-double of the season, with 19 points and 10 rebounds. The Hokies take on Grambling State on Saturday at 6 p.m., on Virginia Tech Carilion Court at Cassell Coliseum.
Athlete of the Week
(Basketball • Sophomore • Dayton, Ohio)
Bibbs continued his strong play for the Hokies. In the Wednesday night win at Radford, Bibbs scored 11 points to help lead Tech to its first true road win in more than two years. In Sunday’s home win over Lamar, Bibbs tied a career-high with five made three-pointers. He scored 17 points in 25 minutes of action. Bibbs, who leads the ACC in three-point field goal percentage, also leads the nation in that category.
Beamer, Hokies preparing for Shreveport
The Virginia Tech football program has participated in a handful of practices and will continue to practice throughout exam week, as the Hokies get ready for the Independence Bowl game against Tulsa on Dec. 26 in Louisiana. The game marks a return to where the current 23-game bowl streak started. Tech knocked off Indiana in the 1993 Independence Bowl for the program’s second bowl win – and first under retiring head coach Frank Beamer. “What I remember about that is how friendly the people were down there and how gracious they were,” Beamer said at a pre-bowl news conference Dec. 10. “I’m sure it’s the same way in that part of the country still, so I think our players and our fans have something to look forward to in that regard. I want to finish this thing in a good way, but we’ve got to go play well.”