Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday Night ACC Basketball

DARION ATKINS (Jim Daves/UVa Media Relations)
#23 VIRGINIA 69,  MD Eastern Shore 42 – Senior Senior forward Mike Scott scored 17 points and had six rebounds, and freshman forward Darion Atkins had career highs with 13 points and seven rebounds to lead Virginia to victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore Tuesday night (Dec. 27) at John Paul Jones Arena.

The victory was the ninth in a row for the Cavaliers and improved their record to 11-1 on the season. Virginia is ranked No. 23 in this week's Associated Press poll and No. 24 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. The loss dropped Maryland-Eastern Shore's record to 3-10.

Virginia's nine-game winning streak is the longest for the Cavaliers since 2001-02 and UVa is 11-1 for the first time since the 2000-01 season. The Cavaliers have won their last eight home games.

Sophomore guard Joe Harris added 10 points for Virginia and sophomore forward Akil Mitchell tied his career highs with nine points and nine rebounds for the Cavaliers.

Senior guard Hillary Haley was the only player to score in double figures for Maryland-Eastern Shore with 11 points.

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