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Virginia Hosts Hampton on Tuesday



Hampton Lady Pirates (1-1, 0-0 MEAC) at Virginia Cavaliers (1-3, 0-0 ACC)
Date and Time Tuesday, November 21, 7 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena
Media ACC Network Extra | GameTracker | Listen Live
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November 20, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia women’s basketball team (1-3) hosts Hampton (1-1) on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7 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.

Security Information
• 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 procedures.

The Cavaliers are coming off back-to-back losses to Georgia (64-61) and Dayton (61-46). On Sunday against Dayton, the game was tied after the first quarter, but the Flyers pulled away in the second, outscoring the Cavaliers 20-12 in the frame. The Cavaliers pulled to within five, 40-35, early in the fourth quarter, but last season’s A-10 champions went on a 10-3 run to regain control of the game and went 11-of-12 from the free throw line in the final 1:30 to close out the game.

A sophomore has led the team in scoring in each of the first four games with guards Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) and Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) leading the squad at Dayton. Toussaint has nine assists in the last two games, five against Georgia and four against Dayton, and in the last three games, she has a 12-3 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Hampton opened the season with a 70-66 victory over North Carolina, but fell 82-59 to Elon in its home opener. Monnazjea Finney-Smith tied her career high with 25 points and hit a career-best seven three-pointers as Hampton knocked off North Carolina, earning MEAC Player of the Week honors for her efforts. She hit a pair of 3-pointers on consecutive possessions midway through the fourth quarter to help bring Hampton back from a seven-point deficit for the win.

Hampton was picked first in the Preseason MEAC poll. The Lady Pirates won 20 games and their sixth MEAC Tournament title in eight seasons last year. Three Lady Pirates were selected to All-MEAC squads as Finney-Smith was a first team selection, Jephany Brown a second and K’lynn Willis was a third team selection.

Virginia is 2-0 all-time against Hampton. This is the first meeting between the two schools since 2001.

The Cavalier Classic Tournament will take place this coming weekend with Duquesne, Harvard and North Carolina A&T set to compete. There will be two games on Saturday, Nov. 25, beginning with Virginia against Harvard at 2 p.m. followed by Duquesne and NC A&T at 4:30 p.m.. On Sunday, Nov. 26, Harvard and NC A&T start the action at 2 p.m. followed by Virginia and Duquesne at 4:30 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).


 

 

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