February 21, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Monick Foote and Lisa Hosac scored 20 points
apiece, and No. 17 Virginia beat Florida State 73-55 to give coach Debbie Ryan
her 500th career victory.
Virginia (19-7, 12-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 25-21 at halftime,
but crept back midway through the final 20 minutes on strong 3-point shooting.
Hosac hit a 3-pointer to put Virginia up 40-39 with 12:15 remaining. The
Cavaliers then went on a 15-1 run that put the game out of reach.
During the decisive run, Erin Stovall hit consecutive 3-pointers and also
made two free throws. Virginia led in double figures the rest of the way, and
by as many as 24.
Foote was 3-of-7 from long range, and Hosac hit 2-for-2. All seven of
Virginia’s 3-pointers came after the break.
Stovall added 12 points, and Demya Walker 10 points and 11 rebounds for the
Cavaliers. Virginia scored 20 points off turnovers, and had 15 second-chance
Tamara Gracey had 15 points and Brooke Wyckoff 13 for the Seminoles (7-19,
Ryan, in her 22nd year as coach of the Cavaliers, joins Pat Summitt of
Tennessee, Jody Conradt of Texas and Kay Yow of North Carolina State with 500
career victories at one school.
A six-time ACC coach of the year and 1991 Naismith national coach of the
year, Ryan entered this season with a 481-165 career record.