CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 67-50 loss against Syracuse in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals on Thursday in Greensboro, NC.
The 8-seed Orange outscored the 9-seed Cavaliers 14-3 in the 4th quarter, and they ended the contest on a 12-0 run.
UVa trailed 53-47 heading into the final frame, but a three-pointer by senior Jocelyn Willoughby was the only basket they scored.
Willoughby tallied a team-high 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Wahoos.
Senior Lisa Jablonowski also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and senior Dominique Toussaint scored 12 points.
The Cavaliers turned the ball over 26 times against Syracuse.
Head coach Tin Thompson says, “We turned the ball over way too many times to be successful. Our effort was there, but just did not turn into the positive intentions that we were wanting and hoping for.”
“Right now it’s about taking advantage of the opportunity that’s before the younger players,” says Willoughby. "We’re done, and it goes by just like that.”
Jablonowski adds, “We feel comfortable giving the torch over to the younger players. At this point, all we can do is watch from the sidelines, and see our fruit grow, and hopefully have a successful season next year.”
Virginia finishes the season with a record of 13-17.