February 27, 2016
Hokies host rival UVA in regular season finale
Tech faces Cavaliers at 2 p.m. Sunday

BLACKSBURG - The Virginia Tech women's basketball team will wrap up the regular season on Sunday, Feb. 28 when the Hokies host rival Virginia at 2 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum. The game marks senior day for the Hokies as they honor Hannah Young, Dominique Powell, Taijah Campbell and senior manager Daisia Payne.

Date/Time: February 28, 2016 / 2 p.m.
Opponent: Virginia
Site: Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
Radio: 100.7 FM WNMX / HokiesXtra
Talent: Andrew Allegretta, play-by-play
Live Stats: HokieSports.com
Live Video: ESPN3
Game Notes: Virginia Tech | Virginia

THE HOKIES (16-12, 4-11 ACC)
Virginia Tech defeated Wake Forest 54-48 on Thursday night. Sidney Cook and Chanette Hicks led the Hokies with 15 points each while Hannah Young chipped in 13 point and Vanessa Panousis added seven. Taijah Campbell notched eight rebounds and four blocks.

Virginia Tech trailed by 10 midway through the third quarter, before using a 13-0 run that was sparked by a jumper from Cook and a 3-pointer from Young to take a 39-34 lead with 7:28 to play. The Demon Deacons tied it up at 48-48 with 1:14 on the clock. Young scored on the next possession and Campbell stole the ball to prevent the Deacs from answering on the next play. Cook and Hicks were perfect from the line in the final seconds as the Hokies secured the win.

Young leads the Hokies, averaging 10.6 points per game while shooting a 38.6 percent clip from outside and pulling down 4.6 rebounds per game. Cook is posting 10.5 ppg overall and leads Tech in ACC play with 12 ppg. Panousis is tallying 9.3 ppg and handing out 2.0 apg. Hicks is chipping in 8.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.14 apg and 2.82 spg. Regan Magarity leads on the boards with 5.4 rpg while Campbell has 5.4 rpg a 1.5 bpg.

THE CAVALIERS (16-13, 6-9 ACC)
Virginia claimed a 72-68 win over North Carolina the last time out. Mikayla Venson dropped in 23 points for the Cavaliers while Breyana Mason tallied 13. J’Kyra Brown chipped in 12 points and Faith Randolph tallied 11. Brown, Randolph and Aliyah Huland El each grabbed seven rebounds.

UNC led after the first quarter, but the Cavaliers outscored the Tar Heels 17-10 in the second frame to go into the break on top 29-26. The second half was just as close with UNC cutting an eight-point fourth quarter deficit to two with just over 10 seconds remaining. The Cavaliers converted a layup in the final seconds to secure the win.

Venson leads UVA with 15.3 points per game on the season. Randolph is adding 12.9 points and grabbing 5.0 rebounds per game. Mason is chipping in 10.4 ppg and Lauren Moses leads on the boards with 6.9 rpg.

The series against UVA marks one of the oldest in program history with the two teams meeting every
season except one (1991-92) since 1976. Virginia holds the 45-9 advantage in the all-time series, but Tech broke an 18 game skid earlier this season, defeating UVA 66-46 in Charlottesville.

Cook led the Hokies with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Young tallied 16 points and Hicks had 11 points and eight assists. Campbell chipped in nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Mason notched 14 points for the Cavaliers and Moses tallied 13 while both players grabbed seven boards.

This game is presented by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of Virginia Tech Athletics. It is also a potential half point in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the point rivalry series between the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The score for the Clash is now, University of Virginia 5 and Virginia Tech 3.5.

Up Next: Virginia Tech will compete in the ACC Tournament.

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