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No. 24 Virginia (16-11, 7-7 ACC)
Hampton (10-13, 8-7 MEAC)
Feb. 19, 2001 * 7:30 p.m. * University Hall * Charlottesville, Va.


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Virginia enters tonight’s game against Hampton with a 16-11 overallrecord. The Cavaliers are currently ranked No. 24 in the USA Today/ESPNpoll. Virginia’s Atlantic Coast Conference record dropped to 7-7 with a 78-71loss at Clemson on Feburary 15. The Cavaliers have lost three of their last fivegames.

Hampton enters the game with a 10-13 overall record and an 8-7 markin the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The Lady Pirates had theirtwo-game winning streak snapped with a 70-57 loss at Delaware State onFebruary 17. Hampton has won three of its last six games. Tonight’s gamemarks the first meeting ever between the two teams.


The Lady Pirates enter tonight’s game with a 10-13 overall record andare 8-7 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Hampton has won sixof its last 10 games. The Lady Pirates’two-game winning streak was snappedon February 17 with a 70-57 loss at Delaware State. Sophomore guardLashondra Dixon leads the Lady Pirates in scoring with 13.6 points per game,followed by senior guard Lineni Noa (9.3). Freshman forward NicoleBrathwaite is the leading rebounder with 6.8 per game. Patricia Cage-Bibbs,currently in her fourth year as the head coach at Hampton, has led the LadyPirates to a 50-30 record. A year ago, Hampton won the MEAC Tournamentand lost to the University of Connecticut in the first round of the NCAATournament.


Tonight’s matchup between Virginia and Hampton marks the firstgame ever in the series between the Cavaliers and the Lady Pirates.


The Cavaliers have a record of 320-59 (.844) in games played atUniversity Hall, including a 10-3 mark this season. A year ago, Virginia regis-tereda 16-1 record at home and averaged 3,004 fans per game. During the1990’s the Cavaliers posted a record of 137-15 in University Hall.

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