Women's Basketball Hosts Pennsylvania Sunday at JPJA
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s basketball team will close out the non-conference portion of its schedule with a Sunday (Jan. 16) contest vs. Pennsylvania. Tip-off at John Paul Jones Arena is scheduled 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, Myron Ripley and Larry Johnson calling the action. That broadcast is available on the Internet with a subscription to V Pass.
Virginia (10-8 overall, 0-3 ACC) is coming off a road loss at Georgia Tech on Thursday (Jan. 13). The Yellow Jackets took advantage of 22 Cavalier turnovers and out-rebounded the ‘Hoos, 39-25, to earn the 68-48 victory.
Sophomore guard China Crosby (New York, N.Y.) became the seventh different Cavalier to be the team’s leading scorer in a game, tying a career-high with 12 points vs. Georgia Tech. For the year, Crosby has played in nine games after an early-season knee injury and is averaging 4.0 points per game.
Junior guard Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) is UVa’s leading scorer, averaging 11.0 points per game in 16 appearances. Junior forward Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) ranks second on the team in scoring at 10.3 points per game, while sophomore forward Simone Egwu (Odenton, Md.) averages 5.6 rebounds per game to lead the ‘Hoos on the boards.
Virginia is 8-1 at home this season and 8-0 at home vs. non-conference opponents.
Penn (5-7 overall, 0-1 Ivy League) is coming off a 57-52 loss to Villanova on Jan. 12. The Quakers are led by Alyssa Baron’s 15.8 points per game. Head coach Mike McLaughlin is in his second season as the head coach of Penn.
Virginia has won the two previous meetings with Penn, most recently on Nov. 27, 1993. In that contest, the Cavaliers won at home, 92-66.
Following Sunday’s game, Virginia returns to Atlantic Coast Conference action. Maryland comes to town on Friday, Jan. 21, for an 8:30 p.m. game at John Paul Jones Arena. That game will be televised by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet in the Charlottesville area).