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Cavalier Women Upset #17 Florida State 85-68

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The Virginia women's basketball team upset #17 Florida State 85-68 Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Lexie Gerson said, "I have 100%, 114% faith in my team and what we are capable of doing. I am excited about the future. I think this was a big step for us. Just the way it felt. It was really fun and I just felt like everyone was full of passion, which I don't think we've had in certain games."

"There is a spirit about this team that we're not going to lay down and die," said head coach Joanne Boyle. "It's not going to be that we're going to be perfect every game so I was glad to see how we regrouped  - that's growth for us."

Faith Randolph scored a game-high 26-points off the bench for UVa, while Ataira Franklin added 18 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists.

"The sixth man is the most important player on your team," said Gerson. "I used to be the sixth man so I know. I think Faith has been doing an unbelievable job off the bench and being that spark. I appreciate it so much."

Boyle added, "the great thing about Faith is she doesn't care. It is what it is and she's always going to deliver so, one day, believe me, it will happen. But whatever is working for us is going."

Randolph said, "I kind of use it as an advantage by watching the game and seeing what we need like where the defense is and where I can get my shot off. It's kind of helpful sometimes seeing the game before actually being in there."

FSU scored the first basket of the game, but a 15-1 run by the Cavaliers gave them the lead, and they never looked back.

The Wahoos were playing their third straight game against a ranked opponent, and had lost the first two against #2 Notre Dame and #3 Duke.

Virginia (9-9, 2-3 ACC) will host #6 Maryland Thursday at 6:30 PM.

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