Aug 28, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -
The Atlantic Coast Conference today (Aug. 28) announced the league's women's basketball conference schedule for the 2013-14 season.
Virginia will face each of the 14 conference opponents, including newcomers Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, during the 16-game league schedule. The Cavaliers will play six opponents solely at home, six only on the road and two opponents, Florida State and Virginia Tech, in home-and-away series.
Virginia will face Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, NC State, Syracuse and Wake Forest in road-only contests this season with Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pitt and Virginia Tech coming to John Paul Jones Arena.
Additionally, Virginia will play six non-conference home games including hosting the annual Cavalier Classic Tournament Dec. 28-29 at John Paul Jones Arena. This season, the tournament features Alabama, Coppin State, and Princeton.
Other non-conference opponents playing in Charlottesville this season include the home opener against High Point (Nov. 11) and games against Louisiana Tech (Nov. 16) and Maryland Eastern Shore (Dec. 17). It was previously announced that Michigan is coming to John Paul Jones Arena on Thursday, Dec. 5 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge game.
The Virginia road schedule features a pair of holiday tournaments. Virginia will face Tennessee and either Kansas State or Southern Methodist at the Junkanoo Jam Tournament in the Bahamas over Thanksgiving break. The Cavaliers will take on Tulane and Florida Gulf Coast at the FGCU Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. from Dec. 20-21.
The Cavaliers will also play at James Madison (Nov. 8), Liberty (Nov. 19) and West Virginia (Nov. 24).
The schedule features six regular-season games that will be broadcast. Virginia's road contests at Duke (Jan. 16) and Syracuse (Jan. 26) as well as the home game against Maryland (Jan. 23) and North Carolina (Feb. 20) will air on the ACC Regional Sports Networks. The regular-season finale at Florida State (March 2) will be broadcast on ESPNU. Additionally the road game at Georgia Tech (Feb. 13) will be streamed on ESPN3.
The 2013-14 Virginia squad will be led by three seniors: Ataira Franklin
, Lexie Gerson
, and Kelsey Wolfe
. Franklin, an All-ACC first team honoree last season, ranked in the top-10 in the conference with a 14.3 points-per-game average. Gerson, a 2012 ACC All-Defensive team member, returns to the court to play her redshirt senior season after missing all of last season recovering from hip surgery. Wolfe averaged 10.6 points per game before an injury forced her to miss UVa's last five contests. The seven returning letterwinners will be joined by a top-10-ranked recruiting class that includes two Gatorade State Players of the Year, Amanda Fioravanti
(Maryland) and Breyana Mason
The 2014 ACC Tournament will be held March 5-9 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.
Season Ticket Information
Season tickets for the 2013-14 Virginia women's basketball season are now on sale. Season tickets include seating for UVa's 14 home games at John Paul Jones Arena and are available in reserved and general admission areas.
All lower level seats in John Paul Jones Arena are reserved for women's basketball games with the exception of the bleacher seats (sections 116-119) and section 108. Section 108 will be reserved for UVA Health System Hoos members during the season. Reserved season tickets are $95, while reserved season tickets for youth, seniors, and UVa faculty and staff are $70.
General admission season tickets are $80 ($60 for youth, seniors, and UVa faculty and staff). General admission seating is available in the lower level bleachers and in any upper level section.
Fans who held season tickets for the last two seasons or longer will have an opportunity to renew their tickets at the price they paid a year ago by completing their order by the Sept. 6 priority deadline.
All courtside season tickets are $140 for the women's basketball season. Women's basketball season ticket holders receive numerous benefits for the 2013-14 season. All season ticket holders have the option to take advantage of a three-month payment plan (September 2013-November 2013). In addition, all season ticket holders receive a reserved parking permit and are eligible to win prizes through an attendance rewards program. Several pre-season events including a Meet the Team Day and open practice will be scheduled for October or early November, and season ticket holders will receive invitations to each of them.
Health System Hoos Ticket Information
A Health System Hoos season ticket is available to be purchased by UVA Health System staff. Seating for Health System Hoos members will be in section 108 for the 2013-14 season. UVA Health System staff members interested in purchasing a season ticket in this location should contact the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office.
How to Purchase Tickets
For more information or to purchase season tickets, fans should contact the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821). Fans can also purchase tickets online at VirginiaSports.com or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.
2013-14 Virginia Women's Basketball Schedule
Fri. Nov. 8 at James Madison 7 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 11 HIGH POINT 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 16 LOUISIANA TECH 2 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 19 at Liberty TBD
Sun. Nov. 24 at West Virginia TBD
Thu. Nov. 28 vs. Tennessee# 2 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 29 vs. Kansas State or SMU# 4:45 or 7 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 5 MICHIGAN^ 7 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 17 MARYLAND- EASTERN SHORE 7 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 20 vs. Tulane% TBD
Sat. Dec. 21 at Florida Gulf Coast% 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 28 Alabama vs. Princeton$ 12 p.m.
COPPIN STATE$ 2:30 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 29 Coppin State vs. Ala./Prince.$ 12 p.m.
vs. ALABAMA/PRINCETON$ 2:30 p.m.
Sun. Jan 5 PITTSBURGH* 2 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 9 at Virginia Tech* 7 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 12 NOTRE DAME* 2 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 16 at Duke* 6:30 p.m. RSN
Sun. Jan. 19 FLORIDA STATE* 2 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 23 MARYLAND* 6:30 p.m. RSN
Sun. Jan. 26 at Syracuse* 2 p.m. RSN
Thu. Jan. 30 at Wake Forest* 7 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 2 CLEMSON* 2 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 6 at Boston College* TBD
Thu. Feb. 13 at Georgia Tech* TBD ESPN3
Sun. Feb. 16 VIRGINIA TECH* 2 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 20 NORTH CAROLINA* 6:30 p.m. RSN
Sun. Feb. 23 at NC State* TBD
Thu. Feb. 27 MIAMI* 7 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 2 at Florida State* TBD ESPNU
* ACC Contest
# Junkanoo Jam, Grand Bahama Island
% FGCU Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites Classic
$ Cavalier Classic Tournament
^ ACC-Big Ten Challenge