February 26th, 2009
Virginia men's basketball came into Thursday night's game at John Paul Jones Arena trying to rebound from a tough loss at NC State, while trying to win their third game in a row at home. Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, Miami was having none of it.
The Cavaliers did jump out to an early ten point lead on the Canes, and held the scoring machine Jack McClinton to only three first half points. However, sloppy play allowed Miami back in it as they closed the gap to leave it tied at 29 at the break.
It was back and forth in the second half. Virginia and Miami exchanged punches, only to have McClinton nail a clutch three-pointer with under a minute to play for Miami to put the Cavaliers away.
McClinton was held to only 11 points in the contest. The Cavaliers had three players in double figures. Jeff Jones led all scorers with 16, Sylven Landesberg was right behind him with 13. Calvin Baker finished the night with 11 points.
Virginia has a quick turn-around as they face Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon.