Virginia Downs Miami in Overtime

By: Jed Gamber Email
By: Jed Gamber Email

February 19th, 2008

Virginia women's basketball had their hands full for the past two games. Losing at Maryland, then following up with a tough road loss to NC State on Sunday. In the first half things looked like it would continue down the same road for the Cavaliers as they shot just under 18 percent from the field in the first half, taking a five point deficit into the break.

However, in the second half, Virginia broke out of their slump and erased a 12 point margin to climb into the lead. The game went back in fourth in the second period, but the Cavs wouldn't be denied. Down two with just over nine seconds left in regulation, Lyndra Littles somehow connected on a circus shot with just seconds remaining to tie the game at 70 and take the game into overtime.

In the extra frame, Virginia had Miami on it's heels. Sparked by an Ariana Moorer lay-up early in the extra frame and two key three-pointers from Littles and Britnee Milner, the Cavaliers outscored the Canes 14-5 in overtime to secure a 84-75 victory.

Virginia was led by Lyndra Littles who had 27 points. Three other Cavaliers were in double figures as well. Wright had 21 points, Aisha Mohammed had 16, and Moorer chipped in with 12.

Up next for the Cavs, a tough ACC battle with Boston College on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the John Paul Jones Arena.

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