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Squad finishes 9-7 with three straight wins

Cavaliers defeat Florida State 66-5 offsets 23 percent field goal percentage, growing frustration, leaves room for improvement

The Virginia women's basketball team concluded its home schedule Friday before taking a trip to Tallahassee yesterday to defeat Florida State 66-57. With regular season accolades, tournament scenarios and postseason implications all too apparent to go unnoticed, the suddenly surging Cavaliers won their third straight game to clinch a winning record in the ACC.

During Friday's second half, Virginia's (21-9, 9-7 ACC) field goal percentage dipped below 23 percent and a growing sense of frustration replaced pregame nostalgia. Virginia coach Joanne Boyle stood in a crouch for much of the night, her face buried in her hands as shots from all angles glanced harmlessly off the rim in a pivotal tilt with Wake Forest (17-12, 7-9 ACC).

"We didn't play our best basketball in the first half and they could've come out and hung their heads,"