Postgame Notes vs. NC State
Women’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Virginia 74, NC State 49
Feb. 1, 2008
Records: Virginia 16-5, 5-1 ACC; NC State 14-8, 2-5 ACC
Tonight’s attendance was 3,970.
Virginia snapped its four-game losing skid to the Wolfpack with the win. The Cavaliers lead the all-time series 34-29.
UVa is 5-1 in conference play for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.
At 16-5, the Cavaliers are off to their best start since the 2004-05 team began the year 17-5. UVa has one 10 of its last 11 games.
UVa is 23-8 all-time in John Paul Jones Arena, including a 10-2 mark this season.
Virginia led at the break 42-20 and is 14-3 this season when leading at halftime.
The Cavaliers outrebounded NC State 42-34. UVa is 14-2 this year when outrebounding its opponent.
UVa shot 50 percent (31-62) from the field against the Wolfpack. Virginia is an undefeated 6-0 this year when shooting 50 percent or better.
Virginia also is an unbeaten 13-0 when scoring 70 or more points.
The Cavaliers swatted a season-high nine blocks against the Wolfpack. The previous high was six at South Carolina back on Nov. 15.
Fourth-year Sharne Zoll finished with a season-high 12 assists, which also was one short of her career high. Zoll needs 42 more helpers to tie former Cavalier Dawn Staley’s all-time mark 729.
Second-year Monica Wright tallied 16 points to increase her double-digit scoring streak to 19 games.
Tonight’s game with NC State was part of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s “Think Pink” initiative which assists in raising breast cancer awareness. Student-athletes, coaches and fans participated by wearing commemorative warm-ups, sneakers and pink clothing. Head coaches Kay Yow and Debbie Ryan have both battled cancer during their careers.
The game against NC State was broadcast live on ACC Select and can be archived at www.accselect.com.
Virginia will play host to Morehead State at 7 p.m. Monday in John Paul Jones Arena.