No. 23 Virginia Heads To In-State Rival Virginia Tech Monday
CHARLOTTESVILLE – No. 23 Virginia travels to Cassell Coliseum and upset-minded Virginia Tech on Monday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m. The game will be televised by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet in the Charlottesville area). Mike Hogewood (play-by-play) and Debbie Antonelli (color analyst) 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.
Virginia (11-5, 0-2 ACC) is coming off of a 61-60 loss to Maryland on Monday, Jan. 11. ACC Preseason Player of the Year and Associated Press Preseason All-American Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) led the Cavaliers with 20 points and became Virginia’s all-time scoring leader. Wright broke Dawn Staley’s record of 2,135 points and now has 2,140 points for her career to lead UVa and rank No. 11 in the history of the ACC.
In 16 games this season, Wright has nine 20+ point games and three 30+ points games.
She leads the team by averaging 20.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Her scoring average ranks No. 2 in the ACC and No. 11 in the nation. With 4.0 steals per game, Wright leads the conference in that category and is third in the nation.
As a team, Virginia averages 12.7 steals per game, which ranks seventh in the nation.
Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) is averaging 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, while fellow sophomore Whitny Edwards (Charlotte, N.C.) is averaging 7.9 ppg and 4.6 rpg.
Virginia Tech (11-5, 1-1 ACC) is coming off of a 79-64 win over No. 10 North Carolina on Jan. 14. The Hokies are led by Lindsay Biggs, who averages 11.9 points per game. Head coach Beth Dunkenberger is in her sixth season at Virginia Tech.
Up next for the Cavaliers is another ACC road game, as UVa travels to Boston College on Thursday, Jan. 21 for a 7 p.m. contest.