|UNCG Spartans (4-3, 0-0 SoCon) at Virginia Cavaliers (3-5, 0-0 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Saturday, December 2, 6 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|
December 1, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (3-5) hosts UNCG (4-3) on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.
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.
– Click here to read the full bag policy and description of game day entry.
The Cavaliers, closing in on the 900th win in program history, come into the game with an 899-446 record, vying to become the 25th team to hit 900 wins in NCAA history.
The Cavaliers are coming off a 60-59 loss to No. 15 Maryland on Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Maryland led 34-25 at halftime and held a 12-point advantage midway through the third period, but the Cavaliers scored the final six points of the third quarter and the first five points of the fourth to take a 54-51 lead. After neither team scored for a three-minute span late in the fourth quarter, Maryland hit a jumper with 40 seconds remaining to take a 59-58 lead. The Cavaliers had the final possession of the game, trailing by one with 12.4 seconds remaining, but Maryland’s defense held on to secure the 60-59 victory.
Sophomore guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) scored a game-high 18 points against Maryland. Toussaint has stepped up in big games this season, scoring 17 points at Mississippi State and 18 against Georgia, leading the team in scoring in both of those games.
Senior forward Lauren Moses (Mount Holly, N.J.) has led the team in rebounding in each of the last three games, averaging 9.0 boards per contest in that span. Moses took two charges in the first half against Maryland. She has taken five charges in the last three games.
The Cavaliers blocked 10 of Maryland’s shots while the Terrapins only had two blocks. It was the most blocked shots by the Cavaliers since tallying 10 against Coppin State in the second game of the 2016-17 season. It was also the biggest shot-blocking differential (+8) since that same game. Sophomore center Felicia Aiyeotan had six of the blocked shots, the third time in her career she had a half dozen in a game. Aiyeotan also scored 10 points (on 5-of-7 shooting) with six rebounds. Virginia is 3-0 all-time against UNCG, but this is the first meeting between the two since 2003. The two schools also met twice in the 1980’s (1981-82).
The Spartans are coming off back-to-back losses to Campbell and Radford. Sophomore Nadine Soliman leads the team with a 13.9 points per game average. Soliman finished the 2016-17 season as a Second Team All-SoCon selection after starting all 35 games. She averaged 16.2 points per game, ranking fourth in the league and was the nation’s leading scorer among all freshmen. She added 4.3 rebounds per game and was tied for the team-lead with 50 steals on the season. The Spartans are picked to finish third in the Southern Conference after advancing to last season’s WBI (Women’s Basketball Invitational) championship game, the school’s first postseason appearance since 2002.
Virginia has one game remaining before taking a break for final exams, playing at Rutgers on Monday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. The Cavaliers’ next home game will be Thursday, Dec. 21 when they host Manhattan 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).