CHARLOTTESVILLE Virginia travels to No. 12/11 Duke Sunday for a televised showdown at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tip-off is 12:30 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports South) with Mike Hogewood and Debbie Antonelli calling the action.
Additionally, live audio is available through V Pass and the game will air on the radio on WINA 1070 AM in the Charlottesville area with Jay James, Myron Ripley and Larry Johnson calling the game.
Virginia (20-7, 8-3 ACC) is receiving votes in both national polls and is on a two-game win streak. The Cavaliers earned their 20th win of the season with an 83-71 victory over Clemson Thursday night, and reached the 20-win milestone during the regular-season for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.
Sharne Zoll became the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-time assists leader against the Tigers, breaking the 16-year-old record held by Dawn Staley (729; 1989-92). Heading into Sunday’s game, Zoll has dished out 731 assists and is averaging 6.0 per game.
Virginia leads the all-time series with Duke, 32-25, but has lost 13 straight in the series. The Cavaliers won during the 2000 season at home, but have not been victorious in Durham since Feb. 19, 1997 (86-56). Since then, UVa has lost eight-straight on the Blue Devils’ homecourt.
Monica Wright, a sophomore, leads the Cavaliers on both ends of the floor. She leads the team and ranks second in the ACC in scoring, averaging 17.1 points per game. The reigning ACC Rookie of the Year, Wright has been named the conference’s player of the week once this year and was also selected as a member of the Naismith Trophy preseason watch list.
Down low for Virginia, Lyndra Littles and Aisha Mohammed have emerged as one of the strongest frontcourts in the league. Littles ranks second on the team and sixth in the ACC in scoring (16.2 ppg), while Mohammed has registered 10 double-doubles on the year and nearly averages one (12.9 points, 9.1 rebounds per game).
Rounding out the Cavaliers’ starting lineup is sophomore Paulisha Kellum. While her reputation can be described as underrated, she recently exploded offensively at No. 4/4 Maryland on Feb. 8 for 23 points and averages 9.2 ppg.
Duke (20-7, 9-3 ACC) is led by Chante Black (13.4 points, 7.1 rebounds per game) and Abby Waner (10.9 points per game). Head coach Joanne P. McCallie is in her first season in Durham.
Lucas Playing Key Role in TurnaroundField Hockey10/20/16Carrera Lucas' play at goalkeeper has helped No.9 Virginia, which hosts No. 7 Louisville on Friday night, win seven of its past eight games.Media Day NotebookMen's Basketball10/18/16Virginia, which advanced to the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight in 2015-16, opens the season Nov. 11 against UNC Greensboro at the Greensboro Coliseum.Reuter Ready To Take On Larger RoleMen's Basketball10/17/16A 6-7, 243-pound sophomore from Marion, Mass., Jarred Reuter is competing for a starting spot in the Cavaliers' frontcourt.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
ACC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll Announced
W. Basketball | 10/12/2016
The Virginia women’s basketball team has been predicted to finish 10th in the official 2016...
Jeff White: Newcomers Expand Boyle's Options
W. Basketball | 10/5/2016
Practice officially began Tuesday for the Cavaliers, who open the season Nov. 11 against Middle...
Meet the Teams Day Set for Oct. 23
W. Basketball | 10/4/2016
The annual Meet the Teams Day with the men's and women's basketball teams will be held on Oct. 23...
UVA Women's Basketball Single-Game Tickets On Sale
W. Basketball | 10/3/2016
Buy Tickets | Single-game tickets and Sunday Family Packages for Virginia women's basketball home...
ACC Releases Virginia's 2016-17 Women's Basketball Schedule
W. Basketball | 9/15/2016
The Cavaliers open the 2016-17 season at home on November 11, hosting Middle Tennessee State.
Virginia Women’s Basketball 2016-17 Season Tickets On ...
W. Basketball | 8/1/2016
Season tickets for the 2016-17 Virginia women’s basketball season are on sale now.
Jeff White: Moses Seizes Chance to Broaden Horizons
W. Basketball | 07/29/2016
Virginia's top returning post player, junior forward Lauren Moses, has had an eventful summer...
Andrew Landers Named Video Coordinator
W. Basketball | 07/08/2016
Andrew Landers joins the Virgina women's basketball staff as the video coordinator.
- Online Stores