CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (3-12, 0-5 ACC) plays at No. 21 Duke (12-4, 3-3 ACC) on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium.


  • The game will be televised on the ACC Network and streams 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


  • Virginia is coming off a 61-52 loss on Thursday night at No. 20 North Carolina. The Tar Heels went into the game ranking second in the ACC in scoring, averaging 78.8 points per game. UVA’s defense held the team to 16.8 points below that average on 31.6% shooting
  • The Cavaliers made more field goals (23) than the Tar Heels (19) but UNC went 18-of-25 from the free throw line while UVA was 4-of-10
  • Junior guard Taylor Valladay scored a career-high 16 points against Virginia Tech and then topped that with an 18-point performance at UNC on Thursday, her fourth double-digit scoring effort in the last six games.
  • Valladay is second on the team in scoring in conference contests, averaging 13.0 points per game. She averaged 6.7 points per game in non-conference games
  • Valladay ranks seventh in the ACC in assists per game at 3.6. She has a 1.24 assist-to-turnover ratio
  • Sophomore guard Kaydan Lawson came off the bench on Thursday to grab a career-high 14 rebounds at North Carolina. It was the most rebounds in a single game for a UVA player this season and just the third time this year a Cavalier grabbed double-digit boards. The guard ranks third on the team in rebounding, averaging 5.0 per game
  • Virginia is second in the ACC in blocked shots per game (5.0) in conference contests. Grad student center Eleah Parker leads the ACC in blocked shots per game in ACC contests at 3.5 per game. For the season, she is averaging 1.6 which ranks sixth. She blocked five shots against NC State and three against Virginia Tech and North Carolina


  • Duke has been ranked as high as No. 15 in the AP poll this season after starting the year unranked. The Blue Devils are No. 21 in this week’s poll
  • The Blue Devils picked up a 58-49 victory at Miami on Tuesday. The team had a bye on Thursday
  • Shayeann Day-Wilson is ranked the No. 4 freshman in the nation by ESPN. She is the only freshman in the ACC that leads their team in scoring with an 11.9 per game average and 3-point field goals made (30). Day-Wilson ranks eighth overall in the ACC with 3.53 assists per game, while leading true freshmen as well.  She is hitting 39.5 percent from 3-point land, which ranks fourth in the ACC as well
  • Celeste Taylor is fourth in the ACC in steals per game at 2.15
  • Both Virginia and Duke canceled their seasons due to COVID-19 in 2020-21. Duke played four games while Virginia played five
  • Head coach Kara Lawson and Virginia head coach Tina Thompson were teammates on the US gold medal-winning team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • Duke leads the all-time series 39-34
  • Virginia has won two of the last four meetings, but both victories were in Charlottesville. Virginia’s last victory in Durham was Feb. 19, 1997. The Cavaliers have lost the last 15 times they have played in Cameron