Virginia Hosts #20/21 Maryland on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Feb. 18, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – In its only action this week, the University of Virginia women’s basketball team hosts No. 20/21 Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. The game will not be televised.
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 17-8 overall and 6-5 in ACC play. Senior Brandi Teamer leads the Cavaliers with 12.6 points per game, while senior LaTonya Blue follows with 11.9 ppg. Senior Jocelyn Logan-Friend adds 9.4 ppg and a team-best 6.6 rpg. Sophomore Brenna McGuire is fourth with 7.3 ppg and a team-best 53 treys. In ACC games only, Blue is the team’s leader with 14.2 ppg. UVa out-scores its opponents by +8.2 points and out-rebounds foes by +5.3 boards.
The No. 20/21 Terrapins, under the guidance of third-year head coach Brenda Frese, stand 18-6 overall and 7-5 in the ACC after a 70-65 win at Miami on Feb. 17. Sophomore Shay Doron is the team leader with 19.0 ppg, while freshman Crystal Langhorne follows with 15.7 ppg and a team-best 9.4 rpg. Sophomore Kalika France adds 11.8 ppg.
Virginia stands 39-23 against Maryland since the teams first met in 1977. In their first meeting this season on Jan. 20 in College Park, Virginia suffered its first road loss in a 63-60 dog fight at No. 16/18 Maryland. In the first half, Maryland jumped out to an 18-10 lead, but the Cavaliers clawed their way back and held a one-point lead at half time, 27-26. With one second on the clock, sophomore Siedah Williams nailed her first free throw to put the Cavs within three, 63-60. She intentionally missed the second shot as senior LaTonya Blue tipped the rebound out to freshman Takisha Granberry who was in three-point range. The ball slipped through her hands, and the game was over. Granberry and Zoll each scored a career-high 13 points. Blue had 11 points. Williams grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds.