ACC Network Extra | Live Stats | Listen Live | Game Notes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (8-12, 2-5 ACC) travels to take on No. 18 Syracuse (16-4, 5-2 ACC) on Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.
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
  • Fans can also keep up with the action through live stats on

Noting the Cavaliers

  • The Cavaliers play two road games at ranked teams this week. Syracuse is No. 18 in the AP poll and No. 16 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Miami is the top team receiving votes just outside the top-25 in the AP poll and is No. 23 in the coaches’ poll
  • Virginia has played the 13th toughest schedule this season, with games against both Notre Dame and Louisville still remaining
  • Junior guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) has scored 19 points in each of the last two games. Her 19 point performances against Pitt and Wake Forest were the third and fourth time this season she has reached that mark, and the fifth time in her career. Toussaint is still looking for her first 20-point scoring performance
  • Toussaint has led the team in scoring in five of the last six games
  • Toussaint had a well-rounded stat line in the win over Pitt, with seven rebounds, six field goals, five free throws and four assists
  • Junior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) has led the team in rebounding in three of the last four games and six of the last eight
  • Willoughby was 10-of-11 from the free throw line last week, including going 8-of-8 from the stripe against Pitt
  • The Cavaliers have won the turnover battle by a large margin in each of the last two games, with eight fewer turnovers than Pitt and nine fewer than Wake Forest. The Cavaliers rank sixth in turnover margin in conference games at +1.9
  • Sophomore guard Brianna Tinsley (Madison, Va.) had a career high five steals against Wake Forest
  • Senior forward Mone Jones (Durham, N.C.) blocked seven shots last week, including having a career-best five at Pitt
  • The Cavaliers are one of the least penalized teams in the nation. The Cavaliers are averaging 13.8 fouls per game, which ranks 3rd in the ACC and 11th in the nation
  • Virginia comes into the game tied for 10th place in the ACC standings with Boston College

ACC Rankings

  • Virginia is fourth in the conference in free throw shooting percentage (75.0 percent)
  • Virginia is tied for fourth in blocked shots with 4.3 per game
  • Jocelyn Willoughby is third in three-point shooting percentage, making 44.4 percent of her attempts (36-of-81)
  • Willoughby is 12th in rebounding, averaging 7.5 per game
  • Mone Jones is 10th in free throw shooting percentage at 82.1 percent (46-of-56)
  • In conference contests, Jones is fifth in blocked shots, averaging 1.6 per game
  • Lisa Jablonowski is averaging 2.1 steals per game in conference contests, ranked seventh

Scouting Syracuse

  • Syracuse is third in the ACC in steals per game (10.1), second in free throw shooting percentage (.762) and blocked shots per game (4.7)
  • Syracuse averages 79.2 points per game this season and is outscoring opponents by an average of 15.1 points per game
  • The Orange snapped a two-game losing streak (falling at Georgia Tech and at home against Miami) on Sunday by topping Duke, 64-55, in Durham. The Orange trailed 26-21 at halftime, but scored 31 points in the third quarter to jump back into the lead. Kiara Lewis scored a career-best 20 points
  • Tiana Mangakahia leads the Orange with 15.9 points per game. She has tallied 157 assists this season
  • Former UVA All-American Tammi Reiss has been an assistant coach for Syracuse since 2015. Reiss was an assistant coach at her alma mater, Virginia, from 1993-96. She helped guide the Cavaliers to two ACC regular-season titles and three appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including two trips to the Elite Eight
  • Reiss was a four-year starter for the Cavaliers, earning All-America honors in 1992. She led the squad to three ACC regular-season titles, two league tournament championships, and three Final Four appearances. Reiss earned all-conference honors three times in her career and was selected to the All-ACC Tournament Team twice. She ended her collegiate career ranked first in school history in 3-point field goals made (139) and three-point field goal percentage (.416) and was second in points (1,842) and free throws made (437). Reiss was the fifth overall pick in the 1997 WNBA Draft by the Starzz. She played two seasons for Utah, serving as team captain
  • The Orange lead the all-time series 5-4 and have won five of the last six meetings over the Cavaliers since 2012

On the Horizon

  • The Cavaliers close out their road trip by playing at No. 23 Miami on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.
  • Virginia returns home on Thursday, Feb. 7 to host Boston College at 7 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