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Feb. 24, 2002

Box Score

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.”

Sophomore Anna Crosswhite (Castlecrag, Australia) led the team with 12 points, while sophomore Anna Prillaman (Midlothian, Va.) added 10 points.

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
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