With their win over Virginia Tech and Florida State’s recent loss to North Carolina, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are now officially first place in the ACC as they improved to 5-0 on the season after a five point win against the Hokies.
Virginia Tech was nationally ranked a few weeks ago after defeating #5 (at the time) Duke, but fell out of the AP Top 25 as a result of two straight losses to North Carolina State and Florida State.
The Hokies are now 13-4 on the season after today’s loss to the Fighting Irish, but have won against prominent basketball opponents in Michigan, Texas A & M, Duke and Syracuse.
Before today’s game, Notre Dame and the Hokies had played against each other seven times with the Irish now leading the series 7-1. The Irish won last years matchup between the Hokies, winning by only two points at home. Virginia Tech hasn’t won against the Irish since the 1973 NIT Championship game.