Virginia snaps 3-game skid with 63-58 win over Georgia Tech
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) – Jay Huff and Mamadi Diakite scored 17 points apiece as defending national champion Virginia snapped a three-game losing streak with a 63-58 win over Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers finally regained their winning touch after dropping out of The Associated Press ranking for the first time since November 2017. Virginia led by as many as 14 in the second half, and held on after Yellow Jackets ripped off a 9-0 run to make a game of it. Georgia Tech lost its fourth straight home game despite 20 points from Jose Alvarado. The Yellow Jackets haven’t won at McCamish Pavilion since Dec. 4.
Strong second half earns Virginia a win over James Madison in home opener
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Courtesy of Virginia Athletics:Virginia (2-0) outscored JMU (1-1) 34-11 in the second half to cruise to a 65-34 win in the home opener at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday evening. Two players finished with double-doubles for the second game in a row as Mamadi Diakite (Conakry, Guinea, Africa) had a career-high 19 points and 13 rebounds along with two blocked shots. Virginia closed the half on a 15-6 run to lead 31-23 at the break. Key scored the first seven points of the second half. UVA held JMU scoreless for 6:12 in that span and allowed just four field goals in the second half.