Nov. 15, 2017
|Georgia Lady Bulldogs (1-0, 0-0 SEC) at Virginia Cavaliers (1-1, 0-0 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Thursday, November 16, 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena|
|Media||ACC Network Extra | | Listen Live|
|Additional Information||Tickets | JPJ Bag Policy | Game Notes (.pdf) | 2017-18 Season Stats | 2017-18 Fact Book (.pdf)|
|Social Media||@UVAWBBHoops Twitter | Facebook | VirginiaWBB Instagram|
November 15, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (1-1) host Georgia (1-0) at John Paul Jones Arena on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.
All of the 2017-18 Virginia women’s basketball games – home and away – are available locally on the radio on NewsRadio 1070 AM and 98.9 FM WINA. The game will also stream live online as an ACC Network Extra production.
– Virginia Athletics has implemented a clear bag policy and enhanced security procedures for home football and men’s and women’s basketball games. The changes in policy and entrance procedures are a result of recommendations for large-scale events held on Grounds by the University of Virginia’s security consultant.
– All bags entering John Paul Jones Arena for home men’s and women’s basketball games must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and cannot exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″. Clear, one-gallon plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bags or similar) are also permitted.
– Additionally, all fans entering the arena will be screened upon entry, typically with walk-through and hand-held metal detectors.
– The new policy does not change the items fans may bring into John Paul Jones Arena.
– Click here to read the full bag policy and description of game day entry procedures.
The Cavaliers are coming off a 103-59 victory over Central Connecticut in the home opener. The 103 points the Cavaliers scored was the 36th time in program history that the team reached triple digits and the first since downing Coppin State 103-40 in the second game of the 2016-17 season.
Sophomore guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) led the Cavaliers with 17 points, her second-straight 17-point game. The 34 points is her highest two-game total in back-to-back contests, topping the 33 she scored against Wake Forest and Florida State last season.
Sophomore center Felicia Aiyeotan (Lagos, Nigeria) made her second career start against the Blue Devils, grabbing her second career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Freshman guard Khyasia Caldwell (Pocono Summit, Pa.) has appeared in both games this season. Despite seeing limited playing time, appearing for two minutes at Mississippi State and nine against Central Connecticut, she has second 7 points in those combined 11 minutes. She is 3-for-5 shooting from the field.
Senior guard Aliyah Huland El (Randolph, N.J.) is coming off the bench to average 9.5 points per game, third-highest output on the team.
Sophomore guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) is 11-of-17 shooting in the first two games, making 64.7 percent of her shots.
Virginia is receiving votes in both the AP and USA Today Coaches’ polls. The Cavaliers are shooting 49.2 percent on the season, third-highest efficiency in the ACC, and are making 40.7 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc, which ranks fourth.
UVA outscored CCSU 46-4 in the paint on Sunday and is averaging 36.0 points per game in the paint. The Cavaliers are closing in on the 900th win in program history coming into the game with an 897-442 record in the 45 years of Virginia women’s basketball.
Georgia is coming off a 95-56 win over Wofford on Sunday. Freshman Que Morrison poured in a team-high 19 points in her first collegiate game. Morrison was a member of the 2017 Naismith High School Girls All-America third team. Morrison is one of four players in Georgia’s star-studded 2017 class that ranks No. 10 in the nation according to ESPN.com. The Lady Bulldogs signed four highly-touted recruits during the early signing period, including five-star guards Morrison and Gabby Connally, four-star guard Maya Caldwell and four-star forward Malury Bates. Each player is ranked in the top-15 at her position nationally.
Georgia returns two of its top three scorers from 2016-17 season, but must replace leading scorer and rebounder Pachis Roberts, who graduated after averaging 14.5 points and 6.9 rebounds last season.
Last season, UVA snapped Georgia’s then-NCAA-best streak of 61-consecutive home wins against non-conference opponents that dated back to the 2008 season with a 66-43 victory in Athens. The Cavaliers started the game on a 14-1 run and finished just as strong, outscoring Georgia 15-5 in the fourth quarter. Virginia scored 20 points off 20 Georgia turnovers and outscored the Lady Bulldogs 32-16 in the paint. Willoughby had her second career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds while also grabbing six steals.
The Cavaliers will travel to play at Dayton on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. before returning home to host Hampton on Tuesday, Nov. 21 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).