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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (10-16, 4-9 ACC) hosts Georgia Tech (17-9, 7-6 ACC) on Sunday, February 24 at 3 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va. It is the Cavaliers’ final home game of the 2018-19 season.
 
Broadcast Information

  • The game will be televised on the ACC Regional Sports Networks. Check your local cable and satellite listings to find the channel airing the game in your area
  • 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 VirginiaSports.com

Pink Game/Senior Day/ Alumni Game

  • Sunday is the Play4Kay game. Fans are encouraged to join 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
  • Sunday 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
  • Payne is a junior on the court after sitting out her fist season with an injury, but she is a fourth-year academically and the anthropology major will be graduating in May. She has appeared in a career-high 26 games this year, including getting her first career start against Central Michigan
  • Jones

Noting the Cavaliers

  • Junior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) became the 35th member of the UVA 1,000 Point Club Thursday night in the third quarter of the Louisville game. She is 18 points shy of passing Chelsea Shine (2009-12) to move into 33rd place on the career scoring list
  • Willoughby was also named to the Academic All-District III team on Thursday, the only ACC women’s basketball player this year to earn the honor. She is the first Virginia women’s basketball player to be voted to the Academic All-District team since Jenny Boucek in 1996. The honor puts her in the running to be named an Academic All-American
  • Junior guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) is also closing in on 1,000 career points. She is 32 away from reaching the milestone
  • Willoughby has led the team in scoring in each of the last six games and has been the top rebounder in the last four
  • Willoughby has three-straight double-doubles and four in her last five games
  • Either Willoughby or Toussaint has led the team in scoring in each of the last 12 games
  • Junior forward Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg) scored 13 points with a career-high four blocked shots against Louisville. It was her sixth double-digit scoring effort of the year. Jablonowski averaged 2.4 points per game in her first two seasons. Jablonowski also played 40 minutes against Louisville. She is averaging 30.5 minutes per game this year after averaging 17.0 per game in her first two
  • Sophomore guard Khyasia Caldwell (Pocono Summit, Pa.) scored 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting against Louisville. Caldwell also grabbed five rebounds. In the last two games, she is averaging 6.0 rebounds per game
  • UVA has shot 70 percent or better from the stripe in each of the last six games
  • Virginia scored 21 points off of UNC turnovers and 26 points off turnovers in the victory over Boston College. Against Louisville, the Cardinals turned the tables and scored 20 points off UVA’s 18 turnovers
  • Senior forward Mone Jones (Durham, N.C.) is playing in her last game at John Paul Jones Arena. Jones averaged 2.0 points per game in her first three seasons and 6.7 per game this year. Jones averaged 1.6 rebounds per game before this year and is grabbing 4.3 per game this season
  • Virginia and Virginia Tech are tied for 10th place in the ACC

ACC/National Rankings

  • Virginia is second in the ACC in free throw percentage (75.9 percent), which ranks 22nd in the nation
  • Virginia is third in the ACC and 10th in the nation in fewest fouls per game (13.5). The Cavaliers have only had a player foul out of a game once this season
  • Virginia currently ranks seventh in the nation in strength of schedule this season
  • Jocelyn Willoughby is eighth in rebounding, averaging 8.1 per game
  • Moné 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 Georgia Tech

  • Georgia Tech has won its last four games, including a 75-53 win over Clemson. Georgia Tech built a 21-11 lead in the first quarter and never looked back
  • The Yellow Jackets have three players averaging in double figures, led by Elizabeth Balogun at 14.9 ppg. Balogun has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week four times this season
  • Francesca Pan is second on the team in scoring at 12.1 ppg. She had a 26-point performance two games ago against Virginia Tech
  • Georgia Tech’s roster boasts players from seven different states and four different countries. Junior Francesca Pan (Bassano del Grappa, Italy), sophomores Anne Francoise Di-ouf (Dakar, Senegal), Lorela Cubaj (Terni, Italy), and freshmen Elizabeth Balogun (Lagos, Nigeria) and Lotta-Maj Lahtinen (Helsinki, Finland) are Georgia Tech’s five international student-athletes
  • Virginia leads the all-time series, 57-16 and has won the last four meetings, including two W’s last year, 62-56 in the regular season and 60-58 in the ACC Tournament

On the Horizon

  • The Cavaliers close out the regular season with two road games, playing at Virginia Tech on Thursday in a Commonwealth Clash game and finishing off on Sunday at noon at No. 5 Notre Dame
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