No. 14 Virginia Hosts USC Upstate Wednesday at John Paul Jones Arena
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The 14th-ranked Virginia women’s basketball team hosts USC Upstate in a 7 p.m. Wednesday contest at John Paul Jones Arena. Live statistics will be available at VirginiaSports.com, and the game will be broadcast over the airwaves on WINA 1070 in the Charlottesville area with Jay James, Myron Ripley and Larry Johnson calling the action.
Virginia (2-0) is coming off of a 86-68 victory over Manhattan on Sunday (Nov. 15) and a 68-57 season-opening win at UMBC on Friday (Nov. 13). The win against the Retrievers gave UVa head coach Debbie Ryan her 700th-career victory, as she became the seventh active coach with at least 700 wins. Ryan, a 2008 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, has compiled a 701-298 record and is now in her 33rd season at the helm.
Against the Jaspers on Sunday, Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) scored 31 points to help lift UVa to victory. Wright has been tabbed the ACC Preseason Player of the Year, as well as an Associated Press Preseason All-American.
Simone Egwu (Odenton, Md.) added 13 points and nine rebounds, while Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) had eight points and eight boards.
Virginia and USC Upstate have never met in women’s college basketball action.
The Spartans (2-0) defeated North Greenville in their season-opener, 78-47, and defeated Longwood on Monday, 71-59.
USC Upstate is led by Courtney Hawkins, who averages 14.0 points per game, followed by Chelsea McMillan, who is averaging 13.5 points and 10.0 rebounds through the Spartans’ first two victories.
Sunday is the second of three-consecutive home games for Virginia. The Cavaliers host Tennessee on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m.