NO. 25 UVA 61, NO. 9 DUKE 49: Lisa Hosac knew the host Cavaliers had captured first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. She just couldn't explain it.
"I probably would have laughed in their face and asked them how," Hosac said when asked if she would have believed it possible six weeks ago. "After the ODU game, we were at a low point and it was questionable about what was going to happen to us. That's why this is so fun."
After 21-point losses to Duke and Old Dominion in early December left Virginia at 4-4, the Cavaliers won 12 of 13, including eight straight.