Virginia Starts Six-Game Homestand Saturday Against Delware State
|Delaware State Hornets (1-6) at Virginia Cavaliers (5-2)|
|Date and Time||Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 2 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena|
|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)|
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Dec. 5, 2014 The Virginia women’s basketball team (5-2) hosts Delaware State (1-6) on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. in the final game before a nine-day exam break.
Delaware State’s lone victory this season was a 71-60 victory over NCAA Division II Millersville. Delaware State led 51-29 with 15:30 to play in the second half before Millersville used a 23-9 run to cut the deficit to eight. The Hornets sealed their first win of the season with a 7-3 fury down the stretch.
Tierra Hawkins leads the Hornets, averaging 20.0 points per game with Raven Bankston averaging 19.1. Bankston is shooting 40.7 percent from three-point range this season, making more than half of her squads three-pointers this year.
Virginia is 2-0 all-time against Delaware State, winning those games by an average margin of 22 points.
Virginia is coming off an 86-63 loss at Illinois in the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. For just the second time in the history of the challenge, it ended in a tie with both conferences claiming seven victories apiece.
Virginia had four players contribute double-digit points against the Illini, including sophomore guard Faith Randolph (Derwood, Md.) who scored a team-high 16 points. Randolph is still ranked third in the ACC in scoring, averaging 19.0 points per game. Randolph is also sixth in free throw percentage (88.9) and seventh in three-point percentage (44.1).
Sophomore forward Sydney Umeri (Acworth, Ga.) had the second double-digit scoring game of her career at Illinois, contributing 10 points and matching her career high with eight rebounds.
Freshman guard Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va.) scored 11 points, improving her season average to 10.0 points per game. In the last two games, Venson is 9-of-14 shooting, making 64.2 percent of her shots. Over the last four games, Venson is 16-of-28 (57.1 percent).
Freshman forward Lauren Moses (Mount Holly, N.J.) had a season-high 13 rebounds against the Illini, the first time this season that someone other than senior center Sarah Imovbioh (Abuja, Nigeria) led the Cavaliers in rebounding. Moses also added another two blocks to her season tally, giving her 12 this season, which ranks fifth among all ACC players.
Imovbioh flirted with her fifth double-double of the year against the Illini, scoring 10 points with eight rebounds. Imovbioh has scored at least nine points with at least eight rebounds in every game this year and is still averaging a double-double with 15.1 points, which ranks 10th in the ACC, and an ACC-leading 12.3 rebounds per game.
After the Delaware State game, the Cavaliers will take a nine-day break for exams, returning to action on Tuesday, Dec. 16 when they host Longwood at 7 p.m. 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 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).