The acquainted sounds of footwear squeaking and balls bouncing returned to Carilion Clinic Court docket at Cassell Coliseum Monday evening because the Virginia Tech girls’s and males’s basketball groups held their respective season openers in entrance of 1000’s of screaming followers.
The ladies’s squad opened the night with a 101-45 romp over Mount St. Mary’s earlier than the lads’s crew took care of Delaware State 95-57. Each contests have been stuffed with spectacular performances by the Hokies, giving Tech followers much more optimism concerning the upcoming season. Single sport tickets can be found for each males’s and ladies’s basketball beginning at simply $8 for adults and $5 for youth.
Beneath are some notable numbers from final evening’s video games:
1. Each groups have been on hearth from 3-point vary. Tech’s girls’s squad went 14-of-28 from lengthy vary, highlighted by Cayla King’s single-game document 9 treys. The boys’s crew matched that output, additionally ending 14-of-28 from 3-point vary. Newcomer Grant Basile paced the Hokies with six 3’s whereas Sean Pedulla drained 5 triples.
The mixed 28 made 3-pointers are essentially the most ever by Tech in season opening video games since 2004. Supporters could make a pledge per 3 for each triple made by the lads’s or girls’s basketball crew and assist help student-athletes of their pursuit of excellence.
2. Two gamers dropped no less than 30 factors to steer their respective groups. King exploded for a career-high 33 factors to steer all girls’s basketball scorers. She was unguardable from downtown, ending 9-of-16 from 3-point vary, and went 4-of-5 from the free throw line.
In his first sport in a Tech uniform, Basile put up 30 factors in 25 minutes of motion. He went 12-of-16 from the ground, together with six 3’s, and added 10 rebounds to complete with a double-double. Basile’s 30 factors have been essentially the most by an ACC males’s basketball participant on opening evening and essentially the most in a Tech debut since 2019.
Collectively, Virginia Tech was the one faculty within the nation to have each a girls’s and a males’s participant dial up no less than 30 factors of their season opener.
3. Over 10,000 followers got here by the Cassell Coliseum doorways. Hokie Nation confirmed up in a giant means for each video games as 2,104 followers attended the ladies’s basketball sport whereas almost 8,000 have been in attendance for the lads’s sport.
The two,104 followers have been essentially the most for a girls’s basketball season opener since 2016 whereas the 7,899 supporters at males’s basketball have been essentially the most in a house opener since 2019.
Followers can safe their very own Cassell Package full with Virginia Tech shoelaces, koozies, a rally towel, a customized scarf and extra, all introduced in a specifically designed Hokie shoe field for a minimal reward of $46.