Sunday, January 17, 2010

SURPRISING CAVS HOLD ON TO ACC LEAD

VIRGINIA 75, NO. 23 MIAMI 57 – It’s back. That old John Paul Jones Arena magic is definetly back. And, evidently, it's fueled by stingy defense.

Sylven Landesberg scored 18 points and surprising Virginia won its seventh straight game and remained the only unbeaten team in the ACC with a victory against No. 23 Miami on Saturday night at the old “new hotness” JPJA. (We’ll dig up that old photo from a few years back so that new hotness thing makes sense).

The Hoos (11-4, 3-0 ACC) improved to 3-0 against ranked teams, holding the Hurricanes to 31.5 percent shooting and finally pulling away in the final minutes.

The Cavaliers did nothing to disappoint an energized, near-sellout crowd, taking a 33-21 halftime lead and never letting Miami get closer than nine in the closing 20 minutes.

Mustapha Farrakhan scored 13 points and Zeglinski and Mike Scott each had 10 for Virginia, while the 6-foot Zeglinski and 5-11 Jontel Evans shared the Cavaliers' rebounding lead with seven. Virginia shot 52 percent and is 3-0 in the ACC for the first time since 1994-95.

James Dews led Miami with 13 points and Dwayne Collins had 11 points and nine rebounds.

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