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Samford 60

(8-5, 3-2 Southern)

(23) Virginia 69

(8-3, 5-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 28, 2009

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    SAM 31 2960
    #23UVA 35 3469

    Top Performers

    Samford: E. London 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Virginia: M. Wright 28 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 6 Stl

    Wright has 28 points, nine rebounds in Virginia's win over Samford

    Associated Press

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Monica Wright scored 28 points and Virginia (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP) beat Samford 69-60 in the opening round of the Cavalier Classic on Monday night.

    Wright also had nine rebounds and six steals for the Cavaliers (8-3), who led 35-31 at halftime. Chelsea Shine and Simone Egwu had 10 points apiece.

    Samford (8-5) made 13 of 31 3-point attempts, accounting for all but six of its field goals. Emily London went 5 for 9 from behind the arc and finished with 18 points. Monica Maxwell had three 3s and 14 points.

    Wright has scored at least 20 points in three consecutive games and seven times this season. She went 10 for 18 from the field and 6 of 9 from the free-throw line.

    Virginia will play Liberty in the championship game Tuesday night. Liberty beat Cornell 70-40 in the other first-round game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAM
    UVA
    Points 60 69
    FG Made-Attempted 19-47 (.404) 23-52 (.442)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-31 (.419) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-12 (.750) 19-25 (.760)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 14

    Game Leaders

     
    SAM
    UVA
    PointsE. London 18M. Wright 28
    ReboundsE. London 6M. Wright 9
    AssistsS. Hill 4A. Moorer 4
    StealsE. London 3M. Wright 6

    2009-10 Season

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