Sept. 13, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -
The Virginia women's basketball team announced its 2012-13 non-conference schedule today. The slate of 11 games features six home contests, including the Cavalier Classic tournament (Dec. 28-29) and a Thanksgiving tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Cavaliers open the season at home at John Paul Jones arena, taking on James Madison on Friday, Nov. 9. Virginia ended the 2011-12 season with a 68-59 loss at James Madison in the WNIT quarterfinals.
The home schedule also includes games against Providence (Nov. 18), West Virginia (Dec. 2) and Coppin State (Dec. 18). The Cavaliers finish off the non-conference slate hosting the Cavalier Classic Dec. 28-29, with Norfolk State, Xavier and Northern Illinois participating.
Virginia will spend Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico, playing Vanderbilt and Syracuse in the San Juan Shootout. Vanderbilt advanced to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament while Syracuse was a semifinalist in the 2012 WNIT. The Cavaliers will also play at Minnesota on Nov. 29 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
UVa will also play at Penn (Nov. 12) and at Alabama (Dec. 21).
Virginia previously announced the 18-game ACC portion of the schedule, with the Cavaliers playing seven schools home-and-away (Boston College, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, NC State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest), two schools only at home (Duke, Florida State) and two schools only on the road (North Carolina, Clemson).
The schedule features five games that will be broadcast on regional sports networks, two on the ESPN3 digital platform and the home contest on Sunday, Feb. 17 against Maryland will be televised by ESPN2.
The 2013 ACC Tournament will be held March 6-10 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.
The Cavaliers return three of their top four scorers and seven letter winners from last season's team that finished 25-11 and advanced to the WNIT quarterfinals. UVa welcomes five newcomers to the program: sophomores Sarah Beth Barnette and Sarah Imovbioh and freshmen Jaryn Garner, Faith Randolph, and Raeshaun Gaffney.
Season tickets for the 2012-13 Virginia women's basketball season are now on sale. Season tickets include seating for UVa's 15 home games at John Paul Jones Arena and are available in reserved and general admission areas.
Reserved season tickets are $100 for adults and $75 for youth (18 and under), seniors (60 and over) and UVa faculty and staff. General admission season tickets are $85 for adults and $65 for youth, seniors and UVa faculty and staff. Reserved season tickets include savings of 33 to 50 percent off the single-game ticket price and general admission season tickets provide savings of 29 percent off the single-game ticket price.
Every season ticket holder will receive a complimentary general admission season parking pass valid for the West lot (located adjacent to the John Paul Jones Arena main entrance). Season ticket holders are also eligible to purchase a reserved season parking pass for $50. The priority ordering deadline is Sept. 14.
For more details or to purchase season tickets, fans should contact the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office by phone 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.
2012-13 Virginia Women's Basketball Schedule
Fri. Nov 9 JAMES MADISON 7:00 pm
Mon. Nov 12 at Penn 7:00 pm
Sun. Nov 18 PROVIDENCE 2:00 pm
Fri. Nov 23 vs. Vanderbilt (San Juan Shootout) 3:30 pm
Sat. Nov 24 vs. Syracuse (San Juan Shootout) 3:30 pm
Thu. Nov. 29 at Minnesota TBD
Sun. Dec 2 WEST VIRGINIA 2:00 pm
Thu. Dec 6 at Maryland* 7:00 pm
Tue. Dec. 18 COPPIN STATE 7:00 pm
Fri. Dec 21 at Alabama 2:00 pm
Fri. Dec 28 N. Illinois vs Xavier (Cavalier Classic)4:30 pm
Fri. Dec 28 Norfolk State (Cavalier Classic) 7:00 pm
Sat. Dec 29 NIU/Xavier vs NSU (Cavalier Classic) 4:30 pm
Sat. Dec 29 NIU or XAVIER (Cavalier Classic) 7:00 pm
Thu. Jan 3 VIRGINIA TECH* 7:00 pm
Sun. Jan 6 at Miami* 1:00 pm RSN-TV
Thu. Jan 10 at Georgia Tech* 7:00 pm
Sun. Jan 13 NC STATE* 2:00 pm
Thu. Jan 17 at North Carolina* 6:30 pm RSN-TV
Sun. Jan 20 MIAMI* 2:00 pm ESPN3
Thu. Jan 24 BOSTON COLLEGE* 7:00 pm
Sun. Jan 27 at Wake Forest* 2:00 pm
Sun. Feb 3 GEORGIA TECH* 1:00 pm RSN-TV
Fri. Feb 8 DUKE* 7:00 pm ESPN3
Sun. Feb 10 at Virginia Tech* 2:00 pm
Thu. Feb 14 at Boston College* 7:00 pm
Sun. Feb 17 MARYLAND* 5:00 pm ESPN2
Thu. Feb 21 at Clemson* 7:00 pm
Mon. Feb 25 WAKE FOREST* 7:00 pm RSN-TV
Thu. Feb 28 at NC State* 7:00 pm
Sun. Mar 3 FLORIDA STATE* 1:00 pm RSN-TV