CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – In search of its first ACC win, Virginia (8-5, 0-2 ACC) returns to John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday to host Duke (9-5, 1-2 ACC). Tipoff is set for noon on The CW.


  • Tom Werme (play-by-play) and Kelley Deyo (analyst) will have the call on The CW.
  • Fans can also tune in live via 98.9-FM/1070-AM WINA and the Virginia Sports mobile app.
  • Live statistics can be accessed on and the Virginia Sports mobile app.


  • Duke leads the all-time series over Virginia, 42-35, which began in 1977.
  • The Blue Devils have won the last two meetings, including last year’s 70-56 decision at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Dec. 21, 2022, and 56-52 outcome at John Paul Jones Arena on Feb. 19, 2023.
  • Last year’s loss at Cameron Indoor Stadium snapped UVA’s 12-game win streak, its longest since 1995.
  • In last year’s meeting at JPJ, the Cavaliers trimmed a 13-point deficit down to two points in the fourth quarter, but ultimately Duke held on for a four-point victory.
  • A total of 6,378 spectators were in attendance for last year’s game at JPJ, which was UVA’s highest attended game since 2011-12, when the Cavaliers knocked off Pat Summitt’s No. 3 Tennessee Lady Vols in overtime on Nov. 20, 2011.
  • Virginia won 28 of the first 33 meetings of the series from 1977-95.
  • The Cavaliers snapped a 26-game losing skid in the series with a 53-47 victory at JPJ on Feb. 10, 2019.


  • The Cavaliers dropped their ACC road opener, 63-60, at Georgia Tech this past Thursday (Jan. 4).
  • UVA had a chance to tie the game on its final possession, but Kymora Johnson’s contested 3-point attempt missed the mark with four seconds remaining.
  • Camryn Taylor (19 pts, 7-12 FG), Paris Clark (13 pts, 12 reb, 3 stl) and London Clarkson (11 pts, 4-5 FG, 6 reb, 4 blk) led the way for the Hoos.
  • Clark’s 13 points and 12 rebounds marked her first career double-double.
  • Virginia was just 1-of-16 from 3-point range … Taylor was the only Cavalier to find the bottom of the net from behind the arc.


  • 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 is currently ninth in the nation in rebounds (47.15), 10th in offensive rebounds (16.9), and 25th in both defensive rebounds (30.2) and in free throw percentage (77.5).
  • The Cavaliers are 8-2 this season when either leading or tying their opponents in rebounding.
  • Virginia has been outrebounded in just two contests this season (vs. #7 LSU & #3 NC State).
  • UVA has shot at least 80 percent from the charity stripe in six games this season.
  • Among all Division-I players, Camryn Taylor (89.8) is 18th in the nation in free throw percentage, also good for fourth in the ACC.


  • Fifth-year forward Camryn Taylor has led UVA in scoring in seven 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 10 times this season and has a pair of double-doubles (18 pts, 13 reb vs. Rider; 17 pts, 15 reb vs. #3 NC State).
  • She is currently fourth in the ACC and 18th in the nation in free throw percentage (89.8).
  • At La Salle (Dec. 3), Taylor went 10-for-10 at the charity stripe without hitting a basket from the field.


  • Kymora Johnson (5.6 apg) and Yonta Vaughn (3.8 apg) are one of just two pairs of teammates in the ACC averaging at least 3.9 assists per game.
  • Virginia is one of just 15 schools nationally with two players on its roster averaging at least 3.8 assists per game. Among those 15 programs, UVA is the only one with two underclassmen averaging at least 3.8 assists per game.
  • Johnson is currently fourth in the league in assists per game, while Vaughn is 14th.
  • Johnson is currently third in assists per game among all freshmen nationally.


  • Virginia hits the road for back-to-back away contests at NC State on Thursday (Jan. 11) and North Carolina on Sunday (Jan. 14).
  • Tipoff from Reynolds Coliseum (Raleigh, N.C.) is set for 7 p.m. on ACCNX, while Sunday’s is scheduled for 4 p.m. on ACC Network.