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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (8-14, 2-7 ACC) hosts Boston College (14-8, 3-6 ACC) on Thursday, February 7 at 7 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 AM 910 WRNL in Richmond
  • Fans can also keep up with the action through live stats on VirginiaSports.com

Noting the Cavaliers

  • The Cavaliers are coming off back-to-back road losses against ranked teams last week, falling 72-68 at No. 18 Syracuse and 72-59 at No. 23 Miami
  • Junior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) followed up her 25-point game at Syracuse by scoring a team-high 16 points at Miami
  • Willoughby is averaging 17.0 points per game in her last four games and is 24-of-28 from the free throw line (85.7 percent) in that same span
  • Willoughby leads the team in both scoring (13.1 ppg) and rebounding (7.5 rpg)
  • Junior guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) had seven assists at Miami. She also made four field goals, giving her a hand in 11 of Virginia’s 22 field goals in the game
  • Against Syracuse last Thursday, sophomore guard Brianna Tinsley (Madison, Va.) made six field goals with five assists, which gave her a hand in 11 of Virginia’s 22 field goals in the game
  • Tinsley went 6-of-14 from three-point range last week (42.8 percent)
  • Tinsley averaged 13.5 points per game in the two contests last week
  • Junior forward Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg) averaged 9.0 points per game last week, shooting 56.3 percent (9-of-16). Jablonowski has also had at least seven rebounds in each of the last three games
  • Both Willoughby and Toussaint are closing in on 1,000 career points. Willoughby is at 928and Toussaint is at 925
  • Either Willoughby or Toussaint has led the team in scoring in each of the last eight games
  • Virginia is averaging 13.3 offensive rebounds per game in conference games this season. Senior forward Mone Jones (Durham, N.C.) is averaging 2.8 per conference game and Willoughby 2.7
  • Virginia is one of the least penalized teams in the nation, averaging 13.9 fouls per game which ranks 15th in the nation and third in the ACC. The Cavaliers had a player foul out of a game once this season
  • Virginia currently ranks seventh in strength of schedule this season, with games against both Notre Dame and Louisville still remaining
  • BC assistant coach Yolanda Griffith and Tina Thompson were both members of USA Basketball’s gold-medal-winning team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens

ACC Rankings

  • Virginia is third in the ACC in free throw percentage (75.4 percent), which ranks 26th in the nation
  • Virginia is fifth in blocked shots with 4.0 per game
  • Jocelyn Willoughby is 11th in rebounding, averaging 7.5 per game
  • Willoughby is eighth in three-point shooting percentage (42.0 percent)
  • Mone Jones is eighth in free throw shooting percentage at 82.8 percent (48-of-58). Willoughby is 15th at 77.6 percent (59-of-76)

 
Scouting Boston College

  • Boston College, in its first season under new head coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee, went 11-2 in the non-conference portion of its schedule. It’s three ACC wins have been against Pitt, Wake Forest and a double-overtime thriller against Duke
  • The Eagles averaged 88.0 points per game in their two contests last week
  • The Eagles have three players averaging double figures, with Emma Guy leading the team at 13.1 points per game
  • All-Freshman team candidate Makayla Dickens is second on the team at 12.3 points per game
  • Yolanda Griffith, an 11-year WNBA veteran and two-time gold medalist (2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens), is an assistant coach on the Eagles’ staff
  • Virginia is 14-5 in the all-time series against Boston College and has won the last five meetings, including a 68-57 game last season at BC

Sunday is National Girls and Women in Sports Day

  • Sunday (Feb. 10) is the annual NGWSD game
  • The theme of this year’s event is “Honor the Legacy, Celebrate the Future.” Longtime Virginia athletics administrator and 1991 IWLCA National Coach of the Year Jane Miller will be honored in a pregame reception and during a halftime ceremony
  • National Girls and Women in Sports Day brings national attention to the achievements of female athletes and to issues facing girls and women in sport. The event is co-sponsored by the University of Virginia Athletics Department and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center
  • This is the 25th year that the Cavaliers have celebrated NGWSD
  • There will be a pregame sports festival on the upper concourse of JPJ beginning at 12:30. The festival will include sports stations for youth to visit, including field hockey, golf, rowing, soccer, and volleyball. Youth eighth grade and under completing all of the sports stations will receive a complimentary t-shirt. There will also be face painting, balloon artist, pop-a-shot, Plinko and a chance to meet Virginia student-athletes

On the Horizon

  • Virginia closes out its current homestand by hosting Duke (10-11, 2-7) on Sunday 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
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