After a historic Final Four run last season, the 2023-24 Virginia Tech Women's Basketball team will once again be a national title contender. They'll also start a matchup with a massive showdown against another team that played in the 2023 Women's Final Four.
Mark your calendars Hokie Nation ‼️— Virginia Tech Women's Basketball (@HokiesWBB) June 7, 2023
We're coming to the Queen City for a marquee matchup the first week of the season 🦃🔥 pic.twitter.com/YVLOvD40Kp
The Hokies will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Thursday, November 9th at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Tipoff time and network has not yet been announced though you would expect this would be a premium primetime on college basketball's opening week likely on ESPN that other Charlotte Sports Foundation events like the Duke's Mayo Bowl are broadcast on ESPN.
In a press release, Virginia Tech head coach Kenny Brooks had this to say about the VT-Iowa matchup.
"I’m extremely excited to be a part of the Ally Tipoff playing against the University of Iowa,” Kenny Brooks said. “This game will feature high level talent that will showcase two teams that experienced the Final Four last year. This premier matchup will be great not only for our prestigious conferences but will be a great display for women’s basketball.”
This is another huge, national spotlight game for Virginia Tech against maybe the biggest returning name in college basketball, men's or women's, in Caitlin Clark. A matchup between Clark and Georgia Amoore should be wildly entertaining to watch while Liz Kitley could have a showcase game against an Iowa frontcourt that saw Monika Czinano graduate after this past season.
Tech has capitalized on building a stronger non-conference schedule off their best year in program history with this game plus potential matchups against LSU, UCONN, and UCLA in the Cayman Islands along with a premium ACC-SEC Challenge matchup.