The Bigger Picture: A Record-Setting Night to Remember

March 4, 2024 By Andrew Ramspacher, Andrew Ramspacher,

From the University of Virginia’s bench to the upper level of John Paul Jones Arena, excitement abounded Sunday as the Cavaliers upset fifth-ranked Virginia Tech, 80-75, in the final home women’s basketball game of the season. 

The win, UVA’s first over a top-five opponent in seven years, came in front of a crowd of 11,975, the most ever to watch a women’s college basketball game in the state of Virginia, surpassing the previous total – 11,966 – at the 1994 Final Four at the Richmond Coliseum. 

“I think the game was great for women’s basketball,” Virginia coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton said. “It was packed in there. It was a great atmosphere. I just love to see how much the game is growing.”

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The Wahoos received a team-high 21 points from freshman guard Kymora Johnson, and senior forward Camryn Taylor, playing her final game at JPJ, added 17 points. 

“It was really inspiring to play in a game like that,” said Johnson, a Charlottesville native and product of St. Anne’s-Belfield School. 



UVA finished the regular season with a 15-14 record – including wins over four ranked opponents – and will next play Wake Forest on Wednesday in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

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