CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (1-4,) hosts its annual Cavalier Classic tournament this weekend, with games taking place on Friday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 28 at John Paul Jones Arena.


  • Friday, Nov. 26, 12 p.m.: Virginia vs Rhode Island (6-0)
  • Friday, Nov. 26, 2:30 p.m.: Richmond (2-2) vs Long Beach State (4-0)
  • Sunday, Nov. 28, 1 p.m.: Rhode Island vs Long Beach
  • Sunday, Nov. 28, 4 p.m.: Virginia vs Richmond


  • All four games 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
  • Sunday’s game between Virginia and Richmond will be televised on the ACC Network
  • 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 be available for the games


  • 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 closed out its Southern California road trip with a 60-48 victory at Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday
  • Amandine Toi scored 20 points. It was the second 20-point performance of her career. Her other was a 23-point game against Clemson last season (12/10)
  • Toi went on a personal 8-0 run in the fourth quarter to secure the win
  • After starting the season 0-of-11 from three-point range, Toi has gong 8-of-22 from long range in the last three games, including her 4-of-9 performance at Fullerton
  • Virginia hit seven three-pointers against Fullerton. The team had made 11 in its first four games combined
  • Toi continues to lead the ACC in minutes played per game, averaging 35.5 on the floor
  • Junior forward Camryn Taylor scored 17 points, her fourth double-digit scoring effort in five games
  • After Tuesday’s game, Taylor ranked 10th in the ACC in points per game at 14.4. She was sixth in field goals attempted (61). The next closest player on the Cavaliers in field goal attempts is Toi who has put up 49 shots (33 of which were three-point attempts)
  • Taylor is 12th in the ACC in field goal shooting percentage (45.9 percent)
  • Eleah Parker had the first double-digit rebounding game by a Cavalier this season, grabbing 12 boards at Fullerton
  • Virginia was +9 on the boards against the Titans, the first time this season the Cavaliers have outrebounded their opponent


  • The Cavalier Classic tarted as the precursor to the ACC Tournament, the Cavalier Classic’s official name has changed several times through the years. North Carolina captured the first title in 1976, while NC State won the event in 1977 and Auburn took home the title in 1998
  • Virginia captured 24 of the 29 Cavalier Classic team titles since the tournament began in 1976
  • Since 2014, the tournament has deviated from the previous format and does not have a declared champion, playing instead as a true “classic” tournament with set match-ups.


  • The Beach comes into the tournament with a 4-0 record to start the year
  • LBSU has been picked to finish fourth in the Big West Coaches Poll and second in the media poll
  • Senior forward Maddi Utti has been named to the 2022 Katrina McClain Award preseason watch list. Named after two-time All-American and 1987 National Player of the Year Katrina McClain, the annual award recognizes the top power forwards in women’s NCAA Division I College Basketball. She was the 2020 Mountain West Player of the Year while playing at Fresno State


  • Richmond is 2-2 on the season including scoring 96 points in a victory against Hampton. The Spiders are coming off a 76-64 win against UMBC last Sunday
  • Richmond is picked seventh in the A-10 preseason poll, the squad’s highest preseason ranking since 2016. Kate Klimkiewicz was named to the Preseason All-Conference Second Team
  • As of Tuesday, Richmond leads the nation in blocked shots per game at 10.2 per contest. Addit Budnik has 23 blocked shots this season, leading the nation in both total blocked shots and blocked shots per game (5.75)
  • The 2021 A-10 Rookie of the Year also leads the conference with a 60.5 field goal shooting percentage and is 10th in rebounds with 7.2 per game and 12th in scoring (14.8 ppg)
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 16-3 and has won the last six meetings. The Spiders last win was a 73-70 victory in Richmond in 2006-07
  • The last meeting was Nov. 16, 2016 which UVA won 63-56


  • Rhode Island is off to a 6-0 start to the season for just the second time in program history. The only other time the Rams were undefeated through the first six games was the 2002-03 season. A 7-0 start would be the best start in program history
  • In Tuesday’s 70-46 win against Harvard, the rams outscored the Crimson 40-14 in the paint and held a 21-9 advantage in fast break points
  • The Rams have four players averaging double figures this season led by Marie-Paule Foppossi at 13.2 per game
  • Two players, Emmanuelle Tahane and Dez Elmore, are averaging double-doubles, the first at 12.3 points and 11.3 rebounds and the second at 12.2 points and 10.0 rebounds
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 3-0. This is the first meeting between the two since 1/9/08


  • Virginia will host William & Mary on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.