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Cavalier Women Upset #6 Maryland 86-72

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Virginia improves to 3-3 in the ACC after beating Maryland 86-72 Virginia improves to 3-3 in the ACC after beating Maryland 86-72

The Virginia women's basketball team beat a ranked opponent for the second game in a row, as the Cavaliers upset #6 Maryland 86-72 Thursday at John Paul Jones Arena.

UVa beat #17 Florida State 85-68 in its previous match.

The 'Hoos trailed the Terps by four at halftime, but outscored Maryland 52-34 in the second half.

Head coach Joanne Boyle says, "The feeling in the locker room going on, a lot of respect to Maryland, they're a great team.  So to go into the locker room and feel like, not like we won a national championship.  It's like, 'You know what?  We belong here.  We belong at the top of the ACC.  We can do this.'"

Senior Ataira Franklin adds, "I think it shows that we're a resilient team, and we're starting to come into our own, especially being able to put these two big wins together.  I think we're starting to show everyone that this is the team we're going to be, and just establishing an identity for ourselves."

Kelsey Wolfe scored 24 points for Virginia.

Franklin and Faith Randolph each added 19.

The win snaps a five-game losing streak for UVa against Maryland, and ends the Terps 14-game winning streak.

Virginia (10-9, 3-3 ACC) returns to action Sunday at Syracuse.

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