Virginia Hosts No. 6 Maryland Friday Night at 7 p.m.
Jan. 19, 2006
Virginia hosts No. 6 Maryland on Friday, Jan. 20. Tip-off at University Hall is set for 7 p.m. The Regional Sports Network- Fox Sports Net South (live), Comcast Sports Net (tape delay 11:30 p.m.), SunSports (live)- will televise the game.
The Cavaliers close out the week at Miami on Sunday, Jan. 22 in a 2 p.m. game at the Convocation Center.
Scouting Maryland The No. 6 Terrapins, under the guidance of fourth-year head coach Brenda Frese, stand 15-2 overall and 2-1 in ACC play after a 75-57 win over Florida State on Jan. 16. Senior guard Shay Doron paces the squad with 16.4 ppg, while freshman guard Marissa Coleman adds 15.7 ppg. Sophomore center Crystal Langhorne follows 15.2 ppg and a team-best 9.1 rpg.
Series vs. Terrapins
Virginia has a 40-23 series advantage over Maryland since the teams first met in 1977. Last season each squad claimed a victory on its home court. UM won 63-60 in College Park, while UVa claimed a 63-61 win in Charlottesville.
The Cavaliers picked up their first ACC win with a 78-59 upset No. 18/23 Virginia Tech on Jan. 16 at Cassell Coliseum, snapping the Hokies’ seven-game home win streak. Freshman Lyndra Littles (Washington, D.C.) recorded her fourth double-double of the season, finishing with a career-high 19 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Takisha Granberry (Charlotte, N.C.) came off the bench for a career-high 16 points. Sophomore Sharneé Zoll (Marlboro, N.J.) added 13 points. Overall, Virginia Tech out-rebounded Virginia, 34-32. The Cavaliers shot 51 percent from the field and 70 percent from the line.
In the Statistics
After 15 contests, junior Siedah Williams leads the Cavaliers with 11.7 points per game. Senior Tiffany Sardin follows with 10.6 ppg. Freshman Lyndra Littles adds 10.5 ppg and a team-best 8.3 rpg. Sophomore Sharneé Zoll leads UVa with 95 assists. UVa out-scores its opponents by +15.8 points and out-rebounds foes by +5.3 boards.