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Feb. 23, 2007

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Virginia closes out the regular-season at Clemson on Sunday, Feb. 25 for a 2 p.m. contest.

The 2007 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament is slated for March 1-4 at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum. The bracket will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 25 following the completion of all action.

The Lady Tigers, under the guidance of second-year head coach Cristy McKinney, stand 12-16 overall and 4-9 in ACC play after a 73-61 loss at Florida State on Feb. 22. Junior guard D’Lesha Lloyd leads CU with 14.0 ppg. Junior guard Tasha Taylor follows with 12.1 ppg, while freshman guard Lele Hardy is third with 11.4 ppg and a team-best 6.9 rpg.

Virginia holds a 31-28 series edge over Clemson since the teams’ first meeting in 1978. Last season in the “Last Ball in U-Hall”, Virginia closed its historic home court with an 83-64 win. Center Siedah Williams and forward Lyndra Littles scored 17 points each in the win.

Each of the last two seasons, Virginia has hosted Clemson in Charlottesville for the teams’ single ACC outing. The last time UVa visited Clemson, the Cavaliers spent an extra two days in South Carolina. Following a 60-56 loss on Jan. 25, 2004, the Cavaliers made it as far as Greenville before an ice storm closed the airport and all major roads for two days. Fog prevented the team from flying home, so after three days of being stranded in a hotel, the UVa players and staff made it safely back to Grounds following a six-and-half hour bus ride.

Virginia dropped a 73-49 decision at Georgia Tech on Thursday evening at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Freshmen Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) and Paulisha Kellum (Upper Marlboro, Md.) led UVa with 12 points each. Junior Sharneé Zoll (Marlboro, N.J.) finished with 10 first-half points.

Overall, Tech out-rebounded UVa, 37-29. Virginia shot 57 percent (12-21) in the first half and a dismal 23.8 percent (5-21) in the second half. The Cavaliers committed 29 turnovers while forcing 19.

After 28 contests, sophomore Lyndra Littles leads the Cavaliers with 16.4 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Freshman Monica Wright follows with 14.6 ppg and a team-best 66 steals, while junior Sharneé Zoll adds 10.2 ppg and 165 assists.

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