CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (3-11, 0-4 ACC) plays at No. 20 North Carolina (14-2, 4-2 ACC) on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at Carmichael Arena.

BROADCAST INFORMATION

  • The game will strean 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 are available locally on the radio on NewsRadio 1070 AM and 98.9 FM WINA
  • Live stats will also be available for the game

NOTING THE CAVALIERS

  • The Cavaliers will have three games against ranked opponents in a six-day span: No. 20 UNC on Thursday, No. 21 Duke on Sunday and No. 19 Notre Dame at home on Tuesday. UVA played No. 16 Georgia Tech and No. 4 NC State before playing at Virginia Tech on Tuesday, giving them a stretch of five ranked opponents in six games
  • Grad student center Eleah Parker had a season-best five blocked shots against NC State. She added another three blocks on Tuesday at Virginia Tech, giving her eight in the last two games.
  • Parker ranks 8th in the ACC in blocked shots per game at 1.5 per game
  • Parker ranked third in the country in blocked shots in 2018-19, averaging 3.19 per game. She tied the Penn single-season record that season with 99, which ranks second in the Ivy League record book
  • Taylor Valladay scored a career-high 16 points against Virginia Tech. It was her third double-digit scoring effort in the last five games. In the previous game, Valladay scored seven points in the first quarter against NC State before turning her ankle and only playing 17 minutes in the game
  • Valladay is second on the team in scoring in conference contests, averaging 11.3 points per game. She averaged 6.7 points per game in non-conference games
  • Valladay ranks sixth in the ACC in assists per game at 3.8. She has a 1.48 assist-to-turnover ratio
  • Grad student guard Amandine Toi leads the ACC in minutes played per game at 36.4
  • Toi had led the team in scoring in each of the last seven games before being edged by Valladay on Tuesday night at Virginia Tech

NOTING NORTH CAROLINA

  • The Tar Heels opened the season 13-0 before falling at NC State on Jan. 6
  • North Carolina is coming off a 70-65 loss to Notre Dame on Sunday in South Bend
  • UNC is 8-0 at home this season
  • The Tar Heels lead the ACC and are ranked seventh in the nation in rebounding at 45.3 per game
  • UNC leads the nation in scoring margin at +25.8
  • Deja Kelly is third in the ACC in scoring at 17.9 points per game. Kelly is making 42.1 percent of her three-point shot attempts, also ranking third in the conference
  • Alyss Ustby is third in the ACC in rebounding at 8.8 per game. Anya Poole is seventh at 7.5
  • North Carolina leads the all-time series 54-34
  • The Tar Heels have won the last 13 meetings in Chapel Hill. UVA’s last road win over UNC was on Jan. 11, 2001
  • Virginia has lost the last three overall meetings. UVA’s last win was an 82-70 victory in Charlottesville in 2018

ON THE HORIZON

  • Virginia closes out the road trip on Sunday, Jan. 23 with a 6 p.m. game at No. 21 Duke. It will be televised on the ACC Network
  • The Cavaliers return home to host No. 19 Notre Dame on Tuesday, Jan. 25 in a rescheduled game from Dec. 30