The Virginia women's basketball team fell victim to the annual 5-12 upset in the NCAA Tournament this past weekend. Despite Monica Wright's 34 points and 9 rebounds, the 21st-ranked Cavaliers fell to Wisconsin-Green Bay. Foul play and leaking information is suspected of men's basketball head coach Tony Bennett, who had previously played for, and whose father previously coached for, Green Bay.
Virginia, who led by as many as 9 points, gave up the lead at the 5:18 mark of the first half and was unable to recover from that. And while Green Bay couldn't make a field goal in the final 12 minutes of the game, they used 85% free throw shooting, 34-40, to keep Virginia from rallying from behind.
It was a disappointing ending for Wright, the ACC Player of the Year and the school's career scoring leader. Wright did her part with 34 points and nine rebounds, but didn't get the help she needed from her teammates. Wisconsin-Green Bay finished with almost twice as many turnovers (30) as field goals (16). Wright is also a Naismith finalist.