Virginia Hosts Florida State Sunday At 2 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE Virginia returns to John Paul Jones Arena Sunday for a matchup with ACC foe Florida State. The game tips off at 2 p.m. and will be streamed live by ACC Select. Additionally, live audio is available through V Pass and the game will air live on the radio on WINA (1070 AM) with Jay James, Myron Ripley and Larry Johnson calling the action.
The game is part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day at the University of Virginia. Members of Charlottesville’s Women in Sports organization (WinS) will be recognized at halftime.
The Cavaliers (17-6, 5-2 ACC) are coming off a hard-fought battle at No. 4 Maryland Friday night. Virginia held its ground the entire way against the Terrapins, but eventually fell by a score of 86-80. Paulisha Kellum exploded offensively for a career-high 23 points to lead the Cavs, while Aisha Mohammed added 15 points and seven rebounds and Sharne Zoll contributed 13 points and six assists.
Zoll, now two assists shy of 700 for her career, also continues to chase the ACC’s all-time mark for career assists. Held by former UVa great Dawn Staley, the record is 729 and Zoll is 31 helpers shy of tying the mark.
Monica Wright leads Virginia in scoring by averaging 17.0 points per game, while Lyndra Littles also averages double figures with 15.4 points per game.
The Seminoles (15-8, 5-3 ACC) are coming off of a three-point victory over NC State on Thursday night. Led by Tanae Davis-Cain (14.6 ppg), Mara Freshour (11.9 ppg) and Jacinta Monroe (11.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg), the Seminoles are listed as sixth in the ACC standings.
The teams met on Jan. 26 in Tallahassee, with Virginia pulling out a 69-66 overtime victory. In that game, Mohammed hauled down a school-record 21 rebounds and scored 18 points to lead the Cavaliers.
The victory marked the end of a four-game FSU win streak in the series, which Virginia now leads 28-8.