CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (0-1) hosts Southern California (1-0) on Sunday, Nov. 14 in its first home game of the 2021-22 season. The game tips at 1 p.m.


  • The game will stream through ACCNX 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 2021-22 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


  • In accordance with UVA Policy, all attendees 12 years of age and older are required to provide proof of vaccination or of a negative COVID-19 test result for entry into John Paul Jones Arena on event days. Fans are also required to wear their mask inside the arena except for when actively eating or drinking. CLICK HERE for more information
  • A clear bag policy is still in place for the arena. CLICK HERE for details


  • Virginia is coming off an 84-69 loss at James Madison on Tuesday
  • Junior forward Camryn Taylor, a transfer from Marquette, made quite an impression in her UVA debut. Taylor matched her career high with 27 points, going 10-of-15 from the field
  • Taylor was one of three transfers in the starting lineup. Junior point guard Taylor Valladay, another transfer from Marquette, wasn’t just in the starting lineup; she played 38 minutes. She dished out six assists
  • Grad student Eleah Parker, a transfer from Penn, came off the bench to contribute 12 points with nine rebounds. Parker also blocked four shots
  • Sunday’s game is the home opener for the Cavaliers. Virginia has won 23 of its last 25 home openers
  • Sunday’s game will also serve as Senior Day for two players from the 2020-21 season. Emily Maupin and Dani Lawson will be recognized before the game
  • Head coach Tina Thompson is an alumna of Southern California. The last time the two teams played, Tina Thompson’s No. 14 jersey will be retired by USC in a pregame ceremony right before tip of Saturday’s game at the Galen Center. Still ranked as USC’s No. 5 all-time scorer (2,248 career points) and rebounder, she was a USBWA All-American as a senior in 1997, the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 1994 and a three-time first-team all-conference honoree
  • UVA associate head coach Karleen Thompson is also a Women of Troy alumna and was a teammate of Tina Thompson at USC
  • Before the 2019 meeting between USC and UVA, the previous last meeting was between Virginia and USC was in 1995, Tina Thompson’s junior season at USC. Ranked #7 in the nation at the time, Virginia beat USC 78-68 at an event in Westwood, Calif. Thompson scored 25 points in the game. In Thompson’s freshman season and Karleen Thompson’s junior season, USC beat Virginia 85-66 in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, with Thompson scoring 18 points in that Trojan victory


  • USC opened the season with a 90-50 win against Hawai’i on Thursday (Nov. 11) in Los Angeles. The Trojans went on a 25-0 run in the fourth quarter to secure the victory
  • Jordan Sandershad a game-high 17 points with help from a 3-for-3 effort from beyond the arc. In her USC debut, freshman Rayah Marshall was one board off a double-double with 15 points and nine rebound
  • Junior Alissa Pili is on the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List as well as the Naismith Trophy Watch List. She averaged 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game to go along with a .502 shooting effort from the floor and .799 mark from the free-throw line last season. She was also named to the Katrina McClain Award Preseason Watch List for the second straight year, recognizing her as one of the top 20 power forwards in the nation.
  • This is head coach Lindsay Gottleib’s first season coaching the Trojans after spending two seasons as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Gottlieb, in her last Pac-12 stint as the head coach at Cal, led the Golden Bear women to seven NCAA appearances with a trip to the Final Four in her eight years as their head coach
  • The series between the two teams is tied 2-2
  • USC won the last meeting, 59-49, on Nov. 9, 2019, at the Galen Center


  • UVA closes out the homestand with a midweek game against UCF on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.