UNC women’s basketball falls short against Virginia Tech
The UNC women’s basketball program had a shot to take down No. 9 Virginia Tech at home on Thursday night. And for most of the game, they had the lead and looked like the better team.
That was until the final seconds.
After Deja Kelly hit a jumper with 12 seconds left to give UNC a 58-57 lead as they were looking for the upset. But seconds later, Virginia Tech answered back with two free throws.
Alyssa Utsby was able to tie the game after splitting a pair of free throws, making the score 59-59. However, it was Elizabeth Kitley who got the last laugh.
Kitley hit a shot with no time remaining to give the Hokies a 61-59 win in Carmichael, avoiding the upset. The Hokies star scored 21 points as they were able to pull it out in the end.
North Carolina built their lead early, taking a 16-9 lead after the first quarter in this one. They held a 32-28 lead at the break as Virginia Tech fought back.
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— Carolina Women's Basketball (@uncwbb) February 24, 2023
The Hokies cut the lead down to just three at 45-42 after the third quarter. It was the fourth quarter where Virginia Tech prevailed and got the win.
Kelly led the Tar Heels with 18 points while Kennedy Todd-Williams had 13 in the game.
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