Jan. 20, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Lisa Hosac scored 19 points, including six in the two overtime periods in leading Virginia to a 77-74 win over Clemson in double overtime in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Charlottesville, VA Thursday evening.
With the win, Virginia improves to 14-4 overall, 6-1 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 11-7 overall, 2-4 in the league.
Clemson was led in scoring by Nuria Forns with 17, and Erin Batth with 14.
The Lady Tigers won the battle of the boards 36-35 and was led in rebounding by Nuria Forns with eight. Hosac had 13 for Virginia. In the first half, Clemson built a 7-1 lead with 17:50 left to go in the half as Joanie Mungro hit two field goals and Nuria Forns hit a long three. Clemson maintained its lead in the first half and Virginia came within one point of the Lady Tigers 17-16 with 7:22 remaining. From this point, Clemson went on a 8-1 run and built a 25-17 advantage with 2:55 left. Datishella Byrd had four points in the Lady Tiger rally. Clemson went on to take a 28-21 lead at the half.
In the second half, Virginia took a 52-44 lead with 4:50 left in regulation. Clemson went on a 9-2 run and came within one of the Cavaliers (54-53) with 2:07 left to go in the game. Chrissy Floyd scored four points in the Lady Tiger run. Virginia went ahead 58-53 with 1:02 left to go in regulation. From this point, Krystal Scott hit a field goal and Nuria Forns hit a three-point goal with :18 seconds remaining to tie the score 58-58. Both teams had a possession but was unable to convert.
In both overtimes, Clemson took four-point leads early. In the second overtime, Clemson took a 74-70 lead with 3:38 left to go in the game. From this point, Virginia outscored Clemson 7-0 and took a 77-74 win.
For the game, Clemson shot 30-69 from the floor for a .435 pct. Virginia shot 21-54 from the field for a .389 mark.
“I am extremely disappointed in not being able to win here tonight,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “If statistics mean anything we won those categories, but we did not win what counted. They went to the free throw line 20 more times than we did tonight. I hurt for our players and the effort they gave. I thought at halftime we should have been up by more. We had a chance to pull out to a big lead. “
“It was a great win,” said Virginia Head Coach Debbie Ryan. It was a very emotional game. I give a lot of praise to Clemson, they played well in every aspect of the game. They took us out of our game. We were not playing our game. Clemson wants to control the tempo. Jim Davis is an excellent floor coach.”
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