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March 19, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia women's basketball defeated in-state foe Richmond, 68-55, Monday (March 19) in the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). The Cavaliers advance to host Appalachian State in the third round on Thursday (March 22) at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.
With the win, UVa improved to 24-10 overall on the season and 16-3 at JPJA. Richmond concluded its season with a 23-9 record.
Senior guard Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) led three Cavaliers in double figures for scoring, netting 16 points while adding eight assists and five steals. Lexie Gerson (Fort Washington, Pa.) added 15 points and Ataira Franklin (Bowie, Md.) scored 14 points.