Coaches Reunite: Coach Mox faces off against her college coach at Syracuse
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS)-- Start the buses because UVA women's basketball hits the road again for another ACC test. This time at Syracuse for their first unranked road game since December 7th.
The road to Syracuse will also lead to a familiar face on the opposite side on the court. For the first time in her career Coach Mox will face off against her former Hofstra head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. Both in their first year as head coaches in the same conference, sporting the same colors, Coach Mox says this match up will be a full circle moment, but that doesn't take away from the task at hand.
"It's going to be kind of crazy," started UVA women's basketball head coach Amaka Agugua-Hamliton, "I mean you know I've been doing this almost 20 years and I haven't coached against her yet so you know that's crazy - as an assistant coach or head coach so that will be a surreal feeling for something to come full circle like that. Somebody that actually coached me and actually mentored me as a student athlete and was in the trenches with me is pretty cool. We had a great relationship back then and we've had a great relationship since. I actually worked for her too at Indiana so we've been in each other lives for a long time, our families know each other, things like that. I mean I am looking forward to it. I mean it's a really cool experience, not a lot of people get to do that they don't get to coach against the person that coached them in college. I'm always going to root for her, she's always going to root for me, all but one game."
The cavaliers are 0-4 at Syracuse since the orange joined the ACC, with just one win ever at Syracuse coming all the way back in 1985. But if there's one thing UVA does know how to do it's turn things around; with 14 wins this season, Coach Mox and the 'Hoos are tied for the largest increase in total wins over last season.
UVA and Syracuse both come in with losing streaks of their own. UVA has dropped their last two against FSU and Notre Dame while Syracuse has lost its last three games, falling at home against Notre Dame and at Georgia Tech and Duke. UVA and Syracuse tips off 7 p.m., at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.