Newbie Virginia Tech meets LSU

Virginia Tech forward Taylor Soule celebrates as she cuts off a piece of the net after a victory in an Elite 8 college basketball game of the NCAA Tournament against Ohio State, Monday, March 27, 2023, in Seattle. Virginia Tech won 84-74. (AP Photo/Caean Couto)

LSU head coach Kim Mulkey answers questions during a news conference before a practice session for an NCAA Women's Final Four semifinals basketball game Thursday, March 30, 2023, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS — This Final Four is a first for Virginia Tech and coach Kenny Brooks, and he’s set to match wits with a counterpart who beat him by 42 points the last time the two met in March Madness.