We're glad the Spiders are back on the right track, but otherwise it wasn't that eventful of a day in D-I basketball around the state. Everybody's legs are looking weary in these dog days of the regular season, but come tournament time, everybody will be jacked up, including us!
Richmond 78, George Washington 54
Great to get a win in the nation's capital; just ask Obama. Spiders (17-11) rout one of the youngest teams in Division I to break a three-game losing streak. Abby Oliver scores 27 -- you rock, girl.
No. 6 Duke 83, No. 18 Virginia 65
An upset here would likely have boosted Virginia's seeding in the NCAA tournament. But there's no shame in losing to the Blue Devils (unless you're UConn or Stanford). Duke has won the last 17 over Virginia (20-8), meaning Monica Wright doesn't know what it feels like to beat the Blue Devils. Wright did her part as usual (27 points) and will be honored at the Cavaliers' senior day on Sunday.
NC Central 74, Longwood 66
Seven 3s by the Lancers (7-18) and an 18-of-30 effort by Central at the line didn't add up to a victory, but Erin Neal (8 points, 2 assists) got to play in front of the home town folks.