CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (8-3, 0-0 ACC) kicks off its 2023-24 ACC campaign on New Year’s Eve, when the Cavaliers welcome No. 3 NC State (12-0, 0-0 ACC) to John Paul Jones Arena at 6 p.m.


  • Photo booth on the JPJ Arena concourse from gates open (5 p.m.) until tipoff (6 p.m.).


  • Jenn Hildreth (play-by-play) and Debbie Antonelli (analyst) will have the call on ACC Network, which will also stream on and the ESPN app.
  • Fans can also tune in via WINA (98.9FM/1070AM), and the Virginia Sports mobile app.
  • Live statistics can be accessed on and the UVA Sports mobile app.


  • The all-time series between Virginia and NC State, which began in 1974-75, is tied 41-41.
  • UVA’s 82 games against the Wolfpack mark the second-most by any UVA opponent in program history … Only North Carolina (92 meetings) has faced Virginia more times in UVA history.
  • Except for the 2020-21 COVID season, the two teams have gone head-to-head at least once every season since the NC State’s inaugural campaign in 1974-75.
  • The Wolfpack’s first-ever game was against UVA on Dec. 7, 1974 in Raleigh … NC State won, 57-45.
  • Last year, the two teams split the season series, but the Cavaliers toppled then-No. 22 NC State in the second meeting in a 71-59 triumph at John Paul Jones Arena on Feb. 12 … The win also snapped a seven-game losing skid for the Hoos.
  • The Wolfpack have won six of the last seven meetings.


  • Since the inaugural season of ACC league standings in 1977-78, Virginia is 26-20 (.565) all-time in ACC openers.
  • The Cavaliers boast a 14-6 (.700) record in ACC home openers, including last year’s 72-52 victory over Wake Forest (Nov. 13, 2022) at John Paul Jones Arena.
  • Virginia is 1-1 all-time against the Wolfpack in ACC openers, having won 75-57 in Charlottesville on Jan. 5, 1987 and lost 82-55 in Raleigh on Dec. 19, 2021.


  • Virginia concluded its non-conference slate by posting its best shooting performance of the season … The Cavaliers recorded season highs in both field goal percentage (53.4) and 3-point field goal percentage (54.5).
  • Kymora Johnson scored a season-high 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including 6-of-7 from behind the arc, and grabbed five rebounds and dished out seven assists.
  • Johnson’s six made 3-pointers tied the John Paul Jones Arena record by a UVA individual since it opened for the 2006-07 season.
  • Paris Clark (15 pts, 6-10 FG, 4 ast) and Camryn Taylor (10 pts, 8 reb) also scored in double figures.
  • Virginia recorded a season-best 36 fast break points and its 38-point lead in the third quarter marked its largest against any opponent so far this season.


  • Under head coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton, UVA is 19-3 against non-conference opponents.
  • The Cavaliers won their first 14 non-conference matchups before falling to No. 25 Oklahoma, 82-67, on Nov. 19.


  • Virginia has only upset a top-3 foe five times in program history.
  • The last time the Cavaliers knocked off a top-3 team was in UVA’s 69-64 overtime win over Pat Summitt’s Tennessee Lady Vols on Nov. 20, 2011 at John Paul Jones Arena.
  • Previously, Virginia knocked off No. 3 NC State, 80-73, in Raleigh on Jan. 17, 2000.
  • The last time UVA faced a top-3 team was at No. 2 NC State on Dec. 19, 2021, when the Wolfpack defeated the Cavaliers, 82-55.
  • Virginia is 1-6 in its last seven meetings against AP top-3 foes, having dropped its last six.


  • Virginia is currently sixth in the nation in rebounds (47.55), eighth in offensive rebounds (17.4) and 11th in free throw percentage (80.3) … UVA’s rebounding averages also lead the ACC.
  • The Cavaliers are 8-1 this season when either leading or tying their opponents in rebounding.
  • UVA has shot at least 80 percent from the charity stripe in six games this season.
  • Among all Division-I players, Camryn Taylor (90.6) is 17th in the nation in free throw percentage, also good for first in the ACC.


  • Fifth-year forward Camryn Taylor has led UVA in scoring in five games this season, including when she scored a season-high 26 points in the Cavaliers’ overtime win over Missouri (Nov. 30).
  • Her 26 points against the Tigers were just one shy of tying her career high.
  • Taylor has scored in double figures eight times this season and recorded a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds against Rider (Dec. 6).
  • She currently leads the ACC in both free throw percentage (92.0) and is second in total free throws made (43).
  • At La Salle (Dec. 3), she went 10-for-10 at the charity stripe without hitting a basket from the field.


  • Kymora Johnson (5.3 apg) and Yonta Vaughn (4.2 apg) are the only two teammates in the ACC averaging at least 4.2 assists per game.
  • Virginia is one of just nine schools nationally with two players on its roster averaging at least 4.2 assists per game.
  • Johnson is currently fifth in the league in assists per game, while Vaughn is 12th.
  • Johnson is currently third in assists per game among all freshmen nationally.


  • Virginia travels to Georgia Tech on Thursday (Jan. 4) for the Cavaliers’ first ACC road contest.
  • Tipoff from McCamish Pavilion is set for 7 p.m. on ACC Network Extra (ACCNX).