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August 21, 1998

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 1998-99 University of Virginia women’s basketball team will play two games on ESPN2 and will host Brown, Marist and Auburn in a tournament on Dec. 28-29. The Cavaliers host Baylor in the ACC-Big 12 Challenge on Jan. 24 and will play at North Carolina on Feb. 14 on ESPN2. The two-day holiday tournament in December will be the first time since 1994 that Virginia has hosted a tournament.

The Cavaliers will play two exhibition games on Nov. 5 and Nov. 9 and then open the 1998-99 regular season on the road at West Virginia on Nov. 15. The home opener for Virginia is Nov. 24 against Virginia Commonwealth. Other non-conference opponents include Arkansas State, California, Virginia Tech, Towson, Radford.

The ACC slate begins with an early season contest at home vs. Wake Forest on Dec. 4 with the conference schedule resuming on the road on Jan. 2 at Clemson.

The Cavaliers finished the season with a 19-10 mark overall and a 9-7 record in the ACC. Virginia returns three starters from a team that reached the second round of the 1998 NCAA Tournament. Virginia finished the season ranked 17th in the AP poll and 23rd in the USA Today poll.

1998-99 University of Virginia
Women’s Basketball Schedule

DATE     OPPONENT                                      TIMENov. 5   Exhibition - Hungarian Team               7:30 p.m.Nov. 5   Exhibition - Russian Team                 7:30 p.m.Nov. 15  at West Virginia                               TBANov. 22  at Arkansas State                    1:00 p.m. (CT)Nov. 24  VA. COMMONWEALTH                          7:30 p.m.Nov. 28  CALIFORNIA                                     TBANov. 30  at Virginia Tech                               TBADec. 4   WAKE FOREST                               7:30 p.m.Dec. 11  TOWSON                                    7:30 p.m.Dec. 21  RADFORD                                   7:30 p.m.Dec. 28  UVA Tournament          (Brown, Marist, Auburn)              6:00/8:00 p.m.Dec. 29  UVA Tournament          (Brown, Marist, Auburn)              6:00/8:00 p.m.Jan. 2   at Clemson                                7:00 p.m.Jan. 4   at Duke                                   7:00 p.m.Jan. 8   MARYLAND                                  7:30 p.m.Jan. 11  at N.C. State (RSN)                       7:00 p.m.Jan. 14  GEORGIA TECH                              7:30 p.m.Jan. 18  NORTH CAROLINA (RSN)                      4:00 p.m.Jan. 22  at Florida State                          7:00 p.m.Jan. 24  BAYLOR (ESPN2)                            2:00 p.m.Jan. 28  at Wake Forest                            7:00 p.m.Jan. 31  CLEMSON                                   2:00 p.m.Feb. 4   DUKE                                      7:30 p.m.Feb. 8   at Maryland (RSN)                         7:00 p.m.Feb. 10  N.C. STATE                                7:30 p.m.Feb. 14  at North Carolina (ESPN 2)                1:00 p.m.Feb. 18  at Georgia Tech                           7:00 p.m.Feb. 21  FLORIDA STATE                             2:00 p.m.    

Feb. 26- Mar. 1 ACC Tournament (Charlotte, N.C.)

Home Games in CAPSRSN: Regional Sports Networks include Home Team Sports, Fox Sports South, Sunshine NetworkIndividual game tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for 18 and under and senior citizens

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