Virginia Hosts Longwood Sunday at 2 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s basketball team returns home to John Paul Jones Arena for a Sunday (Nov. 21) match-up against Longwood. Game-time is set for 2 p.m., and live statistics will be available at VirginiaSports.com.
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. That broadcast is available on the Internet through VirginiaSports.com with a subscription to V Pass.
There will be a postgame autograph session with the Virginia student-athletes.
Virginia (2-1) is coming off an 85-73 setback at No. 4 Tennessee on Thursday night (Nov. 18). The Cavaliers trailed just two points at halftime, 41-39, but could not rally from a Lady Vol second-half run. Junior guard Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) netted a career-high 24 points and senior guard Paulisha Kellum (Upper Marlboro, Md.) added 18 points to lead the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers are receiving votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.
Through three games, junior guard Whitny Edwards (Charlotte, N.C.) is averaging 11.3 points per game, while Moorer has averaged 18.0 points per game in her two appearances this season.
Junior forward Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) has led the way on the boards, as she is averaging 7.0 rebounds per game.
Longwood (1-2) is coming off a 68-65 loss to High Point on Friday night (Nov. 19). The Lancers are led by Brittanni Billups, who averages 14.0 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, and Chelsea Coward, who averages 12.7 points per game.
Virginia leads the all-time series with Longwood, 8-4, and has won six-consecutive contests against the Lancers. Last season at JPJA, Virginia posted an 81-40 victory on Feb. 16, 2010.
Following Sunday’s game, the Cavaliers embark on a three-game road trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. At the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, UVa faces No. 17 Iowa State (Nov. 25), No. 10 West Virginia (Nov. 26) and No. 25 TCU (Nov. 27).
Virginia women’s basketball fans will be able to watch online webcasts of the Paradise Jam for a one-time fee of $4.99. The link to sign up is: http://b2tv.com/partner_members.asp?id=362.