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Radford Highlanders (0-0) at Virginia Cavaliers (1-0)
Date and Time Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, 1 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena
Media | Listen Live |
Live Video: Post Game Press Conference($)
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Nov. 15, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (1-0) closes out its opening home stand by hosting Radford (0-0) on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.

The game will be broadcast on the radio on WINA-1070 AM with Channing Poole and Myron Ripley calling the action.

Virginia is coming off a season-opening 87-82 victory over Ohio State. The Cavaliers hit 10 three-pointers, making four threes in the first five minutes of the game.

Sophomore guard Breyana Mason (Woodbridge, Va.) scored a career-high 22 points, going 8-of-11 from the field, including a 5-of-7 performance from outside the arc. Mason scored eight points in the first four minutes of the game. It was the first 20-point performance of Mason’s career.

Junior guard Faith Randolph (Derwood, Md.), making her first start since Dec. 28, 2013, scored 25 points, one shy of matching her career high.

Randolph and Mason combined to dish out 11 of Virginia’s 17 assists.

Junior center Sarah Imovbioh (Abuja, Nigeria) accounted for almost half of Virginia’s 51 rebounds, pulling in a school-record 24 boards. Imovbioh topped the previous Virginia program record of 21 rebounds in a game set by Aisha Mohammed in an overtime contest against Florida State on Jan. 26, 2008. Imovbioh’s previous career high was an 18-rebound performance at Wake Forest in 2013.

Imovbioh also contributed 18 points, going 7-of-10 from the field, for her 16th career double-double.

Three of Virginia’s freshmen made their collegiate debuts in the game. Forward Lauren Moses (Mount Holly, N.J.) and guard Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va.) were in the starting lineup. Venson played a team-high 35 minutes, scoring 11 points with three assists and two steals. Moses played 20 minutes, scoring four points with seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Guard Aliyah Huland El (Randolph, N.J.) was the first sub into the game off the bench for the Cavaliers, checking in at the first media timeout, playing 13 minutes in which she scored five points with an assist and two blocked shots.

Virginia is 7-7 against Radford, but has won the last six meetings, including a 92-43 victory at John Paul Jones Arena in 2011.

Radford has five returners from last season, including four starters, joining eight newcomers in the Highlanders’ season-opener on Sunday. Last season, the Highlanders averaged 55.6 points per game while allowing 65.1 per game. Senior guard Ayana Avery was named to the Big South’s preseason all-conference second team, while Radford women’s basketball, which finished the 2013-14 campaign with a 7-23 record, was picked ninth as voted by the league’s head coaches, the lowest-ever preseason ranking in program history.

Radford head coach Mike McGuire and Virginia head coach Joanne Boyle both had stints at the University of Richmond. Boyle was the head coach of the Spiders from 2002-2005. McGuire was an assistant coach under Boyle’s successor, Michael Shafer, from 2008-13.

Virginia will play its first road contest of the season on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., facing Xavier in Cincinnati, Ohio, before returning home to host Auburn on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m.

Single-game ticket prices for all games are $10 for Reserved seating, $8 for adult General Admission and $6 for youth (18 & under), senior (60 & over) and UVa faculty/staff General Admission. Fans may purchase home game tickets through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office online at, by phone and in person. The Virginia Athletics Ticket Office is located in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).

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