No. 15 UVa Heads To No. 9 Maryland For Rematch
CHARLOTTESVILLE The 15th-ranked Virginia women’s basketball team heads to College Park, Md., for the second regular-season meeting with No. 9 Maryland. Tip-off from Comcast Center on Thursday is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the game will be streamed live by ACC Select.
The game will also be broadcast over the airwaves on WINA 1070 AM with Jay James, Myron Ripley and Larry Johnson calling the action. Live audio is available through V Pass and live statistics are available at VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia (19-5, 5-3 ACC) is coming off of a 69-61 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday (Feb. 8) at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers completed the regular-season sweep of the Hokies and improved to 13-2 this season at home.
Lyndra Littles was the team’s high scorer for the seventh time this season, netting 23 points to go with four rebounds and three steals. Monica Wright added 22 points and six steals for the Cavaliers.
The duo of Littles and Wright is the highest-scoring in the ACC, as Wright leads the league at a 21.8 points per game clip and Littles follows closely, averaging 21.6 points per game. Nationally, Wright’s scoring average ranks her ninth.
Aisha Mohammed, Virginia’s senior center, is the third Cavalier with a points per game average in double digits. She averages 12.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Her rebounding average is tops in the ACC.
The Cavalier freshmen have also come on strong in the second portion of the conference slate, as Britny Edwards, Whitny Edwards, Ariana Moorer and Chelsea Shine have all seen key minutes and made solid contributions.
Maryland (19-4, 7-2 ACC) most recently defeated Boston College on the road, 85-81, on Feb. 9. The Terrapins are led by Kristi Toliver (17.3 points per game) and Marissa Coleman (15.3 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game).
Virginia leads the all-time series with Maryland, 41-29, including an 89-81 victory on Jan. 30 at John Paul Jones Arena. Prior to that Cavalier win, Maryland had won six-straight in the series. The last UVa win in College Park came on Feb. 20, 2003 71-67.
Up next, Virginia stays on the road and travels to NC State for a Sunday game. The nationally televised game (ESPN2) tips off at 3:30 p.m.
Looking ahead, Sunday, Feb. 22 vs. Boston College at 5 p.m. is Fan Appreciation Night at John Paul Jones Arena. Throughout the game, fans will be selected to receive various Nike prizes courtesy of the women’s basketball team. This night provides the opportunity to thank all of the fans that support the women’s basketball program throughout the year.