No. 14 Virginia Travels To Clemson For Televised Match-Up

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CHARLOTTESVILLE The Virginia women’s basketball team seeks to rebound from a Friday night loss to Florida State when it travels to Clemson on Monday, Jan. 26, for a 7 p.m. tip-off. The game will air live on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network and will be broadcast over the airwaves on WINA 1070 AM.

Live audio is available through V Pass, and live statistics are available at VirginiaSports.com.

Virginia (15-4, 2-2 ACC) has won five-straight in the series with the Tigers, including an 83-71 victory last season in Charlottesville. The last Clemson win was during the 2003-04 season, when it swept the regular-season match-ups with UVa. Virginia leads the all-time series with Clemson, 34-28.

The Cavaliers are led by national player of the year candidate Monica Wright, who leads the ACC and ranks sixth in the nation by averaging 22.2 points per game, in addition to 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game. Lyndra Littles has returned to the line-up as well, and over 10 games has averaged 20.3 points (including a career-high 33 points vs. Louisiana Tech on Dec. 29 en route to Cavalier Classic MVP honors).

Center Aisha Mohammed, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Dec. 10 that sidelined her for four games, returned on Jan. 2 against Georgia and played 15 minutes. She has started the last five games for the Cavs and is averaging 12.9 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

Several Cavaliers are at or near the top of the ACC rankings. In statistics as of Jan. 25, two UVa players rank in the top 20 in scoring in the league. Monica Wright leads the league at 22.2 ppg, followed by Aisha Mohammed at No. 19 (12.9 ppg).

Wright ranks second in the league in steals (3.3 per game) and Mohammed ranks third in rebounding (9.1 per game).

Clemson enters the contest with a 12-8 (2-4 ACC) record after most recently falling at Boston College, 71-51, on Jan. 23.

Following Monday’s game, Virginia returns home for four-straight games: Maryland (Jan. 30), Longwood (Feb. 1), Duke (Feb. 5) and Virginia Tech (Feb. 8).