Dominique Toussaint and Jocelyn Willoughby each scored 19 points as the Cavaliers picked up a 74-57 road win at Pitt.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (8-11, 2-4 ACC) picked up a 74-57 road victory at Pittsburgh (9-11, 0-6 ACC) on Thursday (January 24) at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Junior guards Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) and Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) led the Cavaliers with 19 points apiece. Danielle Garvin of Pitt also scored 19 points. Virginia shot 43.4 percent (23-of-53) and Pittsburgh shot 41.8 percent (23-fo-55). Pitt held a 34-32 edge in rebounding.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a low-scoring first quarter by both teams, Virginia opened the second period with a three-pointer from Toussaint followed by a steal and a fastbreak layup from sophomore guard Khyasia Caldwell (Pocono Summit, Pa.) to build up a seven-point advantage. UVA outscored Pitt 22-14 in the second period to take a 31-21 lead into halftime. Pitt made four-straight field goal attempts in the third quarter to build up a 11-0 run to tie the game, 37-37, with 4:04 left in the period. A three pointer from freshman guard Erica Martinsen (Clarence, N.Y.) ended the run, beginning a 4-of-4 shooting stretch for the Cavaliers as they built back up a 47-39 lead. The Cavaliers mounted a 16-2 run in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
- Khyasia Caldwell scored a career-high 13 points. She was 6-of-9 shooting and also matched her career high in rebounds with five
- Caldwell scored six points on 3-of-3 shooting in the second quarter
- Senior forward Moné Jones (Durham, N.C.) had a career-high five blocked shots. It matched the most in a game this season for a Virginia player originally set by junior center Felicia Aiyeotan (Lagos, Nigeria) against Kentucky
- Dominique Toussaint’s 19 points matched her career high. It was the fourth time in her career and the third time this season she scored 19 points in a game
- Toussaint led the Cavaliers in rebounding with seven. It was the second time this season she paced UVA in rebounds
- Jocelyn Willoughby was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line. It was the first time a UVA player was perfect from the line with eight or more attempts since Lauren Moses was 9-of-9 at Richmond on Nov. 16, 2016
- Virginia never trailed in the game. The score was tied for 3:03
- Virginia scored 14-straight points in a span of 3:12 in the fourth quarter, making six of its first eight shots (75.0 percent) to start the period
- Virginia was 21-of-24 from the free throw line (87.5 percent), including going 11-of-12 in the second half
- The Cavaliers made their first two shots of the game and then went 0-for-8 from the floor to close out the period, not hitting a field goal for the final 8:31 of the period
- Virginia returns home to host Wake Forest on Sunday, January 27 at 3 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC Regional Sports Networks
- 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