Interlude: Cavaliers 83, Lady Volunteers 82
Posted by ridor9th on November 18, 2008
Finally, the monkey is off my back!
No. 16 Virginia Cavaliers has exorcised the demons by beating No. 5 Tennessee Lady Volunteers on its home court in Knoxville, Tennessee, 83-82.
Never mind the fact that the Lady Volunteers are inexperienced with six freshmen and 4 sophomores. The Cavaliers also missed 3 experienced players whom did not suit up for various reasons. Not only that, the Cavaliers relied heavily on 4 freshmen as well.
In the last 5 trips to Knoxville, the Cavaliers were 0-5. But not this time, Virginia’s Monica Wright had 35 points and was virtually unstoppable as she willed the team to shock the Lady Volunteers in front of more than 11,000 spectators. It was Tennessee’s 19th home loss since 1987 and Virginia officially joined the elite club whom has beaten Tennessee in Knoxville: Auburn, Stanford, Connecticut, Texas, Florida, Duke, Louisiana State and Louisiana Tech.
Way to go, Cavaliers!
Now I can sleep in peace, folks!