No. 14 Virginia Defeats Clemson, 75-67
CLEMSON, S.C. No. 14 Virginia defeated Clemson on the road Monday night, 75-67. Lyndra Littles was the Cavaliers’ high scorer with 22 points, while Aisha Mohammed added 17 points and 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the year.
Monica Wright was also an offensive force for Virginia, netting 19 points in addition to her six rebounds and five steals.
With the win, Virginia improved to 16-4 overall and 3-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Clemson’s record, meanwhile, dropped to 12-9 overall, 2-5 in the ACC.
With the score tied 6-6 early in the first half, Virginia created some separation by going on a 10-4 run and taking a 16-10 lead on a three-point play by Littles with 12:16 left. The Cavaliers doubled that lead, 24-12, on two free throws by Mohammed with 9:11 left.
UVa out-shot Clemson, .429-.303, and out-rebounded the Tigers, 24-18, in the first half and led 36-26 at the break.
In the second half, Clemson cut the lead to five points, 57-52, on three-straight 3-pointers by Kirstyn Wright at the nine-minute mark. Virginia responded by getting to the free throw and converting both opportunities on three-straight possessions.
UVa continued to hold its lead and eventually won by a score of 75-67.
Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan earned her 691st career victory, and the Cavaliers won their sixth-straight against Clemson.
Next up, Virginia returns home for four-straight games: Maryland (Jan. 30), Longwood (Feb. 1), Duke (Feb. 5) and Virginia Tech (Feb. 8).