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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (2-2) plays at No. 4 Connecticut (3-0) on Tuesday, November 19, at 7 p.m. at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.

  • The game will be televised on the CBS Sports 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
  • The Cavalier defense is limiting opponents to 54.0 points per game and a 31.6 shooting percentage
  • The Cavaliers lead the ACC in free throw shooting, making 74.4 percent of their attempts
  • Senior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) currently ranks third in the ACC in points per game, averaging 19.5. She is 13th in rebounding at 8.3 per game
  • Willoughby is 25-of-26 from the free throw line this season. She missed her second attempt of the season and has converted 24-consecutive attempts since
  • Freshman guard Kylie Kornegay-Lucas (Camden, Del.) now ranks second on the team in rebounding. The guard has come off the bench to grab an average of 6.8 rebounds per game
  • The Virginia guards are the top four rebounders on the team with Willoughby (8.3) and Kornegay-Lucas (6.8) followed by freshman Carole Miller (Alexandria, Va.) with 6.3 per game and senior Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) with 6.0. The guards also have 10 of Virginia’s 13 blocked shots


  • UVA came up just short of pulling an upset against No. 13 Kentucky, falling 50-47
  • Virginia led by one at the half, 23-22, but Kentucky built up a seven-point lead in the third quarter. The Cavaliers would not go away, twice pulling to within two in the fourth quarter before a three-pointer from Willoughby made it a one-point game, 48-47, with 44 seconds remaining, but the Wildcats held on to avoid the upset
  • Willoughby ended the game with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Sabrina Haines led Kentucky with 17 points
  • Willoughby’s double-double was her second of the season and the 16th of her career
  • Kentucky’s Rhyne Howard, the 2019 consensus national rookie of the year, was limited to just three points in the first three quarters of the game but scored 10 points in the fourth quarter
  • Kentucky held a 38-34 edge in rebounding
  • Virginia shot 31.0 percent (13-of-42). Kentucky shot 29.8 percent (17-of-57)
  • The two teams combined for 45 turnovers (UVA 22, Kentucky 23)
  • Kornegay-Lucas scored eight points with five rebounds and three steals
  • Willoughby was 9-of-9 from the free throw line


  • UConn is coming off a 2018-19 campaign where they went 35-3 and advanced to the NCAA semifinal game
  • This season, UConn is averaging 73.0 points per game and limiting opponents to 55.3 for a +17.7 scoring margin
  • Senior Crystal Dangerfield, junior Megan Walker and sophomore Christyn Williams are UConn’s returning starters. Along with Olivia Nelson-Ododa, the four were named to award watch lists for their positions: Dangerfield to the Nancy Lieberman Award (top point guard); Walker to the Cheryl Miller Award (top small forward); Williams to Ann Meyers Drysdale (top shooting guard); and Nelson-Ododa to Lisa Leslie Award (top center)
  • Dangerfield, Walker and Williams were named to the Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List. Dangerfield and Williams were tabbed to the John R. Wooden Award Watch List
  • Dangerfield was named the American Athletic Conference Co-Preseason Player of the Year and was unanimously selected to the preseason all-conference first team. Walker was also named to the first team while Williams was tabbed to the second team
  • Walker is averaging 20.3 points per game. Williams is averaging 18.7
  • Connecticut leads the all-time series, 4-2. The Huskies won the last meeting (Dec. 5, 2007) 75-54. Virginia’s last win in the series was Feb. 17, 1992 (64-43) at UHall


  • Virginia returns home to host Old Dominion on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m.
  • It will be the first of three-straight home games for the Cavaliers as they will host the Cavalier Classic Tournament November 30 and December 1. Virginia takes on James Madison in the tournament’s first game on Saturday (Nov. 30) at 2 p.m. followed by UCLA and UCF at 4:30 p.m. On Sunday (Dec. 1) JMU and UCF play at 1 p.m. followed by UVA and UCLA at 3:30 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