Virginia hosts NC State on Thursday at 7 p.m.
|NC State Wolfpack (12-8, 3-4 ACC) at Virginia Cavaliers (13-7, 3-4 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 7 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)|
|Social Media||@UVaWBBHoops Twitter | Facebook | VirginiaWBB Instagram|
Jan. 28, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (13-7, 3-4 ACC) will try to snap a three-game losing slide when it hosts NC State (12-8, 3-4 ACC) on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.
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.
NC State is 1-3 in its last four games, but all three losses have come against ranked teams (Louisville, North Carolina, Syracuse). All three of NC State’s starting guards average at least 10.4 points per game with Dominique Wilson leading the team at 14.2. Carlee Schuhmacher leads the team with 5.5 rebounds per game and 17 blocked shots.
Virginia holds a 38-33 edge in the all-time series. The Wolfpack has won the last two meetings between the schools, both played in Raleigh, including last season’s 68-66 contest, but has not won a game in Charlottesville since 2006.
The Cavaliers are coming off a 68-62 loss to Georgia Tech last Sunday (Jan. 25). During UVa’s current three-game skid, the Cavaliers are averaging 58.3 points per game. After going through the non-conference schedule averaging 73.4 points per game, the Cavaliers are only managing to score 62.1 against conference opponents.
Last Sunday, Georgia Tech was 2-of-15 (13.3 percent) from three-point range, 1-of-7 in the first half and 1-of-8 in the second half. Each of Virginia’s last four opponents have been held to less than 25 percent shooting from three-point range, including Louisville which went 0-of-9 from three-point range, and are a combined 9-of-58 (15.5 percent).
Junior guard Faith Randolph (Derwood, Md.) scored 23 points in the loss to the Yellow Jackets. Randolph has scored at least 23 points in three of the last four games. Randolph has been a consistent offensive presence for the Cavaliers all season, averaging 18.2 points per game this season overall, which ranks fourth in the ACC, and 18.3 points in ACC contests.
Randolph, who has only missed one free throw in the last six contests and now leads the conference in free throw percentage. Her 89.7 percent efficiency from the charity stripe also ranks ninth in the nation.
Sophomore guard Breyana Mason (Woodbridge, Va.) scored 14 points in the Georgia Tech game, the seventh time in the last eight games she has contributed double-digit points. Mason made seven of nine field goal attempts, the best shooting percentage (77.7 percent) by a Cavalier since freshman guard Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va.) made eight of 10 shots (80.0 percent) against Delaware State. In addition to scoring seven buckets, Mason assisted on five others, giving her a hand in 12 of Virginia’s 28 field goals.
Mason is 9-of-16 from three-point range in ACC games this season. Her 56.3 three-point shooting efficiency is the best in the conference, but the guard has only made three long-range attempts in the last three games.
Virginia is 10-2 at the home court this season, averaging 73.8 points per game and is outscoring opponents at JPJ this year by 13.8 points per game.
Virginia begins a two-game road trip on Sunday, Feb, 1, playing at Clemson at 2 p.m. The game will be streamed live online on ESPN3. The Cavaliers play at No. 4 Notre Dame on Thursday, Feb. 5 before heading into a bye weekend. Virginia returns home to host No. Duke on Thursday, Feb. 12 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).