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Sport Diakite, defense lead No. 5 Virginia past No. 7 UNC 56-47

01:45  09 december  2019
01:45  09 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va . - - Mamadi Diakite scored 15 points and Jay Huff had 13 as No . 7 Virginia beat Maine 46-26 on Wednesday night. The Cavaliers ( 7 -0) played without starting guard Braxton Key, their second- leading scorer and top rebounder, after the school said he had wrist surgery and will be

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va . - - Mamadi Diakite had 19 points and 13 rebounds and No. 11 Virginia used a 29-6 run spanning halftime to pull away for a 65-34 victory over James Madison on Sunday night. The Cavaliers (2-0) led by just 22-20 until Kihei Clark's 3-pointer started a 9-0 burst for Virginia .

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points and No. 5 Virginia rebounded from a blowout loss with a 56-47 victory against No. 7 North Carolina on Sunday.

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BOTTOM LINE: No . 5 Virginia looks for its sixth straight win over No . 7 North Carolina at John SENIOR STUDS: Virginia ’s Mamadi Diakite , Jay Huff and Braxton Key have combined to account for 59 STIFLING DEFENSE : Virginia has held opposing teams to 43.9 points per game this season

Huff and Mamadi Diakite each scored 13 points Saturday and Virginia beat Columbia 60-42. The Lions finished 16 of 56 from the field (28.6 %) and were 4 for 11 from 3-point territory. Virginia : The Cavaliers came into the game having allowed 34 points to each of their first two opponents, and the

Tomas Woldetensae added 11 points and Francisco Caffaro had 10 and six rebounds for the Cavaliers (8-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who lost 69-40 at Purdue in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge on Wednesday night.

BOX SCORE: NO. 5 VIRGINIA 56, NO. 7 NORTH CAROLINA 47

Freshman Cole Anthony led North Carolina (6-3, 0-1) with 12 points and fellow freshman Armando Bacot had 11. The Tar Heels became the seventh team held below 50 points by Virginia this season.

Virginia led 39-35 before two free throws by Kihei Clark sparked a 10-0 run just past the midpoint of the second half. Woldetensae and Justin McKoy each added a pair of free throws and redshirt freshman Caffaro finished the burst with a pair of inside baskets. The second came after a rugged scrum under the basket and drew roars from the crowd.

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and No. 3 Virginia used a 16- 5 second-half run to break open a tie game and held off No . 7 North I try to take what the defense gives me but at the same time, I try to sense when my team is But North Carolina immediately fouled Devon Hall, and he made both free throws give Virginia a little

Virginia : The Cavaliers came into the game having allowed 34 points to each of their first two opponents, and the Lions were right on that schedule when they finished Virginia Tech pulled off the upset of the bracket by knocking off No. 3 Michigan State before losing to eventual runner-up Dayton.

BIG PICTURE

North Carolina: The Tar Heels' offensive weaknesses were on full display in their 74-49 home loss to Ohio State on Wednesday as they shot 27.4% and managed only four points more than the Buckeyes scored in the second half. It wasn't much better against the Cavaliers, who limited them to 37% (17-46) and only one 3-pointer in 14 attempts. They also missed 10 of 22 free throws.

Virginia: The Cavaliers continue looking for scoring. Three of their expected 3-point threats — freshman Casey Morsell (25%), sophomore Kody Stattmann (25%) and junior college transfer Tomas Woldetensae (20.6%) — entered the game shooting poorly overall and far worse from beyond the arc. As a team, the Cavaliers were shooting 23.8% from 3-point territory.

UP NEXT

The Tar Heels don't play again until next Sunday when they host Wofford.

Virginia is off until Dec. 18 when it faces Stony Brook at home.

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a man holding a basketball: Illinois Fighting Illini center Kofi Cockburn (21) dunks as Maryland Terrapins forward Jalen Smith (25) defends during the first half at XFINITY Center on December 7, 2019.

Bolden leads South Carolina past No. 9 Virginia, 70-59 .
Jair Bolden scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half to help South Carolina beat No. 9 Virginia 70-59 on Sunday. The Gamecocks (8-4) led 23-11, saw Virginia pull even at 45 with just over 11 minutes to play and promptly scored 12 of the next 17 points. The Cavaliers never got closer than five the rest of the way.BOX SCORE: SOUTH CAROLINA 70, NO. 9 VIRGINIA 59Mamadi Diakite scored a career-high 21 points to lead Virginia (9-2). The Cavaliers had a season-high 19 turnovers, leading to 23 Gamecocks points. South Carolina shot 55.1%, connecting on 27 of 49 attempts.

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