Coach: Beth Dunkenberger (82-62 overall, 17-12 at Virginia Tech).

Last season: 17-12, 6-8 ACC.

Data: The Hokies have plenty of experience back from last season's NCAA tournament team, including 75 percent of the offense and 80 percent of the rebounding. Four starters return. Senior forward Kerri Gardin is the top returning scorer (11.1 ppg) and rebounder (8 rpg). Senior guard-forward Dawn Chriss (11 ppg, 4.2 rpg) came on strong during the late part of the season and needs to be more consistent this season. Senior point guard Carrie Mason (10.4 ppg, 3.4 apg) averaged nearly 33 minutes per game last season.

November

20 James Madison, 2

22 Old Dominion, 7

25 Denver in Dallas, 6

26 SMU/La.-Monroe, TBA

29 Evansville, 7

December

4 at Richmond, 2

7 at Radford, 7

10 Liberty, 7

19 Western Michigan in Cancun, Mexico, TBA

20 Texas Tech in Cancun, Mexico, TBA

28 Longwood, 7

29 Marshall/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, TBA

January

2 at N.C. State, 7

4 High Point, 7

8 Boston College, 2

16 Virginia, 7

19 at Wake Forest, 7

23 Maryland, 7

29 at Miami, TBA

February

2 at Virginia, 7

6 Duke, 7

9 Clemson, 7

13 at Florida State, 7

17 North Carolina, 6:30

19 at Georgia Tech, 2

22 at Duke, 7

26 Wake Forest, 2

March

2-5 ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C.