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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (10-14, 4-7 ACC) travels to take on North Carolina (15-11, 6-6 ACC) on Sunday, February 17 at 3 p.m. at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill, N.C.
 
Broadcast Information

  • The game will be televised on the ACC Regional Sports Networks
  • 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
  • Fans can also keep up with the action through live stats on VirginiaSports.com

Noting the Cavaliers

  • Virginia is coming off a 53-47 victory over Duke. The victory snapped a 26-game losing streak to the Blue Devils and was the Cavaliers’ first victory over Duke since January 30, 2000 (UVA had a bye on Thursday)
  • Junior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) scored 20 points to lead the Cavaliers against the Blue Devils. She was also tied for the rebounding lead with 10 boards. It was her sixth double-double of the season and second in a row
  • Willoughby has three 20-point games in her last four contests, averaging 21.75 points per game in that span. She is averaging 15.5 ppg in conference contests
  • In the six games since only scoring two points against Louisville (on 1-of-5 shooting), Willoughby is averaging 19.0 points per game
  • Junior guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) had back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts last week, averaging 15.5 ppg
  • Toussaint had a combined nine field goals and eight assists in the two games. She also had 17 free throw attempts
  • Either Willoughby or Toussaint has led the team in scoring in each of the last 10 games. Willoughby has led the team in rebounding in four of the last five games
  • Both Willoughby and Toussaint are closing in on 1,000 career points. Willoughby is 26 points shy of becoming the 35th player in program history to hit the milestone, coming into the game with 974. Toussaint is at 956
  • Junior forward Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg) had 10 rebounds in the win over Duke, her fourth double-digit rebounding performance of the season. Jablonowski is averaging 6.2 rebounds per game, ranking second on the team. She averaged 2.4 rebounds per game in her first two seasons
  • Senior Moné Jones, a Durham native, is making her last trip to the Triangle. Jones attended Riverside High where former Virginia All-American Wendy Palmer is in her first season as their new head coach. Jones averaged 0.5 points per game last season and 2.0 ppg for her first three seasons. She is averaging 7.1 per game this year with 4.4 rebounds

ACC/National Rankings

  • Virginia is second in the ACC in free throw percentage (75.8 percent), which ranks 23rd in the nation
  • Virginia is third in the ACC and 10th in the nation in fewest fouls per game (13.6). The Cavaliers have only had a player foul out of a game once this season
  • Virginia currently ranks ninth in the nation in strength of schedule this season, with games against both Notre Dame and Louisville still remaining. North Carolina is fourth
  • The Cavaliers are fourth in the ACC in turnover margin in conference games (+3.3). In the last six games, Virginia has either matched or had fewer turnovers than its opponent. During non-conference games, UVA was -5.1 in turnover margin
  • Jocelyn Willoughby is eighth in rebounding, averaging 7.8 per game
  • Mone Jones is seventh in free throw shooting percentage at 83.9 percent (52-of-62). Willoughby is ninth at 80.9 percent (72-of-89)
  • Willoughby is shooting 88.0 percent from the free throw line in conference games (ranks second)

Scouting North Carolina

  • The Tar Heels are coming off a 91-78 loss at Pitt on Thursday night. The Panthers were 11-of-19 from three-point range and built up a 53-37 lead at halftime
  • Shayla Bennett netted a season-high 25 points to pace North Carolina. Janelle Bailey registered her 11th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Taylor Koenen had 14 points and seven boards and Stephanie Watts had 12
  • Bailey has scored in double figures in 24 of 26 games so far this season. She has led UNC in scoring on 10 occasions and has eight games with 20 or more points
  • UNC and Oregon are the only two “Power 5” schools to have three players averaging more than 15.0 ppg; Bailey (16.8), Paris Kea (15.7) and Watts (15.6)
  • North Carolina holds a 51-34 advantage in the all-time series, including an 82-70 victory last year in Charlottesville
  • UVA has lost in its last 11 games at North Carolina. The last time Virginia won in Chapel Hill was Jan. 11, 2001

On the Horizon

  • The Cavaliers have two remaining home games, hosting No. 2 Louisville on Thursday, February 21, and Georgia Tech on Sunday, February 24
  • Sunday’s game against Georgia Tech is the Play4Kay game. All fans are encouraged to wear pink. It will also be Alumni Weekend and our Senior Day game
  • 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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