Minnesota 78

(2-2, 0-2 away)

Virginia 86

(4-0, 4-0 home)

    9:30 PM ET, December 3, 2003

    1 2 T
    MINN 34 4478
    UVA 35 5186

    Brown's career night keeps Cavs unbeaten

    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 22 points.

    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.

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