Virginia Hosts Miami on Thursday at University Hall
Feb. 9, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia women’s basketball team continues its two-game homestand when it hosts ACC newcomer Miami on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at University Hall in the teams’ first game as conference opponents.
The Cavaliers then travel to Blacksburg for a rematch with long-time intra-state rival Virginia Tech on Sunday, Feb. 13. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum. WINA Radio (1070 AM) will broadcast all games live with Jed Williams calling the action and Myron Ripley on color commentary.
Under the guidance of head coach Debbie Ryan, Virginia stands 16-7 overall and 5-4 in ACC play. Senior Brandi Teamer leads the Cavaliers with 12.6 points per game. Senior LaTonya Blue follows with 12.2 ppg. Senior Jocelyn Logan-Friend adds 9.7 ppg and a team-best 6.4 rpg. Sophomore Brenna McGuire is fourth with 7.8 ppg and a team-best 52 treys. In ACC games only, Blue is the team’s leader with 15.6 ppg and 7.2 rpg. UVa out-scores its opponents by +9.1 points and out-rebounds foes by +6.1 boards.
The Hurricanes, under the guidance of 17th-year head coach Ferne Labati, stand 11-11 overall and 3-6 in the ACC after a 78-67 win over Virginia Tech on Feb. 6. Junior Tamara James is the team leader with 22.7 ppg and a team-best 6.9 rpg, while senior Yolanda McCormick follows with 12.3 ppg.
Virginia won the only contest its played with Miami, 78-69 on Dec. 28. 1987, at the Orange Bowl Classic in Miami, Fla.
The Hokies, under the guidance of first-year head coach Beth Dunkenberger, stand 15-7 overall and 3-5 in the ACC after a 78-67 loss at Miami on Feb. 6. Senior Erin Gibson paces the team with 11.6 ppg, while junior Carrie Mason adds 11.0 ppg. Junior Kerri Gardin adds 10.1 ppg. Virginia Tech travels to No. 8/6 North Carolina on Feb. 11 before hosting the Cavaliers.
Virginia holds a 26-8 series edge over Virginia Tech since the teams first met in 1974. In their first-ever ACC meeting on Jan. 28 in Charlottesville, the host Cavaliers claimed a 70-67 win. Senior LaTonya Blue paced UVa with a career-high 26 points and a season-high 12 rebounds en route to her first double-double of the season. Sophomore Brenna McGuire added 11 points. Overall, UVa out-rebounded Tech, 49-27.