Faith Randolph appears to have decided that she does not want her Virginia basketball career to end just yet. Three days after dropping 21 points on VCU in Richmond, the senior scored 23 against Rutgers in New Jersey en route to a 71-55 win for the Cavaliers.
The difference this time is that she didn't need late game heroics on her final four points to secure the victory. The Cavaliers led 32-25 at the half and 58-38 after three quarters. After the first period, it seemed the game was never really in doubt.
Randolph also had a lot of help this time. While no other players were in double figures against the Rams, Aliyah Huland El (17), Lauren Moses (13) and Breyana Mason (10) all accomplished that feat against the Scarlet Knights. Sophomore guard J'Kyra Brown pulled down 10 rebounds to go along with her 4 points.
The Cavaliers will next face Hofstra in the third round of the WNIT. Hofstra beat Villanova yesterday - at Villanova - to secure their spot. Tipoff is scheduled for March 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Hofstra.