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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (2-1) hosts No. 13 Kentucky (3-0) on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.

  • The game will stream as an ACCNX contest, available on the ESPN app and WatchESPN. ACCNX streams are available through participating TV providers that carry the ACC Network
  • All of the 2019-20 Virginia women’s basketball games – home and away – are available locally on the radio on NewsRadio 1070 AM and 98.9 FM WINA
  • Live stats will also be available for the game


  • Virginia has back-to-back games against ranked opponents, hosting No. 13 Kentucky on Saturday before traveling to play at No. 4 UConn on Tuesday. UVA will also play No. 11 UCLA on Dec. 1, giving the Cavaliers three games against top-15 opponents in a five-game span
  • Virginia returns home after going 1-1 on its Los Angeles road trip, falling 59-49 at USC before turning things around with a 72-47 win at CSUN
  • After shooting 54.9 percent against Bucknell, the Cavaliers made just 26.0 percent of their shots at USC. In the first half at CSUN, UVA shot 36.0 percent, but found its stroke again in the second half, going 17-of-29 (58.6 percent). In the third quarter, UVA was 10-of-13 from the field overall (76.9 percent) and 4-of-5 from three (80.0 percent)
  • Senior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) has been named the ACC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
  • This is the first ACC WBB Player of the Week honor for a Cavalier since Faith Randolph earned the accolade on Dec. 28, 2015. This is the second weekly conference honor that Willoughby has earned in her career as she was once voted the ACC Freshman of the Week in her rookie campaign
  • Heading into this weekend, Willoughby ranked fourth in the ACC, averaging 20.0 points per game. She is shooting 50.0 percent from three-point range (6-of-12) and is 16-of-17 (94.1 percent) from the free throw line
  • Freshman guard Kylie Kornegay-Lucas (Camden, Del.) has been a spark off the bench for the Cavaliers. Kornegay-Lucas is tied with Willoughby for the team rebounding lead, averaging 7.3 per game. She is averaging 20.3 minutes of playing time per game
  • Freshman guard Carole Miller (Alexandria, Va.) has been a very consistent offensive performer this season. She is averaging 9.3 points per game with two nine-point performances leading up to a 10-point game at CSUN. Miller is shooting 45.8 percent from the field
  • Senior guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) returned to the starting lineup at CSUN and responded by leading the Cavalier offense, scoring 10 of its 24 points. She finished the game with a balanced stat line of 12 points, six rebounds and seven assists
  • Virginia has had three different starting lineups in its three games this season with four players remaining constant: two seniors in Willoughby and Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg) and two players who returned to the court after significant layoffs: redshirt sophomore forward Dani Lawson (Cleveland, Ohio) and redshirt freshman guard Amandine Toi (Paris, France)
  • Toi, who missed the last two seasons due to injury, is averaging 9.0 points per game as well as being tied for second on the team in assists with nine
  • Toi helped fuel Virginia’s 21-0 second-half run at CSUN, scoring 10 points in the second half
  • The Virginia men’s basketball team also plays on Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena, with the men tipping against Columbia at noon
  • There will be free admission to the women’s game with a ticket from the men’s game against Columbia


  • Kentucky remained at No. 13 in the Week I AP Poll after earning that same ranking in the preseason poll
  • The Wildcats are averaging 67.0 points per game, having scored exactly 67 points in each of their three wins this season. The defense is limiting opponents to an average of 48.0 point per game
  • Kentucky is led by sophomore Rhyne Howard, last year’s unanimous national freshman of the year by espnW, USBWA and WBCA, as well as being named the SEC Freshman of the Year. She is one of 30 players on the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Watch List and one of 50 players on the Citizen Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List as well as being on the 2020 Cheryl Miller Award Preseason Watch List (presented to the nation’s best small forward). Howard was also a first-team Preseason All-Southeastern Conference selection by league media and league coaches
  • Howard ended the season leading UK with 16.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game while she ranked second with 68 steals and 74 3-pointers made and third in assists and blocks
  • The Wildcats won 25 games in 2018-19, including 11 in league play to finish fourth in the SEC. They advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to NC State


  • Virginia plays at No. 4 Connecticut on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network
  • Virginia returns home to host Old Dominion on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m.


  • Reserved single-game tickets are $8 if purchased in advance or online and $10 if purchased at the JPJ Box Office. General admission tickets are $5 if purchased in advance or online and $8 if purchased at the JPJ Box Office. Single-game courtside tickets may be purchased for $15
  • For more information or to purchase tickets, fans should contact the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821). Fans can also purchase tickets online at or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium