Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball

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Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball
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University University of Virginia
Head coach Tina Thompson (1st season)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Location Charlottesville, Virginia
Arena John Paul Jones Arena
(Capacity: 14,858)
Nickname Cavaliers
ColorsOrange and Blue [1]
         
Uniforms
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Home
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NCAA Tournament Final Four
1990, 1991, 1992
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000
NCAA Tournament Second round
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2018
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2018
Conference Tournament Champions
1990, 1992, 1993
Conference Regular Season Champions
1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000

The Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team represents the University of Virginia in women's basketball. The school competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Cavaliers play home basketball games at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia. [2] They are now led by WNBA legend Tina Thompson.

University of Virginia University in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

The University of Virginia is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded in 1819 by Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson. It is known for its historic foundations, student-run honor code, and secret societies. UVA is the flagship university of Virginia and home to Jefferson's Academical Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

Atlantic Coast Conference American collegiate athletics conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States of America in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.

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Season records since 1990

The Cavaliers reached the Final Four in three consecutive seasons, reaching the title game in 1991, losing 70–67 to Tennessee in overtime. [3] [4]

SeasonRecordConference recordCoach
1989–9029–611–3 (2nd) Debbie Ryan
1990–9131–314–0 (1st)
1991–9232–215–1 (1st)
1992–9326–613–3 (1st)
1993–9427–515–1 (1st)
1994–9527–516–0 (1st)
1995–9626–713–3 (1st)
1996–9723–812–4 (2nd)
1997–9819–109–7 (5th)
1998–9920–912–4 (2nd)
1999-0025–913–3 (1st)
2000–0118–148–8 (5th)
2001–0217–139–7 (T-3rd)
2002–0317–149–7 (3rd)
2003–0413–166–10 (7th)
2004–0521–118–6 (5th)
2005–0620–125–9 (9th)
2006–0719–155–9 (8th)
2007–0824–1010–4 (T-3rd)
2008–0924–108–6 (T-5th)
2009–1021–109–5 (3rd)
2010–1119–165–9 (T-8th)
2011–1225–119–7 (T-5th) Joanne Boyle
2012–1316–148–10 (6th)
2013–1414–176–10 (10th)
2014–1517–147–9 (9th)
2015–1618–166–10 (9th)
2016–1720–137–9 (7th)
2017–1819–1410–6 (T-6th)
2018–1912–195–11 (12th) Tina Thompson

NCAA Tournament results

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1984 #5First Round#4 NC StateL 86-73
1985 #6First Round#3 TennesseeL 65-55
1986 #1First Round#8 James MadisonL 71-62
1987 #3First Round
Sweet Sixteen
#6 Memphis
#2 Tennessee
W 76-75
L 77-58
1988 #2First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#7 St. John's
#3 Rutgers
#1 Tennessee
W 85-64
W 89-75
L 84-76
1989 #4Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 West Virginia
#1 Tennessee
W 81-68
L 80-47
1990 #2Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#7 Penn State
#3 Providence
#1 Tennessee
#1 Stanford
W 85-64
W 77-71
W 79-75 (OT)
L 75-66
1991 #1Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
#8 Stephen F. Austin
#5 Oklahoma State
#10 Lamar
#3 Connecticut
1 Tennessee
W 74-72
W 76-61
W 85-70
W 61-55
L 70-67 (OT)
1992 #1Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#8 George Washington
#4 West Virginia
#3 Vanderbilt
#1 Stanford
W 97-58
W 103-83
W 70-58
L 66-65
1993 #2Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#10 Florida
#6 Georgetown
#1 Ohio State
W 69-55
W 77-57
L 75-73
1994 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Loyola (MD)
#6 SW Missouri State
#2 USC
W 72-47
W 67-63
L 85-66
1995 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 Dartmouth
#6 Florida
#2 Louisiana Tech
#1 Connecticut
W 71-68
W 72-67
W 63-62
L 67-63
1996 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 Manhattan
#6 George Washington
#2 Old Dominion
#1 Tennessee
W 100-55
W 62-43
W 72-60
L 52-46
1997 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Troy State
#5 Utah
#1 Stanford
W 96-74
W 65-46
L 91-69
1998 #6First Round
Second Round
#11 SMU
#3 Arizona
W 77-68
L 94-77
1999 #9First Round#8 Penn StateL 82-69
2000 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Pepperdine
#5 Boston College
#1 Tennessee
W 74-62
W 74-70
L 77-56
2001 #9First Round#8 MichiganL 81-71
2002 #8First Round#9 IowaL 69-62
2003 #8First Round
Second Round
#9 Illinois
#1 Tennessee
W 72-56
L 81-51
2005 #6First Round
Second Round
#11 Old Dominion
#3 Minnesota
W 79-57
L 73-58
2008 #4First Round
Second Round
#13 UC Santa Barbara
#5 Old Dominion
W 86-52
L 88-85 (OT)
2009 #5First Round
Second Round
#12 Marquette
#4 California
W 68-61
L 99-73
2010 #5First Round#12 Green BayL 69-67
2018 #10First Round
Second Round
#7 California
#2 South Carolina
W 68-62
L 66-56

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