Hoops Doubleheader Tonight in Cassell

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Virginia Tech takes on North Carolina Central, their final non-conference
opponent of the season, on Monday night at 8pm. The game is part of a double
header, with the women’s basketball team playing at 5pm. Tech fans will have an
opportunity to see both games.

Any fan with a ticket to either of these games may use their ticket for entry
into the men’s and women’s game. If you enter with a women’s ticket and
stay for the men’s game, you may sit in an unoccupied seat.

Virginia Tech students will be admitted free to the women’s game by showing
their student ID at the Cassell Coliseum ticket office. For the men’s game,
the athletics department will admit those Virginia Tech students WITHOUT a
ticket to the game to fill any unoccupied seat in the student section. Due to
the uncertainty of the exact number of student ticket holders which will attend
the games, and how many students without a ticket will show up at the games,
there is no guarantee that all students without a ticket will be admitted.
Students without a game ticket will be required to show their Virginia Tech
school ID, and should use the entrances on the East side of Cassell Coliseum.

The men’s basketball team is 13-3 overall, with a 1-2 mark in ACC play. The
Hokies will be facing 4-15 North Carolina Central, who has not defeated a
Division I opponent this season. The Eagles are in the middle of transitioning
from Division II to Division I. They have played two ACC opponents this year.
They lost to North Carolina 89-42 to open the season, and were also defeated by
Miami 83-53.

NC Central’s best player is junior guard C.J. Wilkerson, who averages 16.4
points per game. However, considering their 0-15 record against Division I teams
this year, even if Wilkerson has a good game, the Eagles’ chances of an upset
are remote.

The women’s basketball game has the potential to be very interesting. The
Hokies are 11-5 overall, and have a 1-1 record in the ACC. They are coming off a
79-64 home victory over then-#10 UNC, arguably their best performance since
joining the league back in 2004.

They’ll welcome in-state rival UVA to town, who is 11-5 overall and 0-2 in
the ACC. The Hoos are ranked #23 in the nation. They are led by Monica Wright,
one of the best players in school history. It should be a good game from Cassell
Coliseum, and the Hokies could pick up some serious momentum with a win.

Tickets are still available for both games tonight. To purchase tickets,
visit www.hokietickets.com.

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