Renee Robinson hit an 18-foot jumper with 57 seconds left in the second overtime to give Virginia its first lead of the period and help the Cavaliers escape with a 77-74 victory over Clemson last night in Charlottesville.
The Tigers' Nuria Forns (17 points) hit a three-pointer with 19 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 58 and force overtime, in which teammate Erin Batth scored the first four points for a 62-58 lead. Virginia (14-4, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) battled back to take a 68-66 lead with 13 seconds remaining, but Angie Cossey drove for a layup with four seconds left to send the game into a second overtime.
The Tigers (11-7, 2-4), who led for the game's first 30 minutes, roared to a 72-68 advantage in the second overtime before Robinson's layup and two free throws by Lisa Hosac tied the game at 74 with 3 minutes 17 seconds left. Clemson did not score on its next three possessions, and the game ended with Hosac stealing the ball from Cossey.
Hosac led all scorers with 19 points, and all rebounders with 13. Every Cavaliers starter reached double figures, including 15 each from Svetlana Volnaya and Robinson, 13 from Telisha Quarles and 12 from Schuye LaRue.
Clemson was led by Forns's 17 points and eight rebounds.
* GEORGE WASHINGTON 82, DAYTON 66: Petra Dobovcova had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the No. 24 Colonials to the Atlantic 10 victory in Dayton, Ohio.
George Washington (14-2, 5-0) took charge with a 13-0 run over four minutes in the first half and led 24-8 with 12:56 to go. George Washington ended the half up, 47-23.
In the second half, George Washington led by 27 points with six minutes left.
Elisa Aguilar scored 15 points for the Colonials.
Christi Hester led Dayton (8-9, 3-3) with 19 points.