The Ladies play LOLUVA at UVA today at 3PM. The game is on the ACCN for those who have it. UVA is 7-10 overall and 2-4 in ACC play. Six of their 10 losses are to ranked teams or teams receiving votes; none of the games were very close and they have not beaten a ranked team.
UVA players that actually play significant minutes are not a lot taller than the Hokies; but they do have a lot of height on the bench that does not play many minutes. They primarily play 7 players; and the Hokies may have a slight height advantage against those 7.
UVA shoots 43% overall and 33% from 3. They allow 43% and 33%. They have 3 players who shoot 40% from 3 and only one other player who has made a 3 pt shot. They make about 4 3's per game on 12 attempts. Three of their top 5 scorers shoot better than 45% overall; the other two shoot better than 40%. Although they shoot well, they do not seem to shoot often, averaging only 58 points per game. Defense will be important in this game. UVA averages 13 assists and 16 TO per game. They have been out rebounded by 3 reb/gm.
UVA has played a very tough schedule and may be better than their stats indicate. And this is a rivalry game. The Hokies need to keep their head in the game. We can't afford the 2-5 minutes each half where we seem to forget how to play basketball. If we play a complete game, this should be a win.