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Middies No Match for UVa Men

Tuesday's game at John Paul Jones Arena could serve as a template for how the Virginia men's basketball wants to win games this season.

The Cavaliers got balanced scoring on offense -- four different players finished in double figures -- and a strong performance on defense -- the Midshipmen went scoreless for almost seven minutes in the first half -- in a 67-42 win against Navy.

Virginia improved to 3-1 with the win.

Sophomore Anthony Gill came off the bench to score a game-high 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting to lead the Cavaliers. Senior Joe Harris shot 7-of-8 from the floor (including 2-of-3 from behind the three-point line) to finish with 16 points, and sophomores Mike Tobey and Malcolm Brogdon finished with 13 points apiece.

The Cavaliers shot 56.6 percent as a team, their best performance in four games this season.

Defensively, Virginia held the Midshipmen to just 17 points in the first half, marking the second time in four games that a UVa opponent failed to reach 20 before halftime. Navy's 42 points was one more than the lowest point output by a UVa opponent this season.


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