Women’s Basketball: UVA hosts American on Wednesday

UVA women’s basketballThe UVA women’s basketball team (3-5, 0-0 ACC) hosts American (4-3, 0-0 Patriot) on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., at John Paul Jones Arena.


  • New this year for all regular-season home games, available reserved single-game tickets can be purchased for $8 in advance, online and via mobile devices, or for $10 at the John Paul Jones ticket office on game day. General admission single-game tickets are $5 in advance, online and via mobile devices or $8 at the John Paul Jones ticket office on game day. Courtside seats are $15

Broadcast Information

  • The game will stream on ACC Network Extra, which is available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN app
  • All of the 2018-19 Virginia women’s basketball games – home and away – are available locally on the radio on NewsRadio 1070 AM and 98.9 FM WINA
  • Fans can also keep up with the action through live stats on VirginiaSports.com

Game Notes

  • Wednesday night is Holiday Sweater Night at JPJ. Fans are encouraged to wear their festive holiday garb to the arena, especially UVA-themed attire
  • This is the second-straight game for the Cavaliers against a team with an Eagles mascot after downing the Coppin State Eagles, 55-41, on Sunday
  • The game against Radford on Saturday, Dec. 8 is the Cavaliers’ last home game before Christmas. The next time UVA will be at JPJ will be on Sunday, Dec. 30 to host Charlotte in the final non-conference game of the season
  • Sophomore guard Khyasia Caldwell (Pocono Summit, Pa.) topped her then-career-high nine-point performance at Michigan State on Wednesday by scoring 11 points against Coppin State on Sunday
  • In the last two games, Caldwell has scored a combined 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting (81.8 percent)
  • Caldwell was 5-of-5 from the field against Coppin State, the first time a player was perfect with at least five attempts since Sarah Imovbioh went 7-of-7 against Louisville on March 1, 2015
  • Junior forward Shakyna Payne (Acworth, Ga.) scored a career-high seven points, playing a career-high 26 minutes against Coppin State
  • Junior guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) had her team-leading sixth double-digit scoring effort of the season against Coppin State
  • Junior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against Coppin State
  • Willoughby has three-straight games of double-digit rebounds, averaging 12.7 per game in that span
  • Willoughby has moved up to being tied for 11th in the ACC, averaging 8.3 rebounds per game
  • Virginia is fourth in the ACC in three-point shooting efficiency, making 36.1 percent of its long-range attempts
  • Willoughby is shooting 50.0 percent from three-point range (13-of-26), tied for second in the ACC
  • Sophomore guard Brianna Tinsley (Madison, Va.) is 12th in the ACC in made threes per game (2.1)
  • A different player has led the team in scoring in each of the last three games (Martinsen 15 vs SLU; Tinsley 19 at Michigan State; Toussaint 14 vs Coppin State), but Willoughby has led the team in rebounding in each of the last three games
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