Virginia Hosts No. 3 Notre Dame on Thursday
|No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (13-1, 2-0 ACC) at Virginia Cavaliers (11-4, 1-0 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, 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) | 2015-16 Season Stats | 2015-16 Fact Book (.pdf)|
|Social Media||@UVAWBBHoops Twitter | Facebook | VirginiaWBB Instagram|
Jan. 6, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (11-4, 1-0 ACC) hosts No. 3 Notre Dame (13-1, 2-0 ACC) on Thursday, January 7 at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.
All of the 2015-16 Virginia women’s basketball games – home and away – are available locally on NewsRadio 1070 AM and 98.9 FM WINA and streaming online at wina.com and VirginiaSports.com with Channing Poole calling the action. There will also be a live video stream of the game, available with a paid Cavaliers Live subscription.
Thursday’s game is 80’s Night, the first “Throwback Thursday” of the season with in-game promotions including an 80’s Dance Off, Movie Trivia, 80’s Guess Hoo, Name That Tune featuring the student-athletes and a Sunglass Cam. Fans are encouraged to dress in 80’s costumes and those who do could win a prize at the game.
The Cavaliers have won their last six home games and have only lost one of their last seven overall contests.
Virginia is coming off a 76-56 victory over No. 22 Miami on Sunday, the fifth-straight game in which the UVA offense has scored 70 or more points.
The Cavaliers had their most-efficient three-point-shooting game of the season against the Hurricanes, making 6-of-9 (66.7 percent). In the first seven games of the season, UVA shot 25.4 percent from long range (30-of-118). In the last eight games, the Cavaliers are making 41.0 percent (60-of-146) of their three-point attempts. The Cavaliers are currently sixth in the ACC in three-point shooting efficiency at 34.1 percent.
Sophomore guard Aliyah Huland El (Randolph, N.J.) came off the bench to go a perfect 3-of-3 from outside the arc against Miami, logging her 10th double-digit scoring effort this season with 11 points.
Virginia forced a season-high 28 Miami turnovers, scoring 26 points off the miscues. The Cavaliers are second in the ACC in turnover margin (+5.53) and only have one game this season in which they had more turnovers than the opponent. In the last two games, the Cavaliers are averaging 9.0 fewer turnovers per game than their opponents.
Senior Faith Randolph (Derwood, Md.) had eight assists with one turnover against Miami and moved up to fifth in the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1).
Sophomore Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va.) is ninth in the ACC in scoring, averaging 14.9 points per game. Sophomore Lauren Moses (Mount Holly, N.J.) is seventh in the conference in rebounding, averaging 7.6 per game.
Virginia is 2-2 all-time against Notre Dame and 0-2 against the Irish in ACC games.
The Cavaliers travel to Wake Forest this weekend, taking on the Demon Deacons on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. Virginia will be back in action at John Paul Jones Arena next Thursday, Jan. 14, hosting Louisville 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).