Women's Hoops Blog

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Florida State come to Charlottesville tonight, and the Hoos are ready: "All ten players are going to have to step up," said coach Ryan.

FSU are led by Jacinta Monroe, who helped her 'Noles crush Virginia Tech this weekend: Monroe has looked better in 2010 than she did throughout nonconference play. "She's really using all her tools right now," VT coach Dunkenberger agrees.

If UVA wins, they'll be tied with FSU for second place in the ACC. If FSU wins, they'll keep that number two spot. Since the top four teams in the ACC all avoid the first round of the conference tournament, you may not think there's a big consequence at stake here. But UVA have an upcoming game against Duke: it's mathematically possible for the Cavaliers to fall to fourth, or fifth, if they lose tonight and lose in Durham too.

Farther down in the standings, North Carolina lost once again to North Carolina State: the Wolfpack currently hold that fifth position, with Maryland and UNC-- the only two ACC teams ever to win NCAA championships-- at seventh and eighth.