North Carolina Hopes To Rebound Against Virginia
Jan. 6, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–After being outplayed in a loss to rival North Carolina State on Monday, No.9 North Carolina faces another tough test with a visit to Virginia on Thursdaynight.
The Tar Heels (9-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) made a late run at thethird-ranked Wolfpack, but fell short and suffered a 79-72 defeat.
LaQuanda Barksdale and Nikki Teasley each scored 17 points for NorthCarolina, while Leah Sharp added 12.
Bouncing back will not be easy for North Carolina, as Virginia (9-4, 1-1)has rebounded from a poor start to win five straight games.
The Cavaliers struggled to open the season and got off to their worst startin 23 years. They have since turned it around during a six-game homestand whichconcludes with Thursday’s game. Virginia has won six straight home games.
The Cavaliers got their first league win with an 83-70 victory over GeorgiaTech on Monday.
North Carolina has dominated Virginia in recent seasons to trim theCavaliers’ lead in the all-time series to 27-26. The Tar Heels have won fivestraight and seven of the last eight meetings.