Women’s basketball: Virginia hosts Bowling Green Tuesday morning
All of the 2015-16 Virginia women’s basketball games – home and away – are available locally on NewsRadio 1070 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.
Tuesday’s game has a special 11 a.m. tip time to accommodate Education Day. There will be approximately 6,300 students from 40 different middle and elementary schools in attendance at the game.
Parking note: All women’s basketball reserved permit holders in the West Lot and JPJ-numbered spaces will be directed to park in the JPJ Garage for this game. Reserved parking permit holders are encouraged to enter the garage by way of the Copeley Road entrance off of Emmet Street in order to bypass school bus traffic. At the conclusion of the game, reserved permit holders will be directed to take a right onto Copeley Road out of the JPJ Garage. RMC and police will be present to direct patrons during entrance and exit.
Virginia snapped a three-game slide with an 81-54 victory over NJIT on Sunday, its sixth win of the season. In all six victories, the Cavaliers have led by at least 10 points in the game.
UVA held a 39-29 rebounding edge against NJIT, the second time this season the Cavaliers had a double-digit rebounding advantage.
The Cavaliers had their second-straight game of shooting over 50 percent, making 33-of-65 (.508) of their field goal attempts. Last week, the Cavaliers were a combined 62-of-123 (50.4 percent) overall and 14-of-35 (40.0 percent) from three-point range. UVA is currently sixth in the ACC in shooting percentage at 42.7 percent.
Sophomore Lauren Moses (Mt. Holly, N.J.) had the best shooting performance by a Cavalier this season, going 7-of-9 (77.7 percent) against the Highlanders. In addition to scoring 14 points, which was her fourth-consecutive double-digit scoring effort, Moses also grabbed 11 rebounds, giving her UVA’s first double-double of the season. Moses leads the team in rebounding, ranking 11th in the ACC with 6.8 per game. Moses is sixth in the ACC, averaging 3.1 offensive rebounds per game.
Sophomore guard Aliyah Huland El (Randolph, N.J.) also shot 70.0 percent from the field, making seven of her 10 attempts against NJIT. Huland El had her fifth double-digit scoring performance of the year, contributing 17 of the Virginia bench’s 34 points in the game. In addition to making seven baskets, Huland El also contributed four assists, giving her a role in 11 of Virginia’s 33 makes in the game.
Bowling Green went 1-1 last week, winning 74-56 over Evansville before falling on Saturday to Cleveland State, 69-48. Just one Falcon, fifth-year senior Lauren Tibbs, has a double-digit scoring average. Tibbs, in her first season at BGSU after transferring from Marquette, has 11.4 points per game, and also leads the Falcons with 7.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per game. Tibbs is shooting a BG-best 63.0 percent from the field.
This is the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Virginia will take a break for finals before returning to action after finals on Friday, Dec. 18 when it hosts Charleston Southern 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 openMonday 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).