Virginia hosts Wake Forest on Thursday
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-6, 0-1) at Virginia Cavaliers (11-3, 1-0 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena|
|Media||Live Streaming Video($) | | Listen Live |
Live Streaming Video: Post Game Press Conference($)
|Additional Information||Ticket Information | Game Notes(.pdf) | 2014-15 Season Stats | ExperienceUVaWomensBasketball | 2014-15 Record Book (.pdf)|
|Social Media||@UVaWBBHoops Twitter | Facebook | VirginiaWBB Instagram|
Jan. 8, 2015 The Virginia women’s basketball team (11-3, 1-0 ACC) hosts Wake Forest (9-6, 0-1 ACC) on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.
The Cavalier game will be broadcast on WINA-1070 AM with Channing Poole and Myron Ripley calling the action. Live streaming video will be available online and through the Virginia Sports app with a Cavalier Live subscription.
Wake Forest dropped its ACC opener to Duke, 70-63. Dearica Hamby leads the Demon Deacons and ranks third in the ACC in scoring, averaging 20.3 points per game. Hamby is also third in rebounding at 10.4 per game. Virginia is 64-5 all-time against Wake Forest, including holding a 29-3 home record and a 56-4 advantage in ACC contests. Wake Forest head coach Jen Hoover spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Virginia (2004-07) under Debbie Ryan and also spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Cal, working on Joanne Boyle’s staff from 2009-11.
Virginia has won six of its last seven contests, including a 62-47 victory over Virginia Tech in the ACC-opener on Sunday. During that seven-game stretch, the Cavaliers are outscoring opponents by an average of 17.9 points per game. In that span, Virginia has been making 44.8 percent of its shots while limiting opponents to 35.6 percent shooting. The Cavaliers also are +4.7 in turnover margin and outrebounding teams by 4.0 per game.
Senior center Sarah Imovbioh (Abuja, Nigeria) had 11 boards in Sunday’s victory, the eighth time this season she has pulled in double-digits rebounds. Imovbioh currently leads the nation in offensive rebounds per game, averaging 6.0 per game. Imovbioh continues to lead the ACC in rebounding, averaging 11.7 per game, ranking ninth nationally in that stat.
Sophomore guard Breyana Mason (Woodbridge, Va.) led the team with 16 points against the Hokies, the first time in Mason’s career that she paced the squad in scoring. In the three games since coming back from the holidays, Mason is 11 of 21 (52.3 percent) shooting, including going 3-of-6 from three-point range, with six assists.
Freshman guard Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va.) scored 13 points against the Hokies, the eighth time in the last nine games that she contributed double-digit points. After going 0-of-4 from three-point range against Davidson, Venson combined to go 6-of-13 from three-point range against Drexel and Virginia Tech.
Junior guard Faith Randolph (Derwood, Md.) scored nine points with five rebounds, four assists and two steals against Virginia Tech, which snapped a streak of 13-straight games scoring in double-digits. Randolph ranks fifth in the ACC in points per game (17.4), third in free throw percentage (88.9) and fourth in three-point percentage (37.8).
The Cavaliers finish off the week playing at No. 21 Syracuse on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 1 p.m., the first time this season UVa will take on a ranked opponent. Virginia returns home next Thursday, Jan. 15, hosting Boston College at 7 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).