Feb. 17, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Virginia looks to make its move in the ACC as it hits the road to face Clemson on Thursday.
The 21st-ranked Cavaliers (19-6, 11-2) are tied with No. 7 North Carolina State for first place in the conference. N.C. State faces No. 14 Duke on Thursday, then heads to Virginia on Sunday for what could be a pivotal showdown with the Cavaliers.
Virginia won its second straight game but had its lowest point total of the season in a 57-55 win over Arkansas State last Sunday.
Senior guard Renee Robinson connected on two free throws with 0.4 seconds left to lift the Cavaliers.
Junior forward Dean’na Mitchelson led Virginia with 12 points and sophomore guard Telisha Quarles added 11.
Freshmen standout Schuye LaRue, who leads the team with 14.4 points per game, sat out last Sunday’s contest due to an unspecified team violation.
LaRue leads all ACC rookies in scoring and is fifth overall in the conference. She is sixth in rebounding with 7.5 per game, and her .584 field-goal percentage is tops in the ACC.
Clemson suffered a 67-58 road loss to N.C. State last Sunday despite a career-high 19-point effort from senior guard Angie Cossey.
Cossey, averaging 9.1 points per game, was 7-of-13 from the field, including 3-for-8 from 3-point range.
The loss ended a five-game winning streak for the Lady Tigers, who will be looking to avenge a 77-74 double-overtime loss to Virginia on Jan. 20.
Freshmen guard Chrissy Floyd had just seven points against N.C. State but leads the team in scoring with 12.7 points per game and 13.9 in conference play.
Clemson is 8-1 at home, including a 4-1 mark against ACC opponents. Virginia is 4-2 on the road in ACC play.
Virginia holds a 27-21 edge in the all-time series but is just 10-11 against Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum.
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