Virginia Falls to Florida State in Home Finale, 79-77
Feb. 18, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s basketball lost its final regular-season home game to Florida State, 79-77, on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.
The Cavaliers fell to 15-12 overall and 4-8 in the ACC, while the Seminoles improved to 19-8 overall and 8-4 in the league.
Virginia jumped out to a quick seven-point lead, 11-4, to open the game. FSU came back to tie the game three times, before UVa entered the locker room with a three-point advantage, 35-32.
The Seminoles opened the second half with a 12-3 run to go ahead by six, 44-38. UVa battled back with a 9-3 run to tie the game at 47-47 with 12:37 to go on a three-pointer by senior Siedah Williams (Cleveland, Ohio). The score seesawed back and forth for a two-point margin over the next seven minutes until FSU took a four-point lead, 76-72 with just 23 seconds to go. Junior Sharneé Zoll (Marlboro, N.J.) scored a lay-up to bring UVa within two, 76-74. FSU followed with a lay-up of its own to maintain a four-point edge, 78-74 with eight seconds on the clock. With Zoll then nailed a huge three-pointer to bring the `Hoos within one, 78-77 with 3.5 seconds to go. UVa fouled and sent FSU to the line where Britany Miller made one of two free throws. UVa’s final shot, a three-pointer by freshman Paulisha Kellum (Upper Marlboro, Md.), fell short as time expired.
Sophomore Lyndra Littles (Washington, D.C.) led UVa with a game-high 22 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for her 13th double-double of the season (18th of her career). Williams followed with 17 points, while freshman Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) also notched her third career double-double with 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. Zoll added 11 points, and Kellum finished with 10.
Alicia Gladden led FSU with 21 points, while Miller followed with 17 points. Tanae Davis Cain came off the bench for 15 points.
Overall, Virginia out-rebounded Florida State, 49-39. The Cavaliers finished 17-of-18 from the free throw line for a season-high 94.4 percent.
Virginia closes the ACC regular-season with two road games. The first stop is Georgia Tech on Thursday, Feb. 22 for a 7 p.m. contest.
1 2 - FinalFlorida State (19-8, 8-4) 32 47 - 79Virginia (15-12, 4-8) 35 42 - 77