CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Janel McCarville and Lindsay Whalen
combined for 53 points as sixth-ranked Minnesota beat Virginia
73-53 Monday night.
Whalen led with 31 points, shooting 53 percent from the field
and making 11 of 13 free throws. McCarville was perfect on the
game, going 10-for-10, including a couple of free throws to score
But the Golden Gophers (10-0) were challenged early by the
Cavaliers (5-5) in a game that had six ties and four lead changes.
With 7:31 left in the first half, Virginia led 21-19 before
Minnesota went on a 12-2 run. The Gophers led 36-29 at halftime.
Whalen, voted the tournament's Most Valuable Player, scored 17
points in the first half, while McCarville, an all-tournament
selection, had 11.
LaTonya Blue, who made the all-tournament team, paced the
Cavaliers with 13 points and Siedah Williams added 12.
Both teams struggled at 3-pointers. Virginia missed all 13
attempts. The Gophers went 2-for-10 on the game.