Tony Bennett's Wisconsin-Green Bay homecoming didn't quite end the way the Cavalier head coach had in mind.
Justin Anderson's potential game-tying buzzer-beating three was long as the Phoenix held off the Cavaliers 75-72 Saturday in Green Bay. The loss, Virginia's second straight, dropped the team to 7-3 overall.
Keifer Sykes made two free throws for the Phoenix with 8.7 seconds left after Joe Harris missed a 3-pointer for Virginia. The Cavaliers then had a final chance to tie the score, but Anderson missed a 3-point shot as the buzzer sounded.
Five Wahoos scored in double figures, including Malcolm Brogdan with a game-high 17. Greg Mays scored a career-high 24 points and Sykes added 21 for Green Bay.
Virginia fought back from a 13-point deficit early in the second half, tying the score at 69 on a 3-pointer from Brogdon with 1:51 left. Anderson then hit a three to get the Cavaliers back within one before the final sequence.
Virginia now has two weeks off for exams before returning to the court when they host Northern Iowa on December 21st.