Virginia Travels to James Madison Monday Night
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s basketball team hits the road after three-consecutive home contests for a match-up at James Madison on Monday night (Dec. 20). Tip-off from the JMU Convocation Center in Harrisonburg, Va., is scheduled for 7 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, Myron Ripley and Larry Johnson calling the action. That broadcast is available on the Internet with a subscription to V Pass.
Additionally, there will be a live webcast of the game at JMUSports.com. There is a subscription fee to watch the game live, but an archived broadcast will be available to watch free of charge.
Virginia (7-4) is coming off a 61-46 victory over UMBC on Saturday night (Dec. 18). Sophomore center Simone Egwu (Odenton, Md.) led the Cavaliers with 16 points and eight rebounds, while rookie guard Ataira Franklin (Bowie, Md.) scored a career-high 15 points in her third-consecutive start.
UVa has won three-consecutive games and improved to 5-0 at home in John Paul Jones Arena this season with the win over the Retrievers.
On the year, junior guard Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) continues to lead the team in scoring by averaging 10.4 points per game. Junior forward Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) ranks second on the team in scoring (10.3 ppg) and first on the team in rebounding (6.5 rebounds per game).
James Madison (5-5) is coming off a 69-66 loss at Monmouth on Dec. 18. Guard Dawn Evans, who scored 38 points in JMU’s victory over UVa last season, ranks seventh in the nation in scoring (24.3 points per game). Evans is joined in double figures by Lauren Jimenez, who nets 13.0 points per game while grabbing 9.7 rebounds per game. JMU head coach Kenny Brooks is in his ninth season and has compiled a 177-84 record.
Virginia leads the all-time series with James Madison, 13-5, including a 5-2 mark in games played in Harrisonburg. Last season (Dec. 6, 2009), the Dukes edged Virginia 75-73 in John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers have won four of the last five meetings.
Following Monday night’s game, Virginia hosts the Marriott Cavalier Classic from Dec. 28-29. First up in that tournament is a contest between East Tennessee State and Holy Cross on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 4:30 p.m. Following that game, Virginia hosts North Carolina A&T at 7 p.m.