Virginia Travels to No. 8/4 North Carolina
Feb. 22, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia closes out the regular season with two games. First the Cavaliers travel to No. 8/4 North Carolina on Thursday, Feb. 24 for a 7 p.m. game at Carmichael Auditorium.
UVa returns home for its final game against Wake Forest. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. at University Hall. The Senior Class will be honored in pregame ceremony at 1:45 p.m.
WINA Radio (1070 AM) will broadcast all games live with Jed Williams calling the action and Myron Ripley on color commentary.
Under the guidance of head coach Debbie Ryan, Virginia stands 18-8 overall and 7-5 in ACC play. Seniors LaTonya Blue and Brandi Teamer lead the Cavaliers with 12.5 points per game each, while senior Jocelyn Logan-Friend follows with 9.3 ppg and a team-best 6.7 rpg. Sophomore Brenna McGuire adds 7.0 ppg and a team-best 53 treys. In ACC games only, Blue is the team’s leader with 15.4 ppg.
The No. 8/4 Tar Heels, under the guidance of 19th-year head coach Sylvia Hatchell, stand 22-3 overall and 10-2 in the ACC after a75-72 overtime win over No. 21/24 NC State on Feb. 20. Sophomore Ivory Latta paces the team with 15.5 ppg, while freshman Erlana Larkins adds 15.5 ppg and a team-best 7.2 rpg. Sophomore Camille Little adds 12.0 ppg.
North Carolina holds a 36-31 series advantage over Virginia since the teams first met in 1976. In their first meeting this season on Feb. 7 in Charlottesville, Virginia fell to No. 8/6 North Carolina, 76-56. In the first half, the Cavaliers went on a 13-0 run to go ahead by 12 points, 15-3. The Tar Heels went on their own run to tie the game at 27-27 with 44 seconds to go. UVa held a two-point edge at halftime, 29-27. In the second half, Virginia re-built its lead to six, 39-33, but UNC utilized a 16-0 run to go ahead for good. The Tar Heels led by as many as 21 points. Senior Jocelyn Logan-Friend paced the Cavaliers with 13 points. Freshman Takisha Granberry came off the bench for 11 points, including two treys. Senior Brandi Teamer added 10 points. UNC out-rebounded Virginia, 41-31.
The Demon Deacons, under the guidance of first-year head coach Mike Petersen, stand 14-11 overall and 3-9 in the ACC after a 68-60 win at Clemson on Feb. 21. Junior Cotelia Bond-Young is the team leader with 16.0 ppg, while junior Liz Strunk, who scored a school record 40 points against the Lady Tigers, follows with 14.0 ppg. Porsche Jones adds 13.1 ppg, and junior Erin Ferrell contributes 11.3 ppg and a team-best 8.6 rpg. Wake Forest hosts No. 19/21 NC State (Feb. 24) before travelling to Charlottesville.
Virginia holds a 55-2 series advantage over Wake Forest since the teams’ first meeting in 1976. In the 2005 ACC season opener on Jan. 6, UVa recorded its seventh straight victory with a thrilling 85-83 overtime win at Wake Forest. For the second straight game, sophomore Siedah Williams came off the bench to lead four Cavaliers in double-digit scoring. She finished with a career-high 28 points and a career-high 11 rebounds en route to the first double-double of her career. The Cavaliers attempted a school record 54 free throws, while senior Brandi Teamer attempted a school record 20 free throws by herself. UVa out-rebounded WF, 43-41.