UVA Women's Hoops Upsets #24 FSU On Senior Day

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The Virginia women's basketball team ended a five game losing streak, as the Cavaliers upset #24 Florida State 72-60 Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Freshman Faith Randolph scored a team-high and career-high 19 points.

Randolph says, "I thought this was a good game to get another win, and be ready for the tournament."

"She became a sophomore tonight," says head coach Joanne Boyle.  "She did. Hopefully she'll be a junior by the tournament."

Senior Simone Egwu had 17 points and 11 rebounds in her final game at JPJ.

"This is exactly how I was picturing it coming out," says Egwu.  "We just all had a feeling that this was it, and this was going to be a huge game. We didn't want it to end the way out last couple of games had ended. We really came out on fire, and it showed up."

Head coach Joanne Boyle says, "I told them in the locker room, 'Don't anybody say anything. Just sit here for a second. Smell this. This is what it's supposed to feel like in March.'"

Junior Ataira Franklin had 18 points and nine rebounds.

UVA led by 30-25 at halftime.

The game was tied at 55 with 4:14 remaining, when Randolph connected on a three pointer, and the Cavaliers would pull away down the stretch.

Virginia (16-13, 8-10 ACC) will begin play in the ACC tournament this week, as the 6-seed Wahoos take on 11-seed Boston College Thursday at 8 pm.