CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (0-2) will play James Madison (1-1) on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.

Due to health and safety considerations and current guidelines for sports venues, attendance at UVA home competitions will be limited to family of student-athletes and each team’s coaching staff until further notice. 


  • The game will stream online through ACCNX. ACCNX streams are available through participating TV providers that carry ACC Network and can be watched on the ESPN app and through WatchESPN
  • All of the 2020-21 Virginia women’s basketball games – regular-season and post-season – 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 is coming off a 54-51 loss to East Carolina in Sunday’s home opener
  • The Pirates led 22-2 in the second quarter, but the Cavaliers chipped away at the deficit, tying the game on a pair of free throws by freshman guard Kaydan Lawson (Cleveland, Ohio) with 16 seconds remaining. The Pirates hit the game-winning three-pointer with 6.6 left on the clock
  • Virginia shot 9.1 percent in the first quarter (1-of-11) but made 50.0 percent of its shots the rest of the game (17-of-34)
  • Sophomore forward Meg Jefferson (Sydney, Australia) leads the team in scoring, averaging 12.0 points per game
  • Jefferson scored a career-high 16 points on Sunday against ECU. Last season, Jefferson scored a total of 17 points in her 15 appearances
  • Jefferson is shooting 76.9 percent from the floor in the first two games (10-of-13), which leads the ACC. She was 7-of-9 from the field on Sunday against ECU. She is also a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line
  • Freshman Deja Bristol (Upper Marlboro, Md.) became the first of the newcomers to start a game when she was in the opening lineup against ECU
  • Bristol led the team in rebounding against UCF with 9 boards. Jefferson grabbed a team-high eight against ECU. Bristol is averaging 4.5 per game while Jefferson has a 5.5 per game average
  • Grad transfer and Charlottesville native Emily Maupin made her UVA debut against the Pirates, grabbing six rebounds with five points. She was the fifth player to make her Cavalier debut in the first two games
  • Sophomore guard Carole Miller (Alexandria, Va.) grabbed four steals against ECU. Her two-steals-per-game average ranks her in the top-10 in the ACC in the early going
  • Miller and Kaydan Lawson are tied for second on the team in scoring, averaging 7.0 points per game. Lawson is 6-of-7 from the free throw line this season


  • James Madison is coming off an 80-64 loss to Buffalo on Monday after Buffalo hit nine three-pointers in the first half to build up what proved to be an insurmountable lead
  • JMU received votes in the preseason USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll
  • Freshman guard Jamia Hazell was the first CAA Rookie of the Week for the season after she dropped a game-high 18 points on 43.7 percent (7-of-16) shooting from the field while knocking down the Dukes’ only two three-pointers in the season-opening win against Mount St. Mary’s
  • JMU was selected to finish first in the Colonial Athletic Association by a vote of the league’s head coaches. The Dukes received six first-place votes for a total of 76 points. Drexel (65) and Towson (60) round out the top three. Sophomore Kiki Jefferson and junior Brianna Tinsley garnered Preseason All-CAA honors as Jefferson landed on the First Team while Tinsley earned an honorable mention
  • Tinsley sat out last season after transferring from Virginia after the 2018-19 season
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 16-9 and won the last meeting 55-49 on Nov. 30, 2019


  • Virginia closes out its non-conference slate by playing at George Washington (2-1) on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.
  • The Cavaliers being Atlantic Coast Conference action by hosting Clemson on Thursday. Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena