So far the year 2015 has not been a pleasant one for Virginia Tech Basketball. Both Men and Women basketball programs have yet to achieve a victory this calendar year.
Both teams are winless in ACC play. The Men are 0-4 in conference play and the Women are 0-6.
After finishing non-conference play 8-4 the Hokies have dropped 5 straight games. When we take a look at their upcoming schedule it's hard to figure out when the Hokies can put a halt to their woes. Virginia Tech will have a 3-game home stay coming up. During the stay the Hokies will host #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (17-2, 5-1 ACC), #2 Virginia Cavaliers (17-0, 5-0 ACC), and Pittsburgh Panthers (13-5, 3-2 ACC).
Virginia Tech athletic department has announced that Cassell Coliseum has already sold out for their game against Duke on February 25th, and the UVA game looks like it will sell out as well, with only 100 tickets remaining.
Duke game sold out: Virginia game has less than 100 tickets remaining http://t.co/JvmAecHzVM— VT Men's Basketball (@VT_MBBall) January 16, 2015
Home court advantage could become a key factor during this stretch of games for the Hokies, as they have winning records at home against both Virginia (27-20) and Pittsburgh (2-1)
As for the Lady Hokies (9-10, 0-6 ACC) they finished non-conference play with a record of 9-4. They too have struggled in conference play, and with only 2 remaining games for the month of January. Both games will be at home as well as they will host both Wake Forrest (9-10, 0-5 ACC) and #6 Notre Dame (16-2, 4-1 ACC).
Although the Lady Hokies will be favorites over Wake Forrest for most, the Demon Deacons came away with a victory during their last meeting 65-64.
I believe that both programs will finish the month of January much better then how it began.