CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (8-9, 0-6 ACC) challenges its fifth ranked opponent in its last six games on Sunday (Jan. 21), when the Cavaliers travel to No. 15 Florida State (14-5, 5-2 ACC). Tipoff from Tucker Center is set for 2 p.m. on ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) and 98.9-FM/1070-AM WINA.


  • The Cavaliers are in search of their first ACC win of the season and hope to snap a six-game losing skid.
  • Camryn Taylor has led Virginia in scoring in five of its six ACC games. Taylor is averaging 16.2 points per game in league play, good for eighth in the conference.
  • Coming off an 89-81 victory over then-No. 11 Virginia Tech, FSU dropped its second ACC contest of the season at Syracuse on Thursday (Jan. 18), 79-73.
  • The Seminoles have four players averaging double-digit points: Ta’Niya Latson (20.3 peg), O’Mariah Gordon (13.9), Makayla Timpson (13.6) and Sara Bejedi (13.2). The group has accounted for 85.5 percent of FSU’s scoring production in ACC play.


  • Shawn Davison (play-by-play) and Melissa Bruner (analyst) will have the call on ACCNX, which will also be streamed online via
  • The game will also be broadcast on 98.9-FM/1070-AM WINA, and the Virginia Sports mobile app.
  • Live statistics will be located on and the Virginia Sports mobile app.


  • Virginia leads the all-time series, which began in 1990, 35-22, including a 15-12 record in Tallahassee.
  • The two teams met only once prior to FSU joining the ACC, on Dec. 8, 1990, in the inaugural matchup, which UVA won 92-77 in Charlottesville.
  • The Seminoles have won nine of the last 10 meetings.
  • The Cavaliers’ last win in Tallahassee was on Feb. 26, 2012, when they defeated FSU 66-57.
  • Four Cavaliers scored in double figures in the win, including Ariana Moorer, who had a team-high 23 points. Both teams nearly shot 50 percent from the field, but 18 FSU turnovers – in contrast to UVA’s eight – proved to be the difference.


  • Virginia led FSU, 60-50, heading into the fourth quarter at John Paul Jones Arena last season, but the Noles outscored UVA 27-8 in the fourth quarter to seal a 77-68 comeback win.
  • UVA had 21 turnovers, while FSU had 12.
  • Camryn Taylor led all scorers with 18 points while Sam Brunelle and London Clarkson added 11 points each for Virginia.
  • Florida State’s Ta’Niya Latson and Sara Bejedi topped the Seminoles with 15 points apiece. Latson came into the contest as the ACC’s top scorer, averaging 24.3 points per contest.


  • Virginia head coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton’s last win as Missouri State head coach was over Florida State [61-50] in the first-four round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament in Baton Rouge, La.
  • MSU’s postseason victory over the Seminoles was one of nine wins over a Power-5 opponent during Agugua-Hamilton’s three-year stint with the Lady Bears.
  • Agugua-Hamilton was named UVA’s sixth head coach three days later.


  • Virginia dropped its sixth straight game against No. 19 Notre Dame, 86-76, at John Paul Jones Arena this past Thursday (Jan. 18).
  • The Hoos trailed by as many as 20 points in the third quarter, but UVA cut its deficit to as little as six points late in the fourth quarter.
  • Kymora Johnson (16 pts, 8 reb, 7 ast), Paris Clark (16 pts) and Olivia McGhee (14 pts) all scored in double figures for the Hoos.
  • In her second career start, first-year McGhee tied her season high in scoring.
  • Notre Dame attempted 44 free throws, which tied the JPJ Arena record by a UVA opponent.
  • The Cavaliers committed a season-high 23 turnovers.


  • Virginia’s last win over a ranked opponent was in Charlottesville against then-No. 22 NC State, 71-59, on Feb. 12, 2023.
  • Dating back to 2016-17, Virginia has just three ranked wins, only one over a top-20 foe.
  • UVA 1-49 in its last 50 games against ranked opponents.
  • Virginia’s last road win over a ranked opponent was on Feb. 13, 2011, when the Cavaliers knocked off then-No. 11 Maryland, 60-57, in College Park.


  • As of Jan. 20, Virginia ranks 10th in the nation in rebounds per game (45.53), 13th in offensive rebounds per game (16.1), 27th in defensive rebounds per game (29.5) and 12th free throw percentage (78.9).
  • The Cavaliers are 8-4 this season when either leading or tying their opponents in rebounding.
  • Virginia has been outrebounded in just four contests this season (vs. #7 LSU, #3 NC State, Duke, and #20 North Carolina).
  • UVA has shot at least 80 percent from the charity stripe in eight games this season, including its most recent against Notre Dame (94.4).
  • Among all Division-I players, Camryn Taylor (87.2) is 35th in the nation in free throw percentage, also good for third in the ACC.


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


  • Virginia returns to John Paul Jones Arena to host Pittsburgh (6-12, 0-5 ACC) on Thursday (Jan. 25).
  • Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.