Comeback Comes Up Short for UVa Women Against #11 UNC
Sarah Imovbioh scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds
The Virginia women's basketball team rallied for a big comeback against #11 North Carolina, but came up just short in the end, falling 80-74.
UVa trimmed a 19 point second half deficit to just four on a three-pointer by Faith Randolph with 16 seconds remaining, but that was as close as they could get.
The Wahoos trailed UNC just 34-32 at halftime, before the Tar Heels went on a 24-7 run to open the second half.
"We are just disappointed with the outcome," says head coach Joanne Boyle. "I thought we had a great game plan going into the 1st half. For about 5 or 6 minutes at the start of the 2nd half, just had a huge letdown, and obviously had to fight our way back. Carolina is a very good team, and it's just tough to make up that many points."
Randolph led UVa (13-13, 6-7 ACC) with a game-high 24 points, and made 9-of-9 shots from the free throw line.
Sarah Imovbioh had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
UVa held a 25-13 edge in rebounding in the first half, but finished with an advantage of just 43-39.
Imovbioh had nine boards in the 1st half, but went to the bench at the 15:08 mark of the 2nd half after picking up her 4th foul.
Virginia returns to action Sunday at 2 PM at NC State.
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