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Women's basketball upsets No. 17 Florida State, 85-68

Randolph scored a career-high 26 points, and Virginia (9-9, 2-3 ACC) knocked down 10-of-19 shots from long-range to score its first win against a ranked team this season. Gerson held down the power forward position in the Cavalier’s small starting lineup, and she handed out assists — eight total — all game long.


Cavs' Franklin channels Kobe

Franklin, Virginia’s leading scorer and a senior captain, hails from Bowie, Md., plays most of her ball in college gyms before college crowds, and has yet to reach the NCAA Tournament in three tries. The Cavaliers’ gritty, smooth-shooting guard, however, has more in common with the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant than one might initially think.


Women's basketball comes up short against No. 2 Notre Dame

From the beginning of the Sunday afternoon matchup, the Fighting Irish played with the calm confidence characteristic of Division I’s second-ranked team. Virginia, however, stuck with them to the end, closing to within two points on junior forward Sarah Imovbioh’s free throw with 3:49 to play before losing ground in the final minutes. The Cavaliers (8-8, 1-2 ACC) fell, 79-72, but their effort prompted an ovation from the appreciative home crowd.


Cavaliers top Coppin State, 70-45

One week ago, the Virginia women’s basketball team won just their second game in seven tries. Saturday, the Cavaliers won their second straight game, topping Coppin State 70-45 in the first round of the Cavalier Classic in Charlottesville. Virginia (6-6) started quickly, jumping out to an early 7-2 lead, but the Eagles fought back to tie the game at 9-9.


Wolverines thrash punchless Cavs

Reeling from a three-game losing streak and season-long shooting woes, the Virginia women’s basketball team took the floor against Michigan on Thursday night at John Paul Jones Arena looking to change its tune. By the time the final horn had sounded on a 73-53 loss, however, the repetitive clangs of a ball striking iron remained the definitive sound of the Cavaliers’ 2013-14 campaign. Though Virginia (3-5) put up 57 shots against the Wolverines (6-3), only 19 fell through the net.


Staley receives Hall call

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday that Virginia legend, WNBA standout, three-time Olympic gold medalist and successful collegiate head coach Dawn Staley will join 12 others as part of the Class of 2013. She will become the first Cavalier women’s basketball player to be inducted into the Springfield, Mass. institution.