Hannah Huffman finds her niche for Notre Dame women's hoops

Ken Klimek
Tribune Correspondent
Notre Dame senior Hannah Huffman (24) has found her niche as a defensive force for the Irish. (Tribune Photo/BECKY MALEWITZ)

WHEN: Sunday at 1 pm (EST)

WHERE: Purcell Pavilion

TICKETS: Available by calling (574) 631-7356, going online to UND.com/buytickets

RADIO: Pulse FM (96.9/92.1) South Bend, WatchND (audio only)

INTERNET: ESPN3

GAME NOTES: Virginia Tech is coached by Dennis Wolff, in his fifth season with the Hokies. Vanessa Panousis, a 5-foot-7 junior is the team’s leading scorer at 10.6 points a game, matched by 6-1 senior Hannah Young. Regan Mararity, a 6-3 redshirt freshman is the team’s leading rebounder at 5.7 per game. . . The Hokies’ strength is defense. They have only allowed opponents 48 points a game, best in the ACC. . . Conversely, Notre Dame, meanwhile, is averaging 82.4 points on offense, the highest scoring average in the conference, while holding the opposition to 63 points. . . After Sunday’s game with Virginia Tech, Notre Dame takes to the road for games against Georgia Tech and Duke before returning home Feb. 4 with a contest against North Carolina State. . . Notre Dame leads the series with Virginia Tech 7-1 and has won the last three games.