Virginia Tech Clashes With Florida State In ACC Tournament

Sean Pedulla and Virginia Tech are in Washington, D.C., and hope to continue playing their best basketball of the season. (Jon Fleming)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Virginia Tech rides a three-game winning streak into the ACC Tournament and faces a familiar foe on Wednesday at noon ET in Capital One Arena: Florida State.

The Hokies (18-13) split with the Seminoles (16-15) this season with each home side walking away victorious. On Jan. 6, Tech let one slip away in Tallahassee, but it got revenge just over six weeks later in Blacksburg on Feb. 13.

“I think we had them beat in Tallahassee the first time and then … they kind of dominated us on the free throw box outs and on the glass,” Tech point guard Sean Pedulla said on Tuesday morning from the Watergate Hotel. “We kind of gave them the win, we felt like, and let that one slip away. So that’s one game we look back on and we kind of regret, and it was on the road.

“I think the second time around when we played them, we were just a lot more physical on the glass. Lynn [Kidd] had a monster game the second time we played them, so we’re going to need the same thing out of those guys this time around.”