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Final

(20) Virginia 63

(6-2, 4-1 away)

Illinois 39

(3-5, 2-3 home)

8:30 PM ET, December 4, 2008

1 2 T
#20UVA 40 2363
ILL 14 2539

Top Performers

Virginia: M. Wright 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 9 Stl

Illinois: J. Smith 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Wright, Moorer help Virginia win ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Monica Wright scored 23 points to lead Virginia (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) past Illinois, 63-39, at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Thursday night.

Ariana Moorer had her first career double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavaliers (6-2), while Aisha Mohammed scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds.

Wright scored 12 of her 23 points in the first half to help boost the Cavaliers to a 40-14 lead at the break.

Jenna Smith scored 14 points and had five rebounds for Illinois (3-5). Lacey Simpson, with 10 points, was the only other Illini in double digits.

The Cavaliers were more successful from the free-throw line, going 13-for-18, compared with 7-for-12 for the Illini.

Both teams struggled from 3-point range, with Virginia going just 2-for-14 and Illinois making just two of 12.

Virginia improved to 4-0 in its series against Illinois.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UVA
ILL
Points 63 39
FG Made-Attempted 24-57 (.421) 15-51 (.294)
3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 2-12 (.167)
FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 7-12 (.583)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 30 0

Game Leaders

 
UVA
ILL
PointsM. Wright 23J. Smith 14
ReboundsA. Moorer 14L. Rukavina 7
AssistsM. Wright 3L. Simpson 4
StealsM. Wright 9J. Smith 2
BlocksB. Millner 1J. Smith 1

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