Virginia Travels To Florida State For Regular-Season Finale
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s basketball team will look to extend its win streak to three games when it travels to Tallahassee, Fla., on Sunday (Feb. 26) to take on Florida State. The game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., and will be broadcast over the airwaves on WINA 1070 AM in the Charlottesville area. That broadcast, along with live statistics, can be accessed at VirginiaSports.com.
The Cavaliers (20-9, 8-7 ACC) secured a sixth-place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings with a Friday night (Feb. 24) victory over Wake Forest, 61-55. Playing their final regular-season home game, seniors Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) and Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) helped secure a 20-win season for head coach Joanne Boyle, the eighth of her 10-year career.
Shine scored her 1,000th-career point vs. the Demon Deacons, while Moorer moved into Virginia’s top 20 for scoring (1,171 points). Moorer continues to lead the ‘Hoos offensively, averaging 13.5 points per game.
Sophomore guard Ataira Franklin (Bowie, Md.) was Virginia’s high-scorer vs. Wake Forest with 17 points, and averages 12.1 ppg on the season.
UVa improved to 14-0 when out-rebounding an opponent and held its 21st opponent of the season to less than 60 points. Only the 1974-75 and 1980-81 squads have held more opponents (22) to less than 60 points in a single-season.
Florida State (14-15, 6-9 ACC) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 74-52 victory at Clemson on Feb. 23. The Seminoles are led by Cierra Bravard’s 13.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
Virginia leads the all-time series with Florida State, 31-13, but FSU has won four out of the last five meetings. Virginia won the first regular-season match-up, 62-52, on Jan. 29 in Charlottesville. In games played in Tallahassee, Fla., Virginia holds a 14-6 record vs. the Seminoles.
Following the last day of regular-season action on Sunday, the seedings and pairings for the 2012 ACC Tournament (March 1-4 in Greensboro, N.C.) will be announced at some point Sunday evening. Check VirginiaSports.com for the most up-to-date information.