No. 24 Virginia Heads To College Park For ACC Contest At Maryland
CHARLOTTESVILLE – No. 24 Virginia visits Maryland for a Monday night televised game at Comcast Center. Tip-off is 7 p.m., and the game will air on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (RSN), Comcast SportsNet in the Charlottesville area.
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 (16-6, 5-3 ACC) is coming off of an 82-60 victory over Clemson on Thursday (Feb. 4). Lexie Gerson (Fort Washington, Pa.) scored 10 points, her fourth-consecutive double-digit scoring effort.
ACC Preseason Player of the Year and Associated Press Preseason All-American Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) scored 25 points for Virginia vs. the Tigers, and moved into fifth place on the ACC’s all-time scoring list.
In 22 games this season, Wright has 14 games of 20 points or more and four 30+ point games. Her 39 points at Boston College on Jan. 21 tied for the second-highest total in school history (the UVa school record is 48 points) and is the highest scoring game by an ACC player this year.
She leads the team by averaging 22.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Her scoring average leads the ACC and ranks No. 8 in the nation. With 3.8 steals per game, Wright leads the conference in that category and is third in the nation.
Sophomores Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) and Whitny Edwards (Charlotte, N.C.) rank second and third on the team in scoring with 8.1 and 8.0 ppg, respectively.
Maryland (16-7, 3-5 ACC) is coming off of a 61-60 loss vs. Georgia Tech Friday night at home.
The Terrapins are led by Diandra Tchatchouang’s 12.2 points per game and Lynetta Kizer’s 12.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.
Maryland head coach Brenda Frese is in her eighth season in College Park and has compiled a 192-67 record. Maryland won the 2009 ACC Tournament and the 2006 NCAA Championship.
Virginia leads the all-time series with Maryland, 41-31, but the Terps have won two straight in the series. In College Park, UVa has a 14-16 record vs. Maryland and has not won on the road in the series since Feb. 20, 2003.
Earlier this regular season, the Terrapins earned a 61-60 victory on Jan. 11, 2010 at John Paul Jones Arena. Wright scored 20 points to pass Dawn Staley as Virginia’s career scoring leader during the game.
Following Monday night’s game, Virginia travels to Miami for a Thursday (Feb. 11) match-up.