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Sport Diakite, No. 7 Virginia hold off Vermont, 61-55

05:15  20 november  2019
05:15  20 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

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No . 7 Virginia 's first three opponents couldn't find any cracks in the Cavaliers' impenetrable defense. Improving those numbers won't come easy against Vermont , which is off to its best start since 1977-78. Vermont has held opponents to 59.3 points per contest on 34.3 percent shooting, including

No . 7 Virginia 's first three opponents couldn't find any cracks in the Cavaliers' impenetrable defense. Improving those numbers won't come easy against Vermont , which is off to its best start since 1977-78. Vermont has held opponents to 59.3 points per contest on 34.3 percent shooting, including

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Mamadi Diakite scored 19 points and No. 7 Virginia withstood a 3-point shooting display by Anthony Lamb and beat Vermont 61-55 on Tuesday night.

a basketball player jumping up to catch a ball: Virginia guard Tomas Woldetensae (53). forward Jay Huff (30) and guard Braxton Key, second from right, defend against Vermont center Daniel Giddens (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)© APWF Virginia guard Tomas Woldetensae (53). forward Jay Huff (30) and guard Braxton Key, second from right, defend against Vermont center Daniel Giddens (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

BOX SCORE: NO. 7 VIRGINIA 61, VERMONT 55

The Cavaliers (4-0) trailed before Diakite's basket gave them a 50-49 lead with 5:12 left and sparked a 9-0 run. Jay Huff scored twice in the spurt and Braxton Key hit a 3-pointer as Virginia held the Catamounts scoreless, and forced four turnovers, in a nearly four-minute span.

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Virginia almost forced a turnover, but a double team led to over-rotation, leaving Colson open in the A Diakite and-one put the Hoos up 21-12, but the Irish rattled off four straight to keep the pressure on. He was helped off the court by Coach Jason Williford and trainer Ethan Saliba with 5:36 to play.

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Lamb scored 30 for Vermont (4-1), including 25 in the second half, to nearly match the point total of the Cavaliers' first two opponents of the season, who each managed just 34 points. Stef Smith added 11 points, but Virginia turned Vermont's 13 turnovers into 20 points.

Kihei Clark scored 15 points and Key had 14 points for Virginia.

Virginia led 24-18 at halftime, but Vermont used a 10-2 run to start the half to take its first lead since the early going. Lamb had seven points in the run, including the last five, and tacked on his team's next 12 points with four 3-pointers as the score was tied five times.

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Vermont: The Catamounts hang their hat on defense, too, and came into the game with a 107-9 record since the 2011-12 season when holding their opponents to 60 points or fewer

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Virginia: The Cavaliers' defensive excellence has been essential early in the season as they still are struggling to find an offensive rhythm. Highly regarded freshman guard Casey Morsell came into the game having made just 2 of 21 field goal attempts and was 1 for 6. Virginia has made 21 3-pointers in its first four games and allowed 31, including 12 by the Catamounts in 33 attempts.

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