CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (11-0, 1-0 ACC) returns from a 10-day break to host Morgan State (7-3, 0-0 MEAC) on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.


  • The game will stream online on ACCNX through the ESPN app. It is available through participating TV providers that carry the ACC Network
  • The game will be airing on the Virginia Sports Radio Network
  • Live stats be available
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  • Celebrate the best time of year & dress for the occasion: the fan with the most festive holiday outfit on Sunday at the Morgan State game wins a waterproof Bluetooth speaker
  • Other lucky fans can participate in contests to win UVA winter hats


  • This is the Cavaliers’ final non-conference game of the year
  • The Cavaliers are receiving votes in the AP Poll for the third-straight week. The Cavaliers are the second-highest ‘receiving votes’ team in the USA Today Coaches Poll
  • Virginia is one of 11 undefeated teams remaining in NCAA I women’s basketball
  • The Cavaliers are 11-0 for the first time since the 1991-92 season when the team started 13-0
  • Virginia’s last 11-game win streak came in 1994-95 when the team won 13 in a row (Jan. 17-Mar. 3)
  • The Cavaliers look to go undefeated in the non-conference portion of the schedule for just the third time in program history. The other two times were the 1985-86 season and 1991-92
  • Virginia leads the ACC and is fifth in the nation in rebounding, averaging 47.7 per game. The Cavaliers are also fifth in the nation in rebounding margin at +14.6. Last season, the Cavaliers averaged 35.0 rebounds per game, second to last in the league and had a -1.6 rebounding margin
  • UVA has also vastly improved the team assist-to-turnover ratio. Last season, the team was 0.61, ranking last in the ACC and 310 out of 348 NCAA I teams
  • Mir McLean leads the team in both scoring and rebounding, averaging a double-double of 13.0 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game. Her 10.2 rebounds per game ranks third in the ACC and 23rd in the nation. Her 4.4 offensive rebounds per game is ninth in the nation
  • McLean had a double-double by halftime of the William & Mary game, finishing the contest with 22 points and a career-high 17 rebounds
  • McLean has posted a double-double in five of the last seven games. She has led the team in rebounding in each of the last five games and six of the last seven
  • In the last three games, McLean is averaging 19.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game
  • Taylor Valladay is averaging 4.0 assists per game with a 1.61 assist-to-turnover ratio
  • In the last three games, Valladay has 13 assists to five turnovers (2.6 assist-to-turnover ratio)


  • Morgan State was picked to finish fourth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason poll after finishing as the runners-up in last year’s conference tournament
  • After canceling two games the first week of December due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, Morgan State returned to action on Dec. 11, falling 58-50 at Texas State
  • Charlene Shepherd was named the MEAC Defensive Player of the Week after grabbing 11 rebounds against Texas State. She also scored 17 points for her third double-double of the season
  • Ja’Niah Henson leads the team in scoring at 15.6 points per game
  • This will be the second time this season the Lady Bears have faced an ACC team, falling 75-34 against Boston College in the Puerto Rico Clasico tournament
  • Virginia is 4-0 all-time against Morgan State. The two teams last faced one another in a WNIT game on March 17, 2011, with UVA winning 69-56


  • The Cavaliers return to ACC play next week, traveling to play at Duke on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Virginia is back home on Thursday, Dec. 29, hosting Georgia Tech at 7 p.m.


  • For advance single-game purchases, reserved seats are $12, and general admission tickets are $8. On game day at the box office, reserved seats are $15, and general admission tickets are $10
  • New for the 2022-23 season, fans may purchase discounted ticket packages via a four-game mini plan or group tickets. The four-game mini-plan includes the fans’ choice of any four home games.  Reserved seats are $40 per person, and general admission seats are $24 per person, a savings of up to 25 percent compared to purchasing single-game tickets
  • Group tickets for sizes of 20 or more are on sale for all home games. Reserved seats are $10, and general admission seats are $6. A savings of $2 per ticket compared to single-game ticket prices
  • Season ticket options are still available. Reserved seats are $75, and general admission seats are $50. Full-time faculty & staff are eligible for a 20 percent discount on up to four season tickets. Season tickets are the best option for fans looking for multiple games to secure the best seats at the lowest price per game