No. 21 Virginia Rings In 2010 At Colorado Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 21 Virginia women’s basketball team travels to Colorado on Saturday (Jan. 2) for a game at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain and begins at 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time (5:30 p.m. Eastern Time). Live statistics are available at VirginiaSports.com.
Additionally, the game will be broadcast over the airwaves on WINA 1070 in the Charlottesville area and on V Pass on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia (9-3) is currently ranked No. 21 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches top 25 and No. 23 in the Associated Press top 25. The Cavaliers most recently defeated Samford (69-60 on Dec. 28) and Liberty (63-54 on Dec. 29) to capture the Marriott Cavalier Classic tournament title in Charlottesville.
Senior guard Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) scored her 2,000th-career point on Dec. 20 at No. 12 Georgia, becoming just the third-ever Cavalier to do so. Wright is now tied for second place on Virginia’s all-time scoring list with 2,058 points and with one point would surpass fellow No. 2 Heather Burge (1990-93). Former Cavalier All-American Dawn Staley is No. 1 with 2,135 career points over 131 games from 1989-92.
Wright leads the team by averaging 21.0 points per game. She tied a school record with 10 steals against Liberty.
Chelsea Shine (8.4 ppg) and Whitny Edwards (7.8 ppg) are second and third in scoring for the Cavaliers.
Colorado head coach Kathy McConnell-Miller is a 1989 Virginia graduate and played under head coach Debbie Ryan. Virginia leads the all-time series with Colorado, 2-0, and defeated the Buffaloes 77-43 last season at JPJA.
Colorado is 9-2 after defeating Grambling State, 92-43, on Wednesday night. Brittany Spears had 20 points and Meagan Malcolm-Peck, Kelly Jo Mullaney and Chelsea Dale had 11 points each.
Spears averages 20.2 points per game to lead the Buffaloes, followed by Bianca Smith with 14.0 points per game.
Jayna Hartig hails from Highlands Ranch, Colo., and played four high school championship games in the Coors Events Center.