No. 18 UVa Hosts Longwood on Tuesday in Non-Conference Action
CHARLOTTESVILLE – No. 18 Virginia hosts Longwood on Tuesday (Feb. 16) at John Paul Jones Arena. Tip-off is 7 p.m., and live statistics and live audio (V Pass) will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia (19-6, 8-3 ACC) is coming off an 82-78 double overtime victory over then-No. 20 North Carolina on Monday night. Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) led all scorers with 33 points and moved into third place on the ACC’s all-time scoring list.
Against the Tar Heels, Telia McCall (Marietta, Ga.) hauled down 20 rebounds and scored nine points. McCall was one shy of the school record set for rebounds in a game in 2008 by Aisha Mohammed.
The Cavaliers have won four-straight games and eight of their last nine. At home in John Paul Jones Arena this season, Virginia has posted an impressive 11-3 record. Against non-conference opponents in 2009-10, Virginia has an 11-3 record.
Wright leads the team and the ACC by averaging 23.1 points per game.
Longwood (7-17) is coming off of back-to-back wins over Troy (Feb. 10, 76-70) and Savannah State (Feb. 13, 79-48). Brittanni Billups leads the Lancers by averaging 11.3 points per game, followed by Chelsea Coward with 10.9 points per game.
Virginia leads the all-time series with Longwood, 7-4, including five-consecutive wins over the Lancers. Last season, Virginia defeated Longwood, 88-50, on Feb. 1, 2009 at JPJA.
Following Tuesday’s match-up, Virginia hosts Florida State on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The game will be televised by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (RSN).