No. 7 Duke 76, Virginia 53
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Georgia Schweitzer scored 19 points and Sheana Mosch added 17 night as No. 7 Duke beat Virginia 76-53 on Thursday night for coach Gail Goestenkors’ 200th career victory.
Alana Beard added 12 points and six steals to help Duke (24-3 overall, 12-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) lock up the top seed in next week’s ACC tournament.
Duke led 32-22 at halftime, then scored the first nine points of the second half. Virginia (17-12, 7-8) got no closer than 16 at 55-39 in the final 15:12.
Virginia’s Schuye LaRue had 16 points and 18 rebounds, but also had nine turnovers. Svetlana Volnaya added 11 points.
Virginia had 24 turnovers and shot a season-worst 29.8 percent. The Cavaliers were 2-for-14 from 3-point range.
The Cavaliers need to beat Florida State on Sunday to avoid coach Debbie Ryana’s first sub-.500 finish in the ACC since 1983.