Virginia Plays at Clemson on Sunday
|Virginia Cavaliers (14-7, 4-4 ACC) at Clemson Tigers (9-12, 1-7 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, 2 p.m.|
|Location||Clemson, S.C. | Littlejohn Coliseum|
|Media|| Live Stats | Listen Live |
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|Additional Information||Ticket Information | Game Notes(.pdf) | 2014-15 Season Stats | ExperienceUVaWomensBasketball | 2014-15 Record Book (.pdf)|
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Jan. 31, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (14-7, 4-4 ACC) plays at Clemson (9-12, 1-7 ACC) on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m.
The game will be broadcast on WINA-1070 AM with Channing Poole and Chelsea Shine calling the action. Live streaming video will be available online on ESPN3 and through the WatchESPN app.
Clemson is looking to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Tigers entered ACC play riding a five-game win-streak and began conference play with a 63-54 overtime win over Virginia Tech before dropping their last seven games.
Clemson fell 64-62 at Wake Forest on Thursday night with the Demon Deacons grabbing a steal and banking in a shot with 0.3 seconds remaining. Clemson forced a season-high 29 Wake Forest turnovers, scoring 28 points off the miscues and took a season-high six charges in the game. Nikki Dixon scored 25 points, had eight rebounds, and took three charges to lead all players and moved into eighth place on Clemson’s all-time scoring list during the contest. Dixon paces the Tigers in scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
Virginia holds a 39-30 advantage in the all-time series and a 33-25 mark in ACC contests. In the last twelve meetings, Virginia is 10-2 against the Tigers, but has lost the last two times the teams played in Clemson. Virginia’s last victory at Littlejohn Coliseum was a 75-67 contest in 2009. Last season, Virginia won 80-43 at JPJ Arena, with five Cavaliers scoring in double figures.
Virginia snapped a three-game losing skid with a 71-63 victory over NC State on Thursday night. The Cavaliers shot a season-best 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from three-point range, the third-highest team three-point shooting percentage by any team in a game this season with only Stephen A. Austin [83.3 percent (10-of-12) against Central Arkansas] and Chattanooga [75 percent (12-of-16) against UNC Greensboro] posting higher efficiencies while making at least 10 treys.
The 11 makes from long range was the fourth time this season Virginia made 10 or more three-pointers in a game. Since 2008-09, Virginia has only had five games in which the squad has made at least 10 threes in a game.
Freshman guard Mikayla Venson’s (Arlington, Va.) 6-of-6 three-point shooting performance against NC State was the best long-range shooting in program history, besting three players who have gone 5-of-5 from outside the arc. Only one other player, Makenzi Morrison of BYU, has made more three-pointers in a game this season without a miss, going 7-of-7 against Pepperdine. Venson now leads the ACC in three-point shooting percentage, making 40.2 percent of her long-range attempts.
Sophomore guard Faith Randolph (Derwood, Md.) played one of the most balanced games of her career against the Wolfpack. In addition to scoring 17 points (10 in the first half and seven after the break), Randolph also matched her career high with eight rebounds and added five assists, which duplicated her season high in that category. Randolph ranks fourth in the ACC in scoring, averaging 18.1 points per game.
In Virginia’s last two games, there have been a combined 21 ties and 21 lead changes. Against Georgia Tech, there were 15 ties and 12 lead changes with the Yellow Jackets overcoming a 10-point deficit. Against NC State, there were six ties and nine lead changes with the Cavaliers overcoming an eight-point deficit.
Each of Virginia’s last five opponents have been held to less than 25 percent shooting from three-point range and are a combined 15-of-84 (17.8 percent). NC State missed its first eight three-point attempts and finished the game 6-of-26 (23.1 percent).
The Cavaliers begin a stretch of three-straight games against ranked opponents by playing at No. 4 Notre Dame on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Virginia returns home to host No. 17 Duke on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. and No. 9 Florida State on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 1 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).