Virginia Hosts No. 14 Florida State Monday Night at JPJA
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s basketball team hosts Florida State in Atlantic Coast Conference action Monday night at John Paul Jones Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m., and live statistics will be available at VirginiaSports.com.
The game will be televised by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet in the Charlottesville area) with Mike Hogewood and Debbie Antonelli on the call.
The game will be broadcast locally 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, at VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia (13-11, 2-6 ACC) is coming off of a convincing 73-46 win over Wake Forest on Thursday night (Feb. 3). Sophomore Telia McCall and freshman Ataira Franklin were the co-high scorers with 12 points apiece.
Virginia shot 51 percent from the field against the Demon Deacons and improved to 3-0 when shooting better than 50 percent.
Chelsea Shine leads the team by averaging 10.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, while China Crosby earned her second start of the season against WFU and netted 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting.
Florida State (18-5, 6-2 ACC) was picked to finish third in the ACC preseason poll and received two first-place votes.
The Seminoles are ranked No. 19 by the Associated Press and No. 14 in the coaches’ poll.
In its last outing, FSU fell at home to North Carolina, 84-75. Its other conference loss was at home to Duke on Jan. 14.
The Seminoles are led by Cierra Bravard (13.7 points/7.2 rebounds per game) and Courtney Ward (11.9 ppg).
Florida State head coach Sue Semrau is in her 14th season and has a 252-171 record.
The Cavaliers lead the all-time series with Florida State, 30-12. In games played in Charlottesville, Virginia is 14-5 all-time vs. the Seminoles.
Florida State earned a 61-51 victory in Tallahassee earlier this season (Jan. 9), and managed a 59-58 win last season in Charlottesville (Feb. 22).