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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (10-16, 4-9 ACC) suffered a 71-49 loss to No. 4 Louisville (24-2, 11-2 ACC) on Thursday (February 21) at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.
Junior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) led the Cavaliers with 16 points and 13 rebounds, reaching the 1,000 career point milestone in the third quarter. Louisville had five players finish the game in double figures led by 13 points from Dana Evans. Virginia shot 38.9 percent (21-of-54) while Louisville shot 45.0 percent (27-of-60). Virginia held a 38-27 advantage in rebounding,
The Cavaliers and Cardinals were tied 14-14 at the end of the first quarter. UVA opened the second period on a 10-0 run including a three-pointer from freshman guard Erica Martinsen (Clarence, N.Y.) followed by an and-one from sophomore guard Khyasia Caldwell (Pocono Summit, Pa.) and a second-chance layup from junior forward Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg) that propelled UVA out to a 24-14 advantage. The Cavaliers led by seven with two minutes remaining in the first half, but Louisville scored the final two baskets before the break to trim the deficit to 28-25. Louisville opened the second half on a 16-2 run, outscoring the Cavaliers 23-9 in the period to take control of the game. Virginia scored the first four points of the fourth quarter on baskets from Jablonowski and Willoughby, but the Cardinals mounted a 15-0 run in the quarter to cement the victory.


  • Jocelyn Willoughby scored the 1,000th point of her career with 1:59 remaining in the third quarter. She is the 35th player in program history to reach the milestone
  • It was the first time this season Louisville trailed a game at halftime
  • 25 points was the lowest first half total for the Cardinals this season
  • Virginia outscored Louisville 28-25 in the first half, but Louisville outscored UVA 46-21 in the second half
  • Louisville scored 20 points off UVA’s 18 turnovers. UVA scored two points off six Louisville turnovers
  • Lisa Jablonowski scored UVA’s first four points. Jocelyn Willoughby had the first three rebounds of the game
  • Jablonowski finished the game with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting. She also had five rebounds
  • Khyasia Caldwell scored 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting. She also had five rebounds
  • Willoughby had five points and five rebounds in the first 5:30 of the game
  • Willoughby has led the team in scoring in each of the last six games and the top rebounder in the last four
  • Willoughby has four-straight double-doubles and five in her last six games
  • Virginia held a 24-11 rebounding edge in the first half
  • Louisville had 11 rebounds in the first half. Jocelyn Willoughby had eight
  • Louisville started the second making six of seven field goal attempts. UVA was 1-of-8 in that same stretch
  • Virginia scored 30 of its 49 points in the paint
  • There were seven lead changes and five ties.

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