CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (0-3, 0-0 ACC) plays its first Atlantic Coast Conference game of the 2020-21 season when it hosts Clemson (5-0, 0-0 ACC) on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 3 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. Tickets are not available to the general public at this time.


  • 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


  • This will be UVA’s first game in a week. The Cavavliers’ last contest was a 71-67 home loss to James Madison on Thursday, Dec. 3
  • The Cavaliers had to cancel Sunday’s scheduled contest at George Washington due to a depleted roster. Freshman forward Nycerra Minnis (Riverdale, Md.) is out for the season with a leg injury. Junior forward Dani Lawson (Cleveland, Ohio) has been sidelined since the preseason with a leg injury and will be out for an extended period of time. Grad student forward Tihana Stojsavljevic (Zagreb, Croatia) suffered a leg injury in the season-opener at UCF and will miss the remainder of the season. Sophomore forward Meg Jefferson (Sydney, Australia) and freshman forward Deja Bristol (Upper Marlboro, Md.) both sustained injuries in the game against James Madison. Their statuses are day-to-day. Additionally, sophomore guard Dylan Horton (Los Angeles, Calif.) has opted out of playing the remainder of the season, which reduced UVA’s available player pool to just six student-athletes for that game
  • The Cavaliers finished non-conference play with an 0-3 record and will now begin their 20-game ACC schedule
  • Jefferson leads the ACC and, as of Monday, ranks sixth in the NCAA in shooting percentage with a 73.3 percent efficiency (17-of-22)
  • Jefferson leads the team in scoring, averaging 12.7 points per game. She scored a career-high 16 points on Sunday against ECU. Last season, Jefferson scored a total of 17 points in her 15 appearances
  • Freshman guard Kaydan Lawson (Cleveland, Ohio) had her first double-digit scoring game against James Madison, coming off the bench to score 12 points
  • Redshirt sophomore guard Amandine Toi (Paris, France) leads the ACC in minutes per game, averaging 38.0 per contest
  • Graduate student and Charlottesville native Emily Maupin made her first UVA start against JMU. Maupin started all 30 games for Elon in 2018-19, before transferring and sitting out at Liberty last season. In two games, Maupin is averaging a team-high 6.0 rebounds per game
  • After going 1-of-11 in the first quarter against ECU, the Cavaliers have not shot less than 45 percent in a quarter (a span of seven periods), including a 9-of-15 (60.0 percent) shooting performance in the third quarter against JMU
  • Virginia has had 10 players appear in games this season, eight of whom have started at least one game


  • Clemson heads into conference play with a 5-0 record with wins over Furman, Presbyterian, Charlotte, Mercer and College of Charleston
  • Two newcomers have made an immediate impact on the 2020-21 squad and have started every game this season. Redshirt senior Delicia Washington leads the Tigers in scoring with 15.2 points per game and is second on the team in rebounds (6.4 per game). Washington played three seasons at Florida before transferring to Clemson last year. Washington was the 2016-17 SEC Freshman of the Year at Florida under then-head coach (and current Clemson head coach) Amanda Butler
  • Freshman Gabby Elliott is third on the team in scoring, averaging 11.2 points
  • This is Amanda Butler’s third season as the Tigers head coach with a 33-36 overall record
  • Clemson was selected to finish 13th in the ACC Preseason Poll. Virginia was voted one slot below that
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 44-31 and has won six of the last seven meetings


  • Virginia has two road games remaining on the schedule before breaking for the holidays, playing at Florida State on Sunday (Dec. 13) and Virginia Tech the following Sunday (Dec. 20). Both games will be televised with the FSU game airing on the ACC Regional Sports Networks and Virginia Tech airing on the ACC Network
  • The Cavaliers return to John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday, Jan. 3 to host No. 2 Louisville