Hokies look for season sweep against Georgia Tech

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech ventures down to Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday night for an opportunity to pick up its second win over Georgia Tech this season. In the first meeting between the two sides in Cassell Coliseum, Keve Aluma dominated the paint and exploded for 24 points.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION
Wednesday, February 23 | 9:00 pm ET
McCamish Pavilion (Atlanta, GA)
at Georgia Tech
Series: Virginia Tech leads 21-8
Game Notes: Virginia Tech (PDF)

TV Broadcast
ACC Network

Play-by-Play: Anish Shroff
Analyst: Jordan Cornette

Local Radio
Virginia Tech Sports Network
Play-by-Play:
Tim Bickford
Analyst: Mike Burnop

THE SERIES

  • Virginia Tech snapped a two-game losing skid in the Georgia Tech series following an 81-66 win over the Yellow Jackets on Feb. 2 inside Cassell Coliseum.
  • The Hokies lead the all-time series, 21-8.
  • The first game of the series was played on Feb. 16, 1921 in Blacksburg – a 31-15 win for the Hokies.
  • Virginia Tech last defeated the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta on Jan. 9, 2019 (52-49).
  • The Hokies are 8-4 all-time against GT in Atlanta and 16-6 since joining the ACC.
  • Virginia Tech has won seven of the previous nine meetings in the series.

A WIN WOULD …

  • Mark the Hokies’ third straight road win in league play.
  • Be Coach Young’s second win over Georgia Tech as head coach of the Hokies (1-2).
  • Secure Coach Young’s 200th conference victory of his career.
  • Slide Virginia Tech above .500 in conference play at 9-8 with three games remaining in the regular season.
  • Move the Hokies to 6-1 in February. Ironically, the month began with an 81-66 win over Georgia Tech at home.

HOKIE HEADLINES

  • Wednesday night kicks off a key week for the Hokies, who are looking for back-to-back road wins to improve their NCAA tournament resume.
  • Keve Aluma ranks third in the ACC in scoring at 17.6 points per game in conference-only action.
  • Tech is shooting 40.0 percent from three this season, which has the school record of 40.3 set in the 2016-17 season within reach.
  • Hunter Cattoor ranks sixth in the ACC in 3-pointers made per game (2.4).

ROAD WARRIORS TO CLOSE THE SEASON

  • Of the Hokies’ final four games, three will be on the road, beginning with Wednesday night’s battle in Atlanta with Georgia Tech.
  • Tech will also face Miami (2/26) and Clemson (3/5) on the road to close the regular season.

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