Michigan Extends UVa's Losing Streak to Four

The Virginia women's basketball team will take its longest losing streak since January of 2007 into its 12-day layoff for final exams.

Michigan closed out the first half on an 18-5 run to pull away from the Cavaliers, en route to a 73-53 win Thursday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Virginia dropped to 3-5 with its fourth straight loss, and the team's first home loss of the season.

Virginia's last 3-5 start came in 1977, Debbie Ryan's first season as head coach. The Cavalier's four-game losing streak is the longest of Joanne Boyle's tenure at UVa.

UVa shot just 33.3 percent from the floor for the game Thursday night, while the Wolverines shot 53.8 percent. Michigan also out-rebounded the Cavaliers 41-27.

Junior Sarah Imovbioh scored 12 of her team-high 13 points for the Cavaliers in the second half. She was the lone UVa player to finish with double-figure points. Michigan had four players score in double figures, led by Cyesha Goree's game-high 20 points.

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