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CHARLOTTESVILLE After nearly upsetting nationally ranked George Washington at home Monday night, the University of Virginia women’s basketball team travels to South Carolina Thursday for a 7 p.m. contest.

The Cavaliers, 1-1 on the young season, are hitting the road for the first time this season. In 2006-07, they finished with a 4-7 road record.

Making her season debut against George Washington, Lyndra Littles exploded offensively for 25 points and added 11 rebounds. It was the 21st double-double of her career. Through two games, Aisha Mohammed has made an immediate impact in her first season, averaging 14.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

Senior captain Tara McKnight hails from Bluffton, S.C., and will be playing in front of a home-state crowd.

South Carolina (1-0), won its season-opening game, 93-33, over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Nov. 9. The Gamecocks were led by Britney Rodgers (10 points) and Whitney Robinson (10 points). Head coach Susan Walvius (Virginia Tech ’86) is in her 11th season. USC advanced to the third round of the WNIT last year.

Virginia leads the all-time series with the Gamecocks, 3-1, in a series that dates back to 1981. The last meeting was Jan. 2, 2005, a 66-49 Cavalier victory at University Hall in Charlottesville.

UVa returns home to John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday, Nov. 18, to face Richmond at 2 p.m.

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