Virginia hosts Georgia Tech on National Girls and Women in Sports Day
|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-8, 2-4 ACC) at Virginia Cavaliers (13-6, 3-3 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, 2 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena|
|Media||| Listen Live | Live Streaming Video($) |
Live Streaming Video: Post Game Press Conference($)
|Additional Information||Ticket Information | Game Notes(.pdf) | 2014-15 Season Stats | ExperienceUVaWomensBasketball | 2014-15 Record Book (.pdf)|
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Jan. 23, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – After playing back-to-back road games, the Virginia women’s basketball team (13-6, 3-3) will play back-to-back home games beginning on Sunday, Jan. 25, when it hosts Georgia Tech (12-8, 2-4 ACC) at 2 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.
USRowing National Team member Meghan O’Leary, a former two-sport student-athlete and Jefferson Scholar at Virginia who also received her M.Ed from the Curry School, will be honored in a halftime ceremony in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The annual event, which brings national attention to the achievements of female athletes and to issues facing girls and women in sport, is co-sponsored by the University of Virginia Athletics Department and the University of Virginia Women’s Center.
There will also be a pregame sports festival on Sunday which will be held on the men’s basketball practice court at John Paul Jones Arena. The festival will include seven sports stations for youth to visit, including basketball, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball. The festival will take place from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Youth completing all seven stations will receive a complimentary t-shirt. Admission to the festival is free with a game ticket. There will also be activities for youth set-up in the main lobby of the arena starting at 12:30 p.m., including a photo booth, a sign-making station, face painting, a balloon artist and inflatable games.
The 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. Georgia Tech has lost its last three games including an 89-76 loss at Notre Dame on Thursday and a 75-72 overtime home loss last Sunday against Pitt. Kaela Davis is third in the ACC in scoring, averaging 20.7 points per game, while Roddreka Rogers is fifth in the ACC in rebounding, averaging 9.5 per game.
Virginia dropped a 67-58 decision at Miami on Wednesday night, which coupled with last Sunday’s 67-55 game at No. 4 Louisville, was the first time this season the Cavaliers lost back-to-back games. Virginia has also dropped three-straight road games, holding a 3-5 mark when away from John Paul Jones Arena this season and 10-1on their home court.
The Cavaliers are averaging 74.9 points per game at JPJ, but just 62.9 in road and neutral-site games. Virginia is outscoring opponents by an average of 15.9 at home, but is outscored by 2.6 points per game in its other contests.
Senior center Sarah Imovbioh (Abuja, Nigeria) and junior guard Faith Randolph (Derwood, Md.) each had 14-point games at Miami. Eight of Imovbioh’s points were scored on free throws, coming on a career-high 12 attempts. Imovbioh, who leads the nation in offensive rebounds per game (5.2) and the ACC in total rebounds, had eight boards at Miami.
Randolph took 15 shots at Miami, the fifth-straight game in which she has attempted 15 or more field goals. Randolph snapped her streak of three-straight 20-point games, but is still scoring an average of 21.2 points in the last four games. Randolph is currently ranked fourth in the ACC with a 17.9 points-per-game average.
Sophomore guard Breyana Mason (Woodbridge, Va.) scored 11 points at Miami, the sixth time in the last seven games she has reached double-digits. Mason also dished out four assists at Miami, the eighth time this year she had four or more assists in a game. Mason is sixth in the ACC in assists per game (3.6) and third in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1).
Virginia holds a 53-15 record in the all-time series against Georgia Tech, is 45-13 in ACC games and 27-2 at home. The last meeting between the two schools was in the 2014 ACC Tournament. Despite seeing a 14-point lead erased late in the second half, the seventh-seeded Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets survived an upset scare from 10th-seeded Virginia with a 77-76 victory in the second round. Imovbioh scored a career-high 27 points, with 20 coming in the second half. Imovbioh finished the game 9-of-11 from the field and 9-of-10 from the free throw line. She also had 10 rebounds. Davis scored 28 points, including scoring 18 of Tech’s first 30 points.
Virginia will also be home next Thursday, Jan. 29 hosting NC State 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).