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CHARLOTTESVILLE No. 21 Virginia women’s basketball hosts Miami at 7 p.m. Thursday night at John Paul Jones Arena for an Atlantic Coast Conference match-up. The game is part of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) “Pink Zone” initiative a global, unified effort to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.

Virginia encourages all fans to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. During halftime, doctors and nurses from the UVa Cancer Center will be recognized for their contributions to cancer research. A special video in tribute to the patients of the UVa Cancer Center will also be played at halftime.

For the second time this season, Virginia will be wearing its pink uniforms (the Cavaliers also wore them on Feb. 15 at NC State).

The game is being streamed live on the Internet by ACC Select and broadcast over the airwaves on WINA 1070 AM in the Charlottesville area. Live audio is available through V Pass and live statistics are available at

Virginia (19-7, 5-5 ACC) is coming off a 60-54 loss at NC State on Sunday (Feb. 15). Three Cavaliers scored in double figures, led by Lyndra Littles with 15 points and Aisha Mohammed with 13 points and 14 rebounds.

Mohammed, the only player in the ACC to average a double-double (12.9 ppg, 10.1 rpg), registered her 10th double-double of the season against the Wolfpack.

Monica Wright, the ACC’s leading scorer, leads the Cavaliers by averaging 21.2 points per game. That scoring average ranks her 10th in the nation.

Miami (13-12, 2-8 ACC) is coming off of a 71-64 loss against Boston College on Monday night (Feb. 16). The Hurricanes are led by Shenise Johnson (12.9 points, 6.8 rebounds per game) and Riquna Williams (9.3 points per game).

Virginia leads the all-time series with Miami, 5-1, including four-straight victories. Last season, UVa came away with a 79-68 victory on the road (Jan. 21, 2008).

Following Thursday’s game, Virginia hosts Boston College on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. The senior class of Lyndra Littles, Kristen London, Britnee Millner and Aisha Mohammed will be honored prior to the game.

Sunday, Feb. 22 is also is Fan Appreciation Night at John Paul Jones Arena. Throughout the game, fans will be selected to receive various Nike prizes courtesy of the women’s basketball team. This night provides the opportunity to thank all of the fans that support the women’s basketball program throughout the year.

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