Virginia Hosts Pitt on Sunday
|Pittsburgh Panthers (8-11, 0-6 ACC) at Virginia Cavaliers (13-7, 3-3 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, 1 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena|
|Media||TV: ACC Regional Sports Networks | ESPN3/WatchESPN streaming video
| Listen Live | 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. 23, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (13-7, 3-3 ACC) hosts Pittsburgh (8-11, 0-6 ACC) on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 1 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 WINA 1070 AM and 98.9 FM and streaming online at wina.com and VirginiaSports.com with Channing Poole calling the action. The game will also be televised on the ACC Regional Sports Network with Evan Lepler and Chelsea Shine Wilson calling the action.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR FANS ATTENDING THE GAME: Virginia Athletics hosts two basketball games on Sunday, Jan. 24 The women’s basketball team plays Pitt at 1 p.m. (TV: Comcast SportsNet) and the men’s basketball team plays Syracuse at 7 p.m. (TV: ESPN2).
The Atlantic Coast Conference determines when games are played, including changes to schedules. The primary focus of the ACC’s game management protocol is to ensure the teams and officials are in a position to play and administer the game.
Roads throughout the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County are snow-packed and slippery. In some cases, the width of roads has been reduced and many sidewalks have not been cleared, forcing pedestrians to use the streets. An alert from the Virginia Department of Transportation is available by clicking here.
Sunday’s weather forecast calls for a high in the upper 30s with sunshine, but temperatures won’t reach above freezing until mid-day. While snow removal efforts are on-going, we expect roads to remain snow-packed and slippery throughout the day, particularly for those attending the women’s basketball game. While more clearing of snow will be done in advance of the men’s basketball game, temperatures will drop into the mid to low 20s by the conclusion of the game. Freezing will take place and roads will be slippery upon exit of John Paul Jones Arena.
If you decide to come to the game, please use caution and allow extra time to travel to and from the arena. Also, please be mindful of both pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the arena.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we appreciate your support of Virginia Athletics.
Activities involving National Girls and Women’s in Sports Day that were scheduled to take place prior to the game on Sunday (Jan. 24) have been cancelled due to inclement weather. The cancelled activities included a pregame youth sports festival and a pregame reception to honor the 1991 NCAA champion Virginia women’s lacrosse team. The team will be honored at the home women’s lacrosse game against North Carolina on March 12. Make up dates are being considered for the youth sports festival at another home women’s basketball game this season. There will also be a youth sports festival held prior to the UVA-UNC women’s lacrosse game on March 12.
Virginia is coming off a 70-48 loss at No. 14 Florida State on Thursday (Jan. 21) night. After averaging 46.3 points in three games between Jan. 7 and 14 (against Notre Dame, Wake Forest and Louisville), UVA had seemingly gotten out of the scoring doldrums by putting up 78 points in the victory at Georgia Tech last Sunday (Jan. 17) before logging their third game of scoring fewer than 50 points in the last five contests.
Junior Breyana Mason (Woodbridge, Va.), however, was not one of the players who struggled with scoring at Florida State. Mason scored a team-high 15 points, the first time this season and just the fourth time in her career she has tallied the highest point total for the Cavaliers in a game. Mason, who is averaging 9.8 points per game this season, has been putting up 13.3 points per game in ACC contests.
Mason was 7-of-13 shooting at Florida State. Including a 10-of-14 game at Georgia Tech and 5-of-8 against Louisville, Mason is shooting 62.8 percent in the last three games. In ACC contests, Mason is hitting 50.7 percent of her shots, which ranks 10th in the conference and is second among ACC guards.
Sophomore Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va.) snapped a streak of 12-straight games scoring in double digits at Florida State, scoring eight points. Venson is averaging 15.2 points per game, ranking sixth in the ACC.
Virginia travel to NC State to take on the Wolfpack on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C. The Cavaliers will be back at home on Sunday, Feb. 7, hosting Virginia Tech at 2 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).