Virginia Hosts North Florida on Tuesday
Feb. 5, 2007
Virginia entertains North Florida in the last non-conference game on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.
UVa then hosts No. 4 Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m. at JPJA. Virginia will celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day. The Regional Sports Network (Fox Sports Net South, Comcast Sports Net, SunSports, and New England Sports Network) will televise the game.
SCOUTING NORTH FLORIDA
The Lady Ospreys, under the guidance of 15th-year head coach Mary Tappmeyer, stand 6-15 overall after a 57-54 loss at Gardner-Webb on Feb. 3. Senior guard Tamara Hubbard leads the team with 10.6 ppg, while sophomore guard Maurita Reid follows closely with 9.7 ppg. Sophomore forward Jennifer Guldager is the rebounding leader with 5.4 rpg.
SERIES VS. OSPREYS
This is the first meeting between Virginia and North Florida in the sport of women’s basketball.
Virginia snapped a five-game ACC losing streak with a 73-60 win over Miami at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Freshman Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) led Virginia with 20 points and nine rebounds. Senior Siedah Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) followed with 12 points and 10 boards, notching her fourth double-double of the season (eighth of her career). Junior Sharneé Zoll (Marlboro, N.J.) also netted a double-double, scoring 11 points and dishing out 10 assists. The double-double is her third this season (seventh of her career), while it’s the second time this season (fifth in her career) that Zoll’s had double-digit assists. Sophomore Lyndra Littles (Washington, D.C.) rounded out the UVa scoring with 10 points.
Overall, Virginia out-rebounded Miami, 41-38. The Cavaliers shot 65 percent (17-26) in the second half, finishing at 47 percent (28-60) for the game.
IN THE STATISTICS
After 23 contests, sophomore Lyndra Littles leads the Cavaliers with 16.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Freshman Monica Wright follows with 14.2 ppg, while junior Sharneé Zoll adds 10.2 ppg and 137 assists.
COUNTDOWN TO THE 1,000TH GAME IN SCHOOL HISTORY
During the 2006-07 season, Virginia will play the 1000th women’s basketball game in school history. Standing 692-305 (997 games total) all-time in 34 seasons, UVa’s 1,000th game will be on Feb. 15 at Virginia Tech.