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UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Braxton Key scored 16 points and No. 7 Virginia used its stifling defense to hand UMass its first loss of the season, 58-46, on Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
Kihei Clark added 14 points and Jay Huff chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds for the Cavaliers (5-0), who limited the Minutemen to just 15 baskets and 30% shooting.
Carl Pierre had 14 points and T.J. Weeks added 12 for Massachusetts (5-1).
Virginia led by five points at the half and by three points after a short jumper from Pierre to open the second half.
But the Cavaliers held UMass to four points over the next 14 minutes. A dunk by Mamadi Diakite on a lob from Clark highlighted the run that put Virginia in control at 49-33.
Key had Virginia's first two baskets and 11 of his points in the first half and closed the scoring with a breakaway dunk.
Iowa kicker Keith Duncan blows farewell kisses to Nebraska's bowl hopes, gets scholarship
It was a big night for one of the nation's top kickers.No. 17 Iowa capped its nine-win regular season with a dramatic 27-24 victory over Nebraska on Friday, claiming bragging rights when kicker Keith Duncan converted a 48-yard field goal with one second remaining.
UMass tried to speed up the pace, opening the game with a trapping press. But the Minutemen hit just three of their first 14 shots.
Diakite, who came in averaging just under 16 points a game, scored only four points in 21 minutes. He played three minutes in the first half, picking up his second foul 8 1/2 minutes into the game and didn't score his first basket until eight minutes into the second half.
But 7-foot-1 Huff picked up the slack. He hit four of his first seven shots.
The Cavaliers' defense held UMass without a field goal for six minutes in the opening half and led 29-13 after a 3-pointer from Casey Morsell.
But UMass scored 11 straight points to close the half, part of a 13-0 run. Tre Mitchell's third straight layup cut the deficit to 29-24 at halftime.
UMass: The Minutemen had scored at least 80 points in the past three games and came in averaging 78.4 points per game.
Purdue upsets No. 20 VCU, 59-56, in Emerald Coast Classic
NICEVILLE, Florida (AP) Eric Hunter Jr. and Jahaad Proctor each scored 12 points, including crucial free throws in the final two minutes, as Purdue upset No. 20 VCU 59-56 on Friday night in the Emerald Coast Classic. The win put Purdue (4-2) in the championship game Saturday against Florida State and handed VCU (6-1) its first loss. The teams traded the lead 13 times and were tied 14 times in a game not decided until a potential game-tying 3-point shot by VCU's De'Riante Jenkins went wide with 4 second left. Hunter grabbed the rebound and it was all over.BOX SCORE: PURDUE 59, NO.
Virginia: The Cavaliers have won the past six November tournaments they entered and are 137-36 in nonconference games under coach Tony Bennett.
UMass: The Minutemen will play the loser of Saturday's game between Arizona State and St. John's in Sunday's third-place game.
Virginia: The Cavaliers will play for the championship on Sunday against the Arizona State-St. John's winner.
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Police: Trio beats 80-year-old man after argument at Morrisania supermarket .
Police are searching for multiple men involved in an assault in Morrisania. News 12 is told an 80-year-old man was putting bottles into a recycling machine outside Food Bazaar Supermarket, along 163rd Street when a fight erupted with three other men Thursday around 9:30 a.m.Surveillance video captured one of the men authorities are working to identify. The video shows him standing by the machines. That’s where police say the trio got into a brawl with the victim.Police say the suspect was waiting to use the machine when he got into an argument with the victim, shortly after he punches the man in the face.