No. 18 Virginia Hosts Longwood Sunday
CHARLOTTESVILLE Fresh off an upset of No. 8 Maryland, the 18th-ranked Virginia women’s basketball team hosts in-state foe Longwood Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena. Tip-off is 2 p.m., and the game will be broadcast over the airwaves on WINA 1070 AM with Jay James, Myron Ripley and Larry Johnson calling the action.
Additionally, live audio is available through V Pass and live statistics are available at VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia (17-4, 4-2 ACC) got its second victory over a top-10 opponent this year, as the Cavaliers took down No. 8 Maryland at home Friday night, 89-81. The Terrapins joined then-No. 5 Tennessee (Nov. 17) as an upset victim of UVa, which improved to 11-1 at John Paul Jones Arena this season.
Lyndra Littles led all scorers with 30 points against Maryland, while Monica Wright added 28 points and Aisha Mohammed had her eighth double-double of the season with 19 points and 16 rebounds.
Wright continues to lead the team and the ACC by averaging 22.3 points per game, while Littles is right behind her at a 21.3 points per game clip. Mohammed, meanwhile, is nearly averaging a double-double with 13.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
Longwood (6-13) is coming off of a 58-54 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Thursday night. The Lancers are led by Becky Fernandes (10.1 points per game), Anna Steg (7.2 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game) and Krystal Garrison (7.5 points per game).
Virginia leads the series with Longwood, 5-4, including a 62-49 victory last season at John Paul Jones Arena on Nov. 10, 2007.
The Cavaliers get back to Atlantic Coast Conference play on Thursday, Feb. 5, when they host Duke. Tip-off from John Paul Jones Arena is 7 p.m.