UVa Women's Basketball Falls 63-61 against No. 23 Florida State



The Cavaliers closed the first half on a 15-2 run to lead 42-23 and led by as many as 29 before the Seminoles rallied late.

The Cavaliers were led by a 19-point performance from sophomore guard Brianna Tinsley (Madison, Va.).

That team is Florida State. Florida State held a 42-32 edge in rebounding. Florida State was trailing by almost 30 points for the majority of the game, but closed with a late rally against Virginia's reserves.

With 1:41 to go in the fourth quarter, Seminoles freshman guard Kourtney Weber hit a three-pointer to put Florida State ahead 61-59, before Toussaint's equalizer and Myers's game-winner. Both teams missed field goal attempts with their next possessions, giving Virginia the ball with 4.1 seconds remaining.

And senior Terance Mann, FSU's leading scorer and rebounder, picked up two early fouls, played a season-low 18 minutes (just three in the first half) and was held off the scoreboard for the first time this season. Virginia outscored FSU 15-10 in the second quarter to go into the break down a point, 26-25.

NO. 3 TENNESSEE 96, GEORGIA 50: Jordan Bowden scored 20 points and Tennessee opened Southeastern Conference play by trouncing Georgia. Virginia has now won its last 11 ACC openers. The Cavaliers led the nation in scoring defense, allowing an average of 51.4 points. After the Tigers scored with less than 80 seconds in the game, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston led the drive of the season - aided by a long catch and run by Rashad Greene and a game winning catch from Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left. Virginia also returns to action on Wednesday when it visits Boston College. General admission single-game tickets are $5 in advance, online and via mobile devices or $8 at the John Paul Jones ticket office on game day.

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