Sept. 8, 1997
Women's Basketball Schedule Finalized
The 1997-98 University of Virginia women's basketball team will play seven teams that competed in last year's NCAA Tournament as well as four in-state opponents during the upcoming year. Besides two games each with ACC opponents Duke, N.C. State, North Carolina, Maryland and Clemson, the other 1997 NCAA Tournament participants include St. Francis (Pa.), and NCAA runner-up Old Dominion. Besides ODU, other in-state opponents include WIlliam & Mary, Virginia Tech and VCU.
The Cavaliers open the 1997-98 season at home vs. William and Mary on Nov. 16. Other non-conference opponents include Kent (Nov. 21), West Virginia (Nov. 23), Mt. St. Mary's (Dec. 8), California (Dec. 28) and Santa Clara (Dec. 30). The game with Old Dominion will be played on Jan. 27 at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va.
The ACC slate begins with an early season contest at Georgia Tech (Dec. 6) with the first ACC home game scheduled on Jan. 2 versus Florida State.
The Cavaliers finished the season with a 23-8 mark overall and a 12-4 record in the ACC. Virginia returns three starters from a team that reached the NCAA West Region semifinals. Virginia was ranked 12 in the AP and 14th in the USA Today final polls.
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