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Game Notes: Virginia women close out homestand with FSU on Thursday night

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Virginia (14-4, 3-4 ACC) closes out a three-game homestand by hosting Florida State (16-4, 5-2 ACC) on Thursday at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.

The game will stream online on ACCNX through the ESPN app. The broadcast will be available through participating TV providers that carry ACC Network.

The game will be airing on the Virginia Sports Radio Network

Virginia Notes

  • At 14-4 this season, the Cavaliers are tied with UIC for the largest increase in total wins last season [Virginia (+9), UIC (+9), Illinois (+8), ETSU (+7), and Butler (+6)]. The Cavaliers have the largest increase in winning percentage [Virginia (+59.3%), Illinois (+57.4%), UIC (+57.3%), ETSU (+47.0%), and Florida Atlantic (+45.8%)]. Virginia was 5-22 last season with a .185 win percentage.
  • The Cavaliers are ninth in the nation (second in the ACC) in rebounding with 45.1 per game.
  • UVA leads the ACC in three-point percentage defense (10th in the NCAA) with opponents shooting just 24.8 percent. The Cavaliers are 19th in the nation in field goal shooting percentage defense at 35.1 percent.
  • Camryn Taylor comes into the game with 981 points in her collegiate career, 19 points shy of also reaching that milestone. She scored 598 of those points at Marquette.

Florida State Notes

  • The Seminoles have victories over NC State and North Carolina this season, but dropped their last game against Louisville, 82-75, and also fell in overtime against Boston College.
  • Florida State is led by freshman Ta’Niya Latson. Latson has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week nine times this season. She has five 30-point games this season. She was added to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25. She ranks fifth in the nation in points per game at 24.3, pacing the conference in that category.
  • Makayla Timpson leads the defensive efforts, averaging 9.0 rebounds per game (fifth in the ACC) and 2.1 blocked shots per game (second in the ACC).
  • Jazmine Massengill leads the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.55.
  • FSU is second in the nation with 6.4 blocked shots per game.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

In addition to being the editor of Augusta Free Press, I've written seven books, including Poverty of Imagination and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, both published in 2019, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For my commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to my YouTube page, Want to reach me? Try [email protected].

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