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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (2-4) faces Michigan State (4-1) on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m., at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich.
Broadcast Information

  • The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. It will also be available to stream through the BTN2Go app
  • All of the 2018-19 Virginia women’s basketball games – home and away – are available locally on the radio on NewsRadio 1070 AM and 98.9 FM WINA
  • Live stats for all games will be available on a link posted on

Noting the Cavaliers

  • This is Virginia’s second game in a four-day span against a team from the Great Lakes State after playing Central Michigan on Saturday
  • The Cavaliers are coming off a three-game week, having played NC A&T (W, 67-57) last Tuesday, followed by back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday against Central Michigan (L, 74-61) and Saint Louis (L, 67-65)
  • Junior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) has scored in double figures in each of the last four games after scoring a combine 12 points in the first two games of the season
  • Junior guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) has scored in double figure in five of UVA’s seven games this season
  • A different Cavalier has led the team in scoring in each of the last four games (Willoughby, Toussaint, Tinsley, Martinsen)
  • A different Cavalier has led the team in rebounding in each of the last four games (Aiyeotan, Toussaint, Jones, Willoughby)
  • Virginia is currently fourth in the ACC in three-point shooting percentage, making 37.2 percent of its attempts
  • Willoughby is 10th in the conference in three-point shooting percentage, making 44.4 percent of her attempts
  • Freshman guard Erica Martinsen (Clarence, N.Y.) has taken 17 three-point shots in the last two games, making seven (41.1 percent)
  • Sophomore guard Brianna Tinsley (Madison, Va.) is 8-of-19 (42.1 percent) from three-point range in the last three games, including a 4-of-7 performance against Central Michigan, a game in which she scored a career-high 16 points
  • Senior Mone Jones (Durham, N.C.) had her first double-digit rebounding game of her collegiate career on Saturday, grabbing 10 boards against Central Michigan

Last time out

  • The Cavaliers erased a 12-point second-half deficit and built up a seven-point, 65-58 lead with 3:09 remaining, but Saint Louis scored the final nine points of the game, tying it with 1:08 remaining and scoring the go-ahead basket with 12.3 seconds left
  • Jocelyn Willoughby and Dominique Toussaint had the first double-doubles of the season for Cavalier players. Willoughby scored 11 points with a career-high 13 rebounds and Toussaint had 10 points and 10 assists
  • Toussaint’s career-high 10 assists was the first time a Cavalier had double-digit assists in a game since Aliyah Huland El had 10 against Coppin State on Nov. 13, 2016. 
  • Toussaint’s double-double was the first of her career. Willoughby’s was her fifth
  • The Cavaliers almost had a third player with a double-double as junior forward Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg) scored a career-high 13 points with a career-high nine rebounds
  • Erica Martinsen led the team in scoring for the second time this season. She had 15 points, going 5-of-9 from three-point range

ACC/Big Ten Challenge

  • This year’s Challenge will mark the 12th straight year of the event that pits the two perennially strong conferences against each other
  • A year ago, ACC women’s basketball teams combined for a record 10 wins over the Big Ten to win the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, 10-4. The outright title was the eighth overall for the ACC. The ACC owns an 81-55 record against the Big Ten in Challenge games
  • Virginia is 5-6 in Challenge games and has lost its last five games in the series. UVA’s last win was a 90-68 victory at Minnesota in 2012
  • Last year: No. 15 Maryland led 34-25 at halftime and held a 12-point advantage midway through the third period, but the Cavaliers scored the final six points of the third quarter and the first five points of the fourth to take a 54-51 lead. After neither team scored for a three-minute span late in the fourth quarter, Maryland hit a jumper with 40 seconds remaining to take a 59-58 lead. The Cavaliers had the final possession of the game, trailing by one with 12.4 seconds remaining, but Maryland’s defense held on to secure the 60-59 victory

Scouting Michigan State

  • The Spartans return four of their top five scorers from last season in redshirt-junior Shay Colley (a preseason All-Big Ten selection), junior Taryn McCutcheon, senior Jenna Allen and sophomore Sidney Cooks.  Michigan State finished last season 19-14 overall and 7-9 in the Big Ten, advancing to the third round of the WNIT
  • Colley leads the team in scoring, averaging 13.4 points per game. Allen paces the squad in rebounding at 7.6 per game
  • Michigan State is coming off a 75-51 victory over Kennesaw State in the final game of the Cancun Challenge. Despite being down double-digits several times in the opening game of the tournament, the Michigan State women’s basketball team showed fight, falling to No. 13 NC State, 78-74
  • The Spartans grabbed 15 steals against Kennesaw State. Michigan State also had 15 steals against Wright State on Nov. 18. The Spartans have reached double-digits in steals in four of five games this season

On the Horizon

  • Virginia has three home games next week, hosting Coppin State on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m., followed by American on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., and Radford on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
  • New this year for all regular-season home games, available reserved single-game tickets can be purchased for $8 in advance, online and via mobile devices, or for $10 at the John Paul Jones ticket office on game day. General admission single-game tickets are $5 in advance, online and via mobile devices or $8 at the John Paul Jones ticket office on game day. Courtside seats are $15