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Women’s Basketball: Virginia falls on Senior Day to #8 N.C. State

UVA women’s basketballVirginia dropped its final game of the regular season, 75-64, to No. 8 N.C. State on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.

The Wolfpack (25-4, 14-3 ACC) started the game making their first 13 three-point attempts, building up a 14-point halftime lead that it extended to a 20-point advantage early in the third quarter.

The Cavaliers (13-16, 8-10 ACC) cut the deficit to eight in the final two minutes of the game, but could not complete the comeback.

A trio of freshmen finished with double-digit points for UVA, led by a 13-point performance from  redshirt freshman guard Amandine Toi. Kylie Kornegay-Lucas scored 11 points while freshman guard Carole Miller contributed 10.

N.C. State was led by a 15-point, 13-rebound performance by Elissa Cunane.

Despite the loss, the ‘Hoos secured the No. 9 seed in the 2020 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament and will have a first-round bye.

Virginia will begin play with a second-round game against the No. 8 seed, Syracuse, on Thursday, March 5 at 2 p.m.

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