Thursday, December 3, 2015

What's on tap (Thursday, Dec. 3)

Wofford (1-6) at William and Mary (5-1), 7 p.m., Big Ten Network

   - The Tribe made things interesting late - don't they always? - in Tuesday's win at Delaware State but held on to enough of their 19-point fourth-quarter lead to escape with a six-point decision and third straight victory. The game kicked off what could be a highly successful five-day stretch for the Tribe, who on Saturday will visit rebuilding Clemson (2-6). The Tigers, who start a freshman and three sophomores, had dropped six in a row before Wednesday's 63-54 home win over South Carolina State. William and Mary won at Wofford 71-51 when these teams met last season. The game featured a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double from Tribe center Abby Rendle. William and Mary is 2-0 at home so far (wins over Grambling and American).

Virginia Tech (5-1) at Penn State (3-3), 8 p.m.

   - The Hokies flunked their first road test, falling by 16 on Nov. 18 to a Georgetown team that is now 5-1 after finishing 4-27 last season. Three comfortable home wins later, Tech will play road game No. 2 at another team on the rebound as the Nittany Lions went 6-24 in 2014-15, Game is part of the two-day, 14-game Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Clemson is the 15-team ACC's odd team out). The Big Ten won five of the seven contests Wednesday, including Iowa's 85-73 decision at Virginia. Virginia Tech is 2-6 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge games.

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