Virginia Plays at Georgia Tech Thursday at 4 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s basketball team’s Thursday (Jan. 13) game at Georgia Tech will be played at 4 p.m., at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast locally on WINA 1070-AM.
A significant winter storm moved through the Atlanta, Ga., area earlier this week and the start time of the game was impacted due to travel conditions in the area and Georgia Tech’s operating schedule for Thursday.
Virginia (10-7, 0-2 ACC) is seeking its first conference win of the season after losses to Miami (82-73) and at No. 19 Florida State (61-51). The Cavaliers continue to be led in scoring by junior guard Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.), who is averaging 11.3 points and 2.5 assists per game for UVa. Coming in off the bench, Moorer has been Virginia’s leading scorer in two of its last three games.
Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) is the other Cavalier averaging double figures in scoring, as she nets 10.6 points per game. UVa’s other starting frontcourt player, Simone Egwu (Odenton, Md.), has averaged 7.5 rebounds per game in her two ACC contests this season.
Six different Cavaliers have been the team’s high-scorer so far in 2010-11. The six players are Whitny Edwards (Charlotte, N.C.), Shine, Moorer, Egwu, Lexie Gerson (Fort Washington, Pa.) and Jazmin Pitts (Mosely, Va.).
Sophomore forward Telia McCall hails from Marietta, Ga., which is located 18 miles outside of Atlanta. McCall attended Marietta High School and is averaging 4.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game for Virginia.
Georgia Tech (14-3 overall, 2-0 ACC, 10-1 at home) is coming off a 64-53 victory at Clemson in its ACC road opener. The Yellow Jackets also dispatched North Carolina, 71-70, at home on Jan. 6 for their other conference win.
The Yellow Jackets were picked to finish fifth in the ACC preseason poll and are currently receiving votes in both national polls.
MaChelle Joseph is in her eighth season as head coach of Georgia Tech and has a 142-91 record while there.
Georgia Tech leads the ACC in scoring defense, holding opponents to 52.3 points per game. The Yellow Jackets average 67.4 points per game themselves.
Alex Montgomery (14.6 points, 8.5 rebounds per game) and Tyaunna Marshall (14.2 points per game) lead Georgia Tech in scoring. Marshall has been selected the ACC Rookie of the Week five times this season.
Virginia leads the all-time series with Georgia Tech, 52-10, and has an all-time record of 18-9 in games played in Atlanta. Virginia won last year’s meeting, 57-55, and has won three of the last four meetings.
Following Thursday’s contest, Virginia returns home to conclude its non-conference schedule with a Sunday (Jan. 16) game vs. Pennsylvania. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m., at John Paul Jones Arena.