CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Faith Randolph scored a career-high 19 points and Simone Egwu had 17 points and 11 rebounds as Virginia ended a five-game losing streak by defeating No. 24 Florida State 72-60 Sunday in the teams' regular-season finale.
The Cavaliers (16-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) overcame a 22-point performance by Florida State's Alexa Deluzio, whose six 3-pointers tied her career high.
Natasha Howard's three-point play gave the Seminoles (21-8, 11-7) their final lead, 55-53 with 5:42 left, but the Cavaliers ran off the next seven points. Randolph's 3-pointer put them ahead to stay, 58-55, at the 4:14 mark, and they pulled away with 10-for-10 free-throw shooting in the final 2 minutes.
Ataira Franklin scored 18 points for Virginia, which will be seeded sixth and play Thursday at the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C.
Leonor Rodriguez scored 14 points for fourth-seeded Florida State, which has a bye into Friday's quarterfinals despite the loss.
espnW's Mechelle Voepel says it is alarming that women's basketball stands alone in the latest Notice of Allegations that North Carolina received from the NCAA and explains how the notice has impacted the Tar Heels' recruiting.