Virginia Tech to Host Furman in First Round of WNIT

By: Grant Atkinson | @hokie_g | Mar 19, 2019
Kenny Brooks and the Virginia Tech women's basketball team (20-11, 6-10) earned their second straight bid to the WNIT Monday night. They are set to host Furman at 7 pm on Thursday. The Hokies got off to a scorching hot start this season as they went 13-0 in non-conference play. That included some big wins against Villanova, Rutgers, Dayton, and Ohio State. However, their hopes of an NCAA Tournament bid began to dwindle with 7 straight losses to start ACC play, 5 of which came by single digits. The Hokies were able to turn things around by winning 6 of their last 9 regular season games, but it was not enough to push them into the big dance. Still, Virginia Tech has earned a postseason bid, and they will have a chance to make some noise in the WNIT bracket. Last season, the Hokies rattled off 5 straight wins to reach the WNIT final at Indiana. They ultimately fell 65-57 in the championship game, but their runner-up finish was nothing to scoff at. This year, Virginia Tech will look to build off that success and make another WNIT run. Furman, the Hokies first round opponent, finished the season 19-13 overall with a 9-5 record in the Southern Conference. Tip off between the Hokies and Paladins is set for 7 pm on Thursday inside Cassell Coliseum. Should Virginia Tech defeat Furman, they would meet the winner of VCU and Charlotte in the Round of 32.

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