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Virginia Cavaliers (5-1) at Illinois Illini (5-2)
Date and Time Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, 8 p.m. ET
Location Champaign, Ill. | State Farm Center
Media | Listen Live |
Live Streaming Video ($) | ACC/Big Ten Challenge Digital Program
Additional Information Ticket Information | Game Notes(.pdf) | 2014-15 Season Stats | ExperienceUVaWomensBasketball | 2014-15 Record Book (.pdf)
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Dec. 2, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (5-1) will play at Illinois (5-2) in the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local time).

The game will be broadcast on WINA-1070 AM with Channing Poole and Larry Johnson calling the action. Live streaming video will be available with a premium subscription through BTN2Go.

The Cavaliers have a 5-2 record all-time in the Challenge, defeating Wisconsin (2007), Illinois (2008), Purdue (2009), Indiana (2011) and Minnesota (2012). Virginia’s losses were to Ohio State (2010) and a 73-53 loss against Michigan last season. Virginia is 1-0 this season against the Big Ten with the season-opening 87-82 victory over Ohio State.

A year ago, the ACC combined for a 7-5 mark against its Big Ten counterparts to win its sixth Challenge title. The ACC owns 48-32 edge over the Big Ten in Challenge games.

Illinois is 3-4 in the Challenge, including a 93-69 loss last season at Georgia Tech.

The Illini went 1-2 last week at the Paradise Jam Tournament in the Virgin Islands, upsetting No. 9 Kentucky, 77-71, in the opening game of the tournament, but then falling 67-61 to USF and 78-76 in overtime to Oklahoma.

Ivory Crawford, who scored 27 points against Oklahoma, leads Illinois with a 16.3 points-per-game average. Chatrice White is averaging 15.1 points and a team-high 8.6 rebounds per game.

UVa is 4-0 all-time against the Illini.

Virginia went 1-1 last week at the FIU Thanksgiving Classic, suffering its first loss of the season to Toledo, 64-62, before earning a 74-61 victory in the consolation final against Florida International.

The Toledo game had four ties with seven lead changes, including three in the final minute of the game.

The Cavaliers forced a season-high 25 turnovers in the Florida International game while only committing seven. UVa scored a season-high 31 points off the turnovers.

Junior guard Faith Randolph (Derwood, Md.) was named to the all-tournament team after scoring a combined 37 points in the two games. Senior center Sarah Imovbioh (Abuja, Nigeria) posted her fourth double-double of the season against FIU and averaged 12.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in the two games.

Randolph is ranked third in the ACC in scoring, averaging 19.5 points per game. Last season, Randolph averaged 11.8 points per game.

Imovbioh is currently averaging a double-double, scoring 16.0 points per game, which ranks eighth in the ACC, and grabbing an ACC-leading 13.0 rebounds per game. In the national rankings, Imovbioh is third in offensive rebounds per game (6.0), sixth in total rebounds per game, ninth in double-doubles and 12th in field goal percentage (64.5 percent). In the last three games, Imovbioh has grabbed nine steals.

Sophomore guard Breyana Mason (Woodbridge, Va.) ranks fifth in the ACC with a 3.25 assist-to-turnover ratio, which ranks 19th in the NCAA. Mason had five assists with two turnovers during the FIU Tournament.

Freshman forward Lauren Moses (Mount Holly, N.J.) had her first career double-digit scoring effort against Toeldo with 14 points. She also posted a season-best eight rebounds against the Rockets and then had a season-high three blocked shots against FIU.

Freshman guard Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va.) was 5-of-7 from the field against FIU, matching her season high with 12 points. In the last three games, Venson has gone 12-of-21, shooting 57.1 percent from the field. Venson is now third on the team in scoring, averaging 9.8 points per game.

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. Virginia will not have another road game until the New Year when they open up ACC play on Jan. 4, 2015 at Virginia Tech.

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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