Big Monday on ESPN2: No. 19 Virginia Hosts Maryland
CHARLOTTESVILLE – No. 19 Virginia hosts Maryland on Monday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN2 as part of its Big Monday women’s college basketball prime-time Game of the Week series. Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Carolyn Peck (color analyst) and Rebecca Lobo (sideline reporter) have the call.
Additionally, the game will be broadcast over the airwaves on WINA 1070 in the Charlottesville area with Jay James (play-by-play), Myron Ripley (color analyst) and Larry Johnson (statistician) calling the action. Live statistics and live audio (V Pass) are available at VirginiaSports.com. The game will also be streamed live at ESPN360.com.
Tickets to Monday’s game may be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com, by phone at (800) 542-8821 or in person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Virginia (11-4, 0-1 ACC) is coming off of a 68-50 loss at No. 11 Florida State Thursday (Jan. 7) night. ACC Preseason Player of the Year and Associated Press Preseason All-American Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) led the Cavaliers with 19 points, six rebounds and five steals.
Wright has now scored 2,120 points in 117 games at Virginia. She is 16 points away from surpassing UVa’s all-time leading scorer, Dawn Staley, who scored 2,135 points in 131 games from 1989-1992.
In the history of ACC women’s basketball, Wright currently ranks No. 14 and is three points away from surpassing Monique Currie’s career total of 2,122 points. Currie played at Duke from 2002-06.
Wright leads Virginia by averaging 20.9 points per game, which ranks second in the ACC and 10th in the nation. Her steals per game average, 4.0, ranks first in the league and second in the nation. As a team, Virginia averages 13.2 steals per game, which ranks seventh in the nation.
Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) is averaging 8.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while fellow sophomore Whitny Edwards (Charlotte, N.C.) is averaging 8.1 ppg and 4.7 rpg.
Maryland (12-3, 0-1 ACC) is coming off of a 73-45 loss at NC State Thursday (Jan. 7). The Terrapins are led by Diandra Tchatchouang, who averages 14.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Maryland is receiving votes in both national polls.
Virginia leads the all-time series with Maryland, 41-30, including a 22-8 advantage in Charlottesville. Last season, the teams split the two regular-season meetings, with each team winning on its home court.
Following Monday’s game, Virginia travels to in-state and conference rival Virginia Tech for a 5 p.m. game on Monday, Jan. 18. The game will be televised on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network.