CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (15-11, 4-11 ACC) hosts No. 9 Duke (22-4, 12-3 ACC) on Sunday, Feb. 19 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 ACC Network
  • The game will be airing on the Virginia Sports Radio Network
  • Live stats be available
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  • Doors open 30 minutes earlier at 12:30 pm
  • Sunday’s game is the Cavaliers’ National Girl and Women in Sports Day game. Letterwinners from the first three women’s teams at the University of Virginia will be honored at halftime and in a private pregame reception (Details)
  • There will also be a pregame NGWSD Youth Sports Festival on the upper concourse of the arena from 12:30-1:45. Youth in eighth grade and younger who complete all of the sports stations will receive a free t-shirt. The stations include field hockey, rowing, soccer, football, volleyball and a vertical jump (Details)
  • Sunday is also UVA’s Play4Kay game raising money and awareness for women’s cancers. Cancer survivors will also be recognized throughout the game (Donate to the Play4Kay Free Throw Challenge)
  • The first 1500 fans in attendance will receive a free Play4Kay t-shirt
  • Sunday is also Senior Day. Grad student McKenna Dale will be recognized in a pregame ceremony approximately 20 minutes before tip


  • The Cavaliers downed No. 22 NC State 71-59 last Sunday, the team’s first win against a ranked team since Feb. 16, 2017
  • The Cavaliers outscored the Wolfpack 20-12 in the third quarter after holding a four-point lead at halftime. The victory snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Cavaliers
  • Taylor Valladay led the team with a 22-point performance, her first 20-point game of the year. She is the 6th different Cavalier to score 20 points in a game this season
  • Valladay also flirted with a triple-double with eight rebounds and seven assists
  • In the last two games, Valladay has 13 assists and four turnovers (3.25 assist-to-turnover ratio)
  • Valladay ranks fifth in the conference in assists per game at 3.9 and has improved her assist-to-turnover ratio to 1.45 (ranking ninth in the ACC)
  • Valladay comes into the game with 97 assists this season, three shy of hitting 100 in a season for the first time in her career
  • Alexia Smith came off the bench to score 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting
  • Camryn Taylor has scored in double figures in each of the last nine games and 11 of the last 12
  • Taylor has led the team in scoring in seven of the last nine games
  • Taylor ranks sixth in the ACC in field goal percentage, making 47.2 percent of her shots
  • Virginia as a team ranks third in the ACC with 15.4 assists per game
  • Kaydan Lawson scored 14 points with nine rebounds in the win against NC State. Lawson was 4-of-9 from the field, including hitting three three-pointers. Lawson is 5-of-13 from three in her last two games
  • Virginia is second in the ACC with a +7.1 rebounding margin
  • The Cavaliers rank 25th in the nation and second in the ACC in three-point shooting defense, holding opponents to a 26.9 percent efficiency from beyond the arc
  • This will be the Cavaliers’ fourth game against a top-10 opponent this year and their eighth contest against a top-25 team
  • The Cavaliers had a bye on Thursday. Their last bye was Sunday, January 1, giving the team 12 straight Thursday/Sunday games without a break


  • Duke handed UVA its first loss of the season. The then-unranked Blue Devils topped the Cavaliers 70-56 in Durham
  • Duke led 38-26 at the half. Virginia cut the deficit to single digits in the fourth quarter, but Duke halted the run and held on for the victory
  • Alexia Smith led the Cavaliers with a season-high 11 points. Sam Brunelle scored 10
  • Duke had won 26 straight meetings before a 53-47 victory by the Cavaliers on Feb. 10, 2019. UVA has since won three of the last six meetings, including a 67-54 victory last season at John Paul Jones Arena


  • This is the final home game of the regular season for the Cavaliers
  • Virginia closes out the regular season with back-to-back road games at Clemson on Thursday, Feb. 23 and at Miami on Sunday, Feb. 26
  • The 2023 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament occurs March 1-5 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.


  • 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
  • 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

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