Virginia Hosts Auburn on Sunday at 2 p.m.
|Auburn Tigers (3-0) at Virginia Cavaliers (3-0)|
|Date and Time||Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, 2 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena | Parking Info|
|Media||| Listen Live |
Live Video: Post Game Press Conference($)
|Additional Information||Ticket Information | Game Notes(.pdf) | 2014-15 Season Stats | ExperienceUVaWomensBasketball | 2014-15 Record Book (.pdf)|
|Social Media||@UVaWBBHoops Twitter | Facebook | VirginiaWBB Instagram|
Nov. 22, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The undefeated Virginia women’s basketball team (3-0) hosts undefeated Auburn (3-0) on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena. There will be a pregame FanZone on the concourse and a postgame autograph session with the team on the main court.
The game will be broadcast on the radio on WINA-1070 AM with Channing Poole and Myron Ripley calling the action.
Virginia is 3-1 all-time against the Tigers, but lost the last meeting, 79-61, in the 1998 Cavalier Classic Tournament championship game, the last time UVa did not win its home tournament
The Cavaliers are looking to open the season 4-0 for the third time in head coach Joanne Boyle’s four seasons at Virginia. UVa began both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 campaigns with four-straight wins.
Virginia is receiving votes in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll.
Virginia is coming off a 71-62 victory at Xavier on Thursday night. Junior guard Faith Randolph (Derwood, Md.) had her second 25-point game of the season, matching her career-high performance last season against Florida State and was the seventh 20-point game of her career. Randolph is one of four ACC players averaging over 20 points per game this season at 20.7 per contest. Randolph also is among the top-10 in the ACC with eight steals.
Senior center Sarah Imovbioh (Abuja, Nigeria) scored 18 points with 13 rebounds at Xavier, pacing the ACC with 15.3 rebounds per game. Imovbioh leads the conference in offensive rebounds (7.3) and is second in defensive boards (8.0) and is also among the leaders with a 64.7 percent field goal shooting percentage.
Sophomore guard Breyana Mason (Woodbridge, Va.) and freshman guard Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va.) accounted for 11 of Virginia’s 14 assists at Xavier, with Mason dishing six and Venson setting up five baskets. Mason is among the top-five in the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio at +4.3 after only committing four turnovers this year.
Two drawn charges in the final minute and clutch shots from several players helped secure a 72-69 win for the Auburn over Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday night. Tra’Cee Tanner led the Tigers with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Tanner leads the Tigers in scoring this season, averaging 22.0 points per game.
Three other players scored in double figures against Florida Gulf Coast, led by 11 points from Khady Dieng and 10 apiece from Hasina Muhammad and Brandy Montgomery. Muhammad also blocked three shots on the night.
Auburn also has a 71-54 victory over Troy and a 92-42 win over Grambling State.
The Cavaliers will head south next week, playing in the FIU Thanksgiving Classic Tournament in Miami, Fla. The Cavaliers open the tournament on Friday, Nov. 28 facing Toledo at 8 p.m. and finish off playing either host-school Florida International or Arizona on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 30 at either 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Single-game ticket prices for all home 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 VirginiaSports.com, 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).