Virginia Plays at No. 4 Tennessee Thursday night
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s basketball team travels to fourth-ranked Tennessee for a Thursday night (Nov. 18) match-up. The game will be televised live on SportSouth (DirectTV channel 649) and live statistics will be available at VirginiaSports.com.
Additionally, the game will be broadcast over the airwaves on WINA 1070 AM in the Charlottesville area with Jay James and Larry Johnson calling the action. Live audio can also be accessed through VirginiaSports.com with V Pass.
Virginia (2-0) is receiving votes in the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. The Cavaliers defeated Hofstra (Nov. 12) on the road, 82-66, and Mount St. Mary’s (Nov. 14) at home, 81-58.
Junior guard Whitny Edwards (Charlotte, N.C.) is pacing the Cavaliers offensively, averaging 13.0 points per game.
The Virginia frontcourt of junior forward Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) and Simone Egwu (Odenton, Md.) put together two double-doubles to start the season. Egwu scored 14 points and grabbed 14 boards against Hofstra and Shine netted 17 points and hauled down 15 rebounds against The Mount.
Tennessee (2-0) is ranked No. 4 in both polls and is coming off of a 103-43 win over Chattanooga on Nov. 15. Meighan Simmons is averaging 24.0 points per game through two contests to lead the Lady Vols.
UT leads the series with Virginia, 12-2, but the teams have split the regular-season meetings the past two years. Virginia won at Thompson-Boling Arena in 2008 and the Lady Vols were victorious last season at John Paul Jones Arena.
The Tennessee Lady Vols have put together some of the most impressive numbers in the country in terms of wins on their home court. Tennessee is 325-20 all-time at Thompson-Boling Arena and has won 20-consecutive contests there.
Virginia, however, handed UT one of those 20 losses, as the Cavaliers were victorious on Nov. 17, 2008 (83-82).
Following Thursday’s game, Virginia returns home to host Longwood on Sunday, Nov. 21. Tip-off for that contest is scheduled for 2 p.m.