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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (10-15, 4-8 ACC) hosts No. 2 Louisville (23-2, 10-2 ACC) on Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.
 
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
  • Fans can also keep up with the action through live stats on VirginiaSports.com

 
Noting the Cavaliers

  • Virginia is coming off a 70-53 loss at North Carolina on Sunday (Feb. 17)
  • Junior guards Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) and Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) are both closing in on 1,000 career points. Willoughby is 10 points shy and Toussaint needs 34
  • There are currently 34 members of the UVA 1,000 Point Club. The last player to join was Lauren Moses who hit the threshold last season on Feb. 15. Aliyah Huland El also scored her 1,000th point last year (2/1/18)
  • Willoughby has led the team in scoring in each of the last five games and the top rebounder in the last three. She scored 16 points with 10 rebounds at North Carolina
  • Willoughby has three-straight double-doubles and four in her last five games
  • In the seven games since only scoring two points against Louisville (on 1-of-5 shooting), Willoughby is averaging 18.6 ppg in that span
  • Toussaint has scored in double figures in each of the last three games, including scoring 10 points at UNC
  • Toussaint had five assists at North Carolina. In the last four games, she is averaging 5.0 assists per game
  • Either Willoughby or Toussaint has led the team in scoring in each of the last 11 games
  • Sophomore Erica Martinsen (Clarence, N.Y.) scored 13 points at North Carolina, her first double-digit scoring performance since scoring 15 against Saint Louis on Nov. 25. Martinsen was 4-of-8 from three-point range
  • Martinsen has averaged 17.5 minutes in the last two games. Her season average is 11.3 minutes per game
  • The Cavaliers were 8-of-10 from the free throw line at North Carolina. UVA has shot 70 percent or better from the stripe in each of the last five games
  • 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 had 5.1 more turnovers per game than its opponents
  • Virginia scored 21 points off of UNC turnovers in the last game and 26 points off turnovers in the victory over Boston College three games ago
  • Virginia sits alone in 10th place in the ACC rankings

 
 
ACC/National Rankings

  • Virginia is second in the ACC in free throw percentage (75.8 percent), which ranks 22nd in the nation
  • Virginia is third in the ACC and 10th in the nation in fewest fouls per game (13.7). The Cavaliers have only had a player foul out of a game once this season
  • Virginia currently ranks 11th in the nation in strength of schedule this season, with games against both Notre Dame and Louisville still remaining
  • Jocelyn Willoughby is eighth in rebounding, averaging 7.9 per game
  • Mone Jones is sixth in free throw shooting percentage at 83.9 percent (52-of-62). Willoughby is seventh at 81.5 percent (75-of-92)
  • Willoughby is shooting 88.7 percent (47-of-53) from the free throw line in conference games (ranks second)

Scouting Louisville

  • Louisville, a Final Four team last season, is 23-2 this season, with a loss against Notre Dame and a loss in their last game, falling 79-73 to Miami at home on Sunday. Louisville knocked off UConn, 78-69, back on Jan. 31
  • The Cardinals are second in the conference in scoring, averaging 79.2 points per game with the second-best shooting percentage in the ACC, making 47.2 percent of their attempts (ranking 13th in the nation)
  • Asia Durr is averaging 20.9 points per game (ranking 16th in the country). The consensus 2018 First Team All-American is third in the ACC in three-point shooting percentage (42.1 percent)
  • Virginia women’s basketball’s assistant director of operations, Jimmy Yu, is a 2016 Louisville graduate and worked as the head student manager for the Cardinals for two years
  • Virginia is 2-8 all-time against Louisville and 1-7 in ACC contests
  • Virginia’s lone conference victory came on March 1, 2015 when the Cavaliers upset then-No. 8 Cardinals 75-59 in the regular-season finale at John Paul Jones Arena, finishing the game on a 28-10 run
  • In the first meeting between UVA and Louisville this season (Jan. 17), Louisville won 91-43 at the KFC Yum! Center

On the Horizon

  • Sunday’s game against Georgia Tech is the final home game of the year for the Cavaliers and will be Senior Day with the on-court ceremony taking place at approximately 2:40 p.m. The Cavaliers’ two fourth-years, Moné Jones and Shakyna Payne, will be honored as well as senior manager Kelly Norfleet. Payne redshirted her freshman season and is a junior on the roster with one year of eligibility remaining, but is a senior academically and will be graduating this May
  • Sunday is also the Play4Kay game. Fans are encouraged to joining the players in wearing pink at the game and honoring the legacy of Kay Yow
  • Sunday is also Alumni Day with 30 former players expected to be in attendance. They will be recognized on the court during halftime and will be available for a postgame on-court autograph session. Hall of Fame head coach Debbie Ryan will also be honored in a special halftime recognition
  • 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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