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Virginia Cavaliers (4-1) vs. Florida International Panthers (0-4)
Date and Time Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, 2 p.m.
Location Miami, Fla. | FIU Arena
Media Live Stats | Listen Live |
Live Streaming Video ($) | Tournament Central Page
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Nov. 29, 2014

MIAMI, Fla. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (4-1) will face host-school Florida International (0-4) in the consolation final of the FIU Thanksgiving Classic Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. in Miami, Fla.

The game will be broadcast on WINA-1070 AM with John Freeman calling the action. Live streaming video will be available with a premium subscription through the website with the link available on

Florida International is off to an 0-4 start including a 65-58 decision to the Arizona Wildcats on Friday night in the first round of the FIU Thanksgiving Classic. Redshirt freshman Kiandre’a Pound led the Panthers’ offensive efforts with a career-high 25 points, and junior Taylor Shade followed with 15. Senior Marita Davydova led the Panthers on the boards with a game-best and career-high tying 15. Pound also notched double-digit rebounding figures with 13 to garner her second consecutive double-double.

Virginia is 3-0 all-time against Florida International with the Cavaliers last earning a 78-65 victory over the Panthers in Charlottesville in 2001.

The Cavaliers suffered their first defeat of the season, falling 64-62 in their opening-round game against Toledo. Virginia held a 10-point lead, 51-41, with 11 minutes remaining in the game, but Florida International chipped away at the deficit, coming back to tie and then take a 56-55 lead with 3:22 remaining. The final minute of play included three lead changes beginning with Toledo taking a 61-60 lead with 32 seconds remaining after Virginia committed an offensive foul. Freshman guard Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va.) swung the score back in UVa’s favor, pulling up for a free-throw-line jump shot with 13 seconds remaining. Zanoguera hit a three-pointer with five seconds left in the game to give the Rockets a 64-62 lead. Venson fired off a three-point attempt as the buzzer sounded, but it clanged off the rim.

Junior guard Faith Randolph (Derwood, Md.) had her third 20-point game of the season, scoring 21 points, including making five three-pointers. Randolph is 14-of-26 from three-point range this season, making 53.8 percent of her attempts from long range.

Freshman forward Lauren Moses (Mount Holly, N.J) went 6-of-10 from the field, scoring a career-high 14 points with a career-high eight rebounds.

Venson scored nine points with four rebounds. Venson is now tied for third on the team in scoring, averaging 9.4 points per game. Venson also had a team-high four assists with one turnover, raising her season assist-to-turnover ratio to 1.55.

Next week, Virginia will travel to Champaign, Ill., to take on Illinois in the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET. The Cavaliers return home to host Delaware State on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. in the final game before the team breaks for final exams.

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, 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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