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Squad struggles in two weekend tilts

The Virginia women's basketball team lost its sixth conference game of the season, 84-74, against Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum Sunday afternoon. Against the Tigers (10-13, 3-5 ACC), the Cavaliers rallied back from a 19-point deficit late in the first half but still trailed 42-29 at halftime.


Hokies fall by margin of 35

With 3:06 remaining in the second half and Virginia leading in-state foe Virginia Tech 68-35, Cavalier fans Sunday afternoon were focused on the only thing that the Virginia women's basketball team had not yet accomplished in the game: the 70 points needed to satisfy the Canes Challenge. Sophomore guard Lexie Gerson scored that 70th point at the 2:22 mark in the second half, giving a towel-waving Virginia fan base the chance not only celebrate the Canes Challenge but also the team's 72-37 victory - its first conference win in five tries. The Cavaliers (12-9, 1-4 ACC) were determined to prove that their previously winless record in ACC play was not representative of the team's ability on the court, especially following a heartbreaking 75-77 overtime loss to No.


Team upsets No. 21 TCU

[caption id="attachment_38766" align="alignleft" width="168" caption="Junior forward Chelsea Shine leads Virginia in rebounding, blocks and steals.


Virginia downs Longwood

The Virginia women's basketball team came back from a 16-point deficit late in the first half to secure a 74-63 victory against Longwood yesterday at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers started off the game cold, shooting just 8-for-35 in the first half.


No. 4 Vols pose early season test

The Virginia women's basketball team will take on Tennessee tonight in Knoxville with the hopes of winning its first game against a power conference school. The Cavaliers (2-0) last defeated the Lady Volunteers in 2008, when they shocked then-No.


Moving on from Monica

Imagine trying to replace a three-time Associated Press All-America selection, 2010 ACC Player of the Year, 2010 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, three-time All-ACC performer, all-time school scoring leader and two-time Wooden Award finalist.


Wright named All-American, first since

[caption id="attachment_34097" align="alignleft" width="223" caption="Senior guard Monica Wright averaged 23.7 points per game this season en route to becoming Virginia's all-time leading scorer and the third highest all-time scorer in ACC history.


All the Wright stuff

Much has been written and said about All-ACC guard Monica Wright, who played her final home game and whose jersey was retired Sunday, but the most meaningful to me came from her mentor and friend, coach Debbie Ryan. "She's taught everyone here about what character really is," Ryan said.


Team looks for win against Duke

[caption id="attachment_33480" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Monica Wright was named this week as one of the top 30 midseason candidates for the Naismith Trophy, which is awarded each season to the top women's basketball player in the nation.


Cavaliers seek sixth straight

[caption id="attachment_33319" align="alignleft" width="177" caption="The Cavaliers were dominant against Longwood last Tuesday, annihilating the Lancers 81-40.


Egwu shines in dominant Virginia win

[caption id="attachment_33208" align="alignleft" width="201" caption="Freshman center Simone Egwu scored 18 points - nearly four times her average 4.9 points per game so far - and grabbed 16 rebounds in the Cavaliers' easy win.

Virginia forward Monica Wright (22) in action against MU.  The Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team defeated the Monmouth Hawks 71-45 at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA on December 18, 2008.

McCall propels team to two-overtime win

[caption id="attachment_33161" align="alignleft" width="234" caption="Senior guard Monica Wright jumped to third place on the ACC all-time scoring list last night, as she contributed 33 points to the Cavalier victory.

Latest Podcast

Today, we sit down with both the president and treasurer of the Virginia women's club basketball team to discuss everything from making free throws to recent increased viewership in women's basketball.