Women's Basketball Wins Last Game at FSU, 57-54
Feb. 24, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The University of Virginia women’s basketball team closed out the ACC slate with a 57-54 win at Florida State on Sunday afternoon.
The Cavaliers finished regular-season play at 16-11 overall and 9-7 in ACC, good for third place. The Seminoles fell to 13-14 overall and 4-12 in the Conference.
In the first half, the teams traded baskets over the first 10 minutes until UVa went on a 14-5 run to go ahead by 11 points, 30-19. The Cavaliers led at intermission, 30-21.
In the second stanza,Virginia cranked up its lead to 14 points, 37-23, before the Seminoles chipped away to come within one, 54-53 with 2:46 remaining. UVa held onto the win with a free throw and lay-up from freshman Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.), who finished with nine points.
“It wasn’t pretty,” Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan said, “but it was a very physical game. They keyed in on Brandi a lot.”
April Traylor paced FSU with 15 points. Genesis Choice had 13 points.
Virginia out-rebounded Florida State, 38-33. UVa went 14-19 from the line, including a perfect 12-12 in the first half.
Virginia awaits its seeding in the 2002 ACC Tournament, to be held March 1-4 in Greensboro, N.C. The ACC will announce the bracket following Monday night’s Clemson-N.C. State contest.
“It was an awesome finish for this team,” Ryan added. “They’re so young, but have worked very, very hard to get here. This team’s been a dream to coach.”
NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1 2 - FinalVirginia (16-11, 9-7) 30 27 - 57Florida State (13-14, 4-12) 21 33 - 54