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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (11-16, 5-9 ACC) plays at Virginia Tech (17-10, 4-10 ACC) on Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, 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

Noting the Cavaliers

  • Virginia is coming off a 53-45 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday
  • 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
  • Junior guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) is closing in on 1,000 career points. She is 22 away from reaching the milestone and becoming the 36th member of the 1,000 point club
  • Willoughby was also named to the Academic All-District III team on Thursday, the only ACC women’s basketball player this year and in the last two years 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
  • Willoughby has five straight double-doubles and six in her last seven games. She has led the team in scoring in six of the last seven games and has been the top rebounder in the last five
  • Toussaint also had a double-double in the Georgia Tech game with 10 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. Toussaint scored seven of those points in the fourth quarter, including hitting the go-ahead three-pointer
  • Junior forward Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg) averaged 14.5 points in the two games last week, scoring 13 points with a career-high four blocked shots against Louisville and then scoring a team-high 16 points against Georgia Tech. She is averaging 6.9 points per game this season after averaging 2.4 points per game in her first two seasons
  • Jablonowski scored eight points in the fourth quarter against Georgia Tech, going 3-of-4 from the field to help seal the victory
  • Sophomore guard Khyasia Caldwell (Pocono Summit, Pa.) scored 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting against Louisville and then followed with 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting against Georgia Tech. In the last two games, she is averaging 10.5 ppg and is shooting 64.2 percent
  • Virginia outrebounded the Yellow Jackets, 48-35 (+13), the most that UVA has outrebounded an opponent this season. Virginia is +12 in rebounding in the last two games
  • Virginia is in sole possession of 10th place in the ACC at 5-9, one game ahead of Virginia Tech and Duke (4-10)

ACC/National Rankings

  • Virginia is third in the ACC in free throw percentage (75.2 percent), which ranks 33rd in the nation. Virginia Tech leads the conference at 80.3 percent
  • Virginia is second in the ACC and eighth in the nation in fewest fouls per game (13.4). The Cavaliers have only had a player foul out of a game once this season
  • Virginia currently ranks eighth in the nation in strength of schedule this season, with a game against Notre Dame still remaining
  • Jocelyn Willoughby is seventh in rebounding, averaging 8.3 per game
  • Willoughby is seventh in free throw shooting percentage at 81.9 percent (77-of-94). She is shooting 89.1 percent (49-of-55) from the free throw line in conference games to pace the conference. Taylor Emery of Virginia Tech is second at 88.7 percent

Last Time vs Virginia Tech

  • Virginia Tech jumped out to an early five-point lead, but the Cavaliers tied the game and grabbed a 16-14 advantage on a layup from Felicia Aiyeotan early in the second period. Virginia Tech closed out the half on a 16-4 run, including hitting three-straight three-pointers in a 1:28 span, to lead 30-20 at halftime. Virginia Tech extended the lead out to 19 points, 41-22, with just under six minutes to play in the third quarter and held a 15-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Virginia opened the final period on an 8-0 run, but trailed by nine, 54-45, with five minutes remaining in the game. The Cavaliers began their push with a three-pointer from Jocelyn Willoughby followed by a steal and fastbreak layup from Brianna Tinsley. The Cavaliers tied the game on a pair of free throws from Dominique Toussaint with 1:35 remaining and took a two-point lead on a fastbreak layup from junior forward Lisa Jablonowski. Taylor Emery retied the game with a layup but a basket from Toussaint put the Cavaliers back up two, 58-56, with 52 seconds remaining. The Cavaliers went 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the final minute to seal the victory
  • The Cavaliers overcame a 19-point deficit to defeat Virginia Tech. It was the fourth-largest comeback in NCAA Division I basketball this season, with only a 24-point comeback by Iowa against West Virginia, and 20-point comebacks by Tennessee (vs Stetson) and Binghamton (vs UMBC) topping it
  • The 19-point deficit was the largest that a Virginia team had overcome since erasing a 17-point deficit against Virginia Tech in 2014 to win 67-60. UVA also erased a 15-point deficit against the Hokies to pick up a victory in a 2009 game
  • Virginia had scored 22 points with 15 minutes remaining in the game against Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers scored 40 points in the final quarter and a half

History of the Match-Up

  • Virginia holds a 50-12 advantage in the all-time series and has won 23 of the last 25 meetings
  • Virginia Tech swept the 2016 series
  • Virginia won both meetings last season, 61-52 at JPJ and 64-62 in Blacksburg


  • There is a half-point at stake on Thursday in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash
  • The Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529 is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams at University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 21 individual event points on the line. The school that accumulates 11 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy. Visit for more information
  • Virginia Tech currently leads this year’s challenge, 7-5.5

On the Horizon

  • The Cavaliers close out the regular season by playing Sunday, March 3 at noon at No. 4 Notre Dame
  • The bracket for the ACC Tournament will be announced on Sunday evening
  • The 2019 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be taking place March 6-10 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. It is the 19th year the Coliseum has played host to the event