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Feb. 24, 2006

This Week
Virginia closes out the regular season with Clemson on Sunday, Feb. 26 in the “Last Ball in U-Hall” at 2 p.m. Fans will receive a commemorative ticket. For Smithfield Family Fun Days, fans will receive 4 game tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 Pepsi, and 4 popcorns for just $20 (while supplies last). The Senior Class will be honored in a pregame ceremony.

Scouting Clemson
The Lady Tigers, under the guidance of first-year head coach Cristy McKinney, are riding a nine-game losing streak to stand 8-19 overall and 2-11 in ACC play after an 89-63 loss at No. 4 Maryland on Feb. 23. Sophomore guard Maxienne White paces the squad with 11.2 ppg and 6.8 rpg, while senior center Amanda Frist follows with 10.8 ppg.

Series vs. Lady Tigers
Virginia stands 30-28 against Clemson in all-time series action. Last season, the teams met just once with UVa picking up a 68-49 win at University Hall.

The Last Ball in U-Hall
In its 33rd season, University Hall is hosting Virginia basketball for the last time during 2005-06 season.

Sunday’s game with Clemson is the last regular-season contest for the University of Virginia women’s basketball team in historic University Hall. Please join us for a special halftime celebration.

In its 33rd season of women’s basketball, University Hall continues to come to life everytime the Cavaliers take the court. UVa’s all-time record at U-Hall speaks for itself. The `Hoos stand 370-81 (.820) overall and 8-5 at home this season.

The Cavaliers have also recorded five perfect seasons at home- 1987 (14-0), 1988 (14-0), 1993 (15-0), 1994 (16-0), and 1995 (14-0). In 1984, Virginia established a new school record for most consecutive home wins, amassing 61 straight victories- the fourth longest home court win streak in the history of women’s basketball.

Beginning next season, the Cavaliers will play in the state-of-the-art John Paul Jones Arena.

Senior Status
Virginia sports just one senior this season- forward Tiffany Sardin. During her UVa tenure, the 6-1 post from Chicago, Ill., has been a part of a 67-51 (.568) record, two NCAA Tournament appearances, two appearances in the ACC Tournament semifinal game, and head coach Debbie Ryan’s 600th career win. A three-time team captain, Sardin was named the 2005 Cavalier Classic MVP, to the ACC All-Tournament Team, and the team’s Unsung Hero as a junior. She will graduate in May with a degree in sociology.

Joining Sardin is head manager Matt Marlow. In his second season with the Cavaliers, Marlow is responsible for training the manager corps, organizing film exchange with opponents, and travelling with the team. A native of Fairfax, Va., he will graduate in May with a degree in government and African & Afro-American studies.

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