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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (7-9, 1-2 ACC) hosts No. 8 NC State (16-0, 3-0 ACC) on Sunday, January 13 at 2 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.
Broadcast Information

  • The game will stream on ACC Network Extra, which is available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN 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 and on AM 910 WRNL in Richmond
  • Fans can also keep up with the action through live stats on

Noting the Cavaliers

  • The Cavaliers overcame a 19-point deficit to defeat Virginia Tech, 62-58, on Thursday night. It was the third time this season UVA overcame a double-digit deficit to win a game, trailing by 15 against USF and 13 against American. In all three of those comebacks, Virginia trailed by 13 or more points in the second half
  • Last season, Virginia had two games in which they erased a double-digit deficit to go on to win the game. In 2016-17, they did not have a comeback of that magnitude, but had three games in which they led by 10 or more points and went on to lose the game. In 2008-09, UVA had seven games in which the squad overcame a double-digit deficit to win
  • The 19-point deficit was the largest that a Virginia team had overcome since erasing a 17-point deficit against Virginia Tech in 2014 to win 67-60. UVA also erased a 15-point deficit against the Hokies to pick up a victory in a 2009 game
  • Virginia had scored 22 points with 15 minutes remaining in the game against Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers scored 40 points in the final quarter and a half 
  • Virginia had nine turnovers against Virginia Tech (including just two in the second half), matching its season low. UVA had eight fewer turnovers than the Hokies, the best turnover margin of the season
  • Junior Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) leads the ACC and is seventh in the nation in three-point shooting, making 48.5 percent of her attempts
  • Willoughby has made two or more three-point baskets in each of the last six games
  • Willoughby has scored in double figures in seven of the last eight games, with two 20-point performances in that span
  • Sophomore guard Brianna Tinsley (Madison, Va.) is leading the team in scoring in ACC games, averaging 14.3 points per game. Tinsley is shooting 92.3 percent (12-of-13) from the free throw line in conference contests
  • Junior guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) matched her career high with 19 points against Virginia Tech. She had also scored 19 points in the season-opener against Mississippi State
  • The Cavaliers are second in the ACC and 15th in the nation in fewest fouls per game, averaging 13.8. The Cavaliers have not had a player foul out of a game this season

ACC Rankings

  • Virginia is fourth in the ACC in blocked shots at 4.4 per game
  • Virginia is third in the conference in free throw shooting percentage (75.5 percent)
  • Moné Jones is 11th in free throw shooting percentage at 84.1 percent (31-of-36)
  • Jocelyn Willoughby leads the conference in three-point shooting percentage, making 48.5 percent of her attempts (32-of-66) and is 13th in three-pointers made, averaging 2.0 per game
  • Willoughby is 10th in rebounding, averaging 7.8 per game
  • Dominique Toussaint is 14th in assists, averaging 3.6 per game
  • Toussaint is fourth in minutes played, averaging 34.9 per game

Last Time Out

  • The Virginia women’s basketball team erased a 19-point deficit to defeat Virginia Tech 62-58 on Thursday
  • The Cavaliers had three players finish the game in double figures, led by Dominique Toussaint with 19 points and Brianna Tinsley with 15. Senior Moné Jones (Durham, N.C.) led UVA’s rebounding efforts with nine
  • Virginia shot 32.2 percent (19-of-59) while Virginia Tech shot 37.0 percent (20-of-54). Virginia held a 38-34 edge in rebounding
  • Virginia Tech closed out the first half on a 16-4 run. including hitting three-straight three-pointers in a 1:28 span, to lead 30-20 at halftime. Virginia Tech extended the lead out to 19 points, 41-22, with just under six minutes to play in the third quarter and held a 15-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Virginia opened the final period on an 8-0 run, but trailed by nine, 54-45, with five minutes remaining in the game. The Cavaliers began their push with a three-pointer from Willoughby followed by a steal and fastbreak layup from Tinsley. The Cavaliers tied the game on a pair of free throws from Toussaint with 1:35 remaining and took a two-point lead on a fastbreak layup from junior forward Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg). Taylor Emery retied the game with a layup but a basket from Toussaint put the Cavaliers back up two, 58-56, with 52 seconds remaining. The Cavaliers went 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the final minute to seal the victory
  • Junior center Felicia Aiyeotan (Lagos, Nigeria) checked into the game with 1:14 remaining in the first quarter. It was her first appearance since Nov. 20 after missing 11 games

Scouting NC State

  • NC State is off to the best start in program history and is the only remaining undefeated team in NCAA Division I women’s basketball
  • The Wolfpack were ranked No. 17 in the preseason AP poll, but have risen up to a No. 8 ranking. They have been in the top-10 since Dec. 3
  • The Wolfpack lead the ACC in rebounding (45.4 per game) ranking ninth in the nation in that statistic. They are fourth in the conference in assist per game (17.2) and third in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.19), ranking among the top-30 teams in the nation in both statistics
  • Aislinn Konig leads the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.67) and made-threes per game (3.40). She ranks fourth in three-point shooting percentage at 45.4 percent
  • Two players are averaging over 14 points per game: Grace Hunter (14.6) and Kiara Leslie (14.6)
  • Virginia leads the all-time series, 40-35
  • The Cavaliers won last season’s match-up, 73-63. The Cavaliers led for the entire game, building up an early 15-point lead in the first quarter. The Wolfpack pulled to within five in the third quarter, but the Cavaliers held on for the victory to give UVA its first 3-0 start in ACC play since 2001

On the Horizon

  • The Cavaliers play another top-10 team on Thursday, traveling to face No. 2 Louisville on January 17 at 8 p.m.
  • Virginia returns home to host Wake Forest on Sunday, January 27 at 3 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