Virginia Falls at #6/7 North Carolina, 74-54
Jan. 30, 2003
Chapel Hill, N.C. – Virginia dropped a 74-54 decision at # 6/7 North Carolina on Thursday night.
The Cavaliers fall to 8-11 overall and 2-6 in ACC play, while Carolina improved to 18-2 on the season and 7-1 in the league.
“We got killed rebounding-wise,” said Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan. “Defensively I thought we were pretty solid.”
Sophomore LaTonya Blue (Baltimore, Md.) paced UVa with 14 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) added 12 points. Sophomore Cherrise Graham (Conshohocken, Pa.) went 4-5 from the line, halting her school record free throw mark with 31 straight makes.
Five Tar Heels netted double figures, led by Nikita Bell with 21 points.
Overall North Carolina out-rebounded UVa 51-46. The Cavs committed 27 turnovers while forcing 12. The difference came at the line as UVa went 9 for 23 (39%), while UNC went 18 for 38 (47%).
Virginia returns home on Monday, February 3, to host Clemson for a 7 p.m. contest at University Hall. RSN (Comcast Sports Net, Fox Sports Net South, Sunshine Network) will televise the game. Charlottesville’s WINA Radio (1070 AM) broadcasts each UVa game live with Jed Williams and Myron Ripley calling the action.
“I feel more comfortable at home,” said Teamer. “We have some young players still not use to playing on the road.”
1 2 - FinalVirginia (8-11, 2-6) 25 29 - 54#6/7North Carolina (18-2, 7-1) 26 48 - 74