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NCAA Game Summary - Virginia at Clemson



(Saturday, February 15th)

Final Score: (17) Virginia 63, Clemson 58

Clemson, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Malcolm Brogdon scored nine of his 14 points in the second half, including four critical free throws in the final 16.7 seconds, to send 17th-ranked Virginia to a 63-58 win over Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Joe Harris nailed four 3-pointers and finished with 16 to lead the Cavaliers (21-5, 12-1 ACC), who notched their ninth straight victory and snapped a four- game skid at Clemson.

Mike Tobey matched Brogdon with 14 points and Anthony Gill added 12 off the Virginia bench.

K.J. McDaniels had 24 points in the Tigers' (15-9, 6-6) season-worst third consecutive loss. No other Clemson player scored more than seven. The Tigers were missing starting center Landry Nnoko, who was out with the flu.

"It's obvious Landry would have helped us, but I don't like talking about that because it takes away from the players that do play," Clemson coach Brad Brownell said. "Those guys fought today and did some good things for us, Josh (Smith) and Sidy (Djitte), and competed hard. We were in position to win without Landry, but we just didn't get it done."

Trailing by six, the Cavaliers went on an 8-0 run to grab the lead for good. Harris tied it at 43-43 with a shot from beyond the arc and a Brogdon jumper put Virginia ahead with about six minutes to play.

After nearly turning the ball over on the inbounds pass, Clemson got within 59-58 on a McDaniels 3-pointer with 21.1 seconds remaining.

Brogdon was then fouled and he sank both free throws to give the Cavaliers a three-point lead.

"He was very poised and he has a quietness in his mind when he steps up there," Virginia coach Tony Bennett said of Brogdon. "It was significant because they hit a big three to bring it within reach. It was a battle. We knew it would be a tough game and we knew we'd have to bring it and compete like heck to be in this. That was the mindset."

Jordan Roper looked to tie the game on the next Clemson possession, but his hurried 3-point attempt was off the mark. Brogdon was fouled again after securing the rebound and sealed the win at the charity stripe with 8.9 seconds left.

The Tigers got off to a red-hot start shooting the ball against the nation's No. 1 scoring defense, opening 6-for-6 from the field. Clemson then went cold after a Damarcus Harrison trey made it 21-14.

Virginia, meanwhile, heated up and Harris hit two 3-pointers during a 12-0 run. His second trey gave the Cavaliers their first lead at 24-21 and a Gill jumper capped the surge with roughly four minutes remaining.

A tip-in at the buzzer by Tobey put the Cavaliers up 31-28 at halftime.

Clemson made only five of its final 16 shots in the opening frames following its sizzling start, while Virginia shot 63.6 percent against the country's second-best scoring defense.

Game Notes

The Cavaliers won their first game at Clemson since Jan. 28, 2007. They had lost the previous four meetings by an average of 17 points ... Virginia has won nine straight ACC games for the first time since 1981-82. That's also the most recent season the program opened 12-1 in conference play ... Harris moved into second place on Virginia's all-time list for made 3-pointers. He now has 241. Curtis Staples (1995-98) owns the school record with 413 ... Virginia shot 47.9 percent for the game and held Clemson to 42.9 ... The Cavaliers owned a 33-20 rebounding advantage.

02/15 19:52:09 ET

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NBA
Final
CLE 110
GSW 99
1st
PHO 17
OKC 5
 
Final
KNST 53
NKENTUCKY 78
 
Final
CITA 74
ETST 73
 
Final
GWEBB 91
CSOU 81
 
Final
VMI 82
CHAT 86
 
Final
BRY 77
CCST 69
 
Final
PBY 80
CCAR 69
 
Final
DREX 44
DEL 58
 
Final
UNCA 71
HIGH 75
 
Final
TEMPL 66
HOU 54
Final
EKENT 63
JVST 57
 
Final
WRST 58
UWMIL 61
 
Final
MSU 90
MINN 96
Final
RFLSH 63
MNTER 60
 
Final
OSU 81
NEB 57
Final
MAST 67
NEOM 73
 
Final
ELON 72
NE 65
 
Final
LIB 80
RAD 69
 
Final
FD 85
SHU 90
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 67
 
Final
LIU 69
Terriers 74
 
Final
TENN 65
VANDY 73
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 59
 
Final
FUR 53
WCU 49
 
Final
IUPUI 71
WILL 66
 
Final
CAMP 65
WINT 50
 
Final
MERC 72
WOFF 76
 
Final
APP 58
GSOUT 77
 
Final
UNT 81
CHAR 65
 
Final
MURST 65
EILL 57
 
Final
MARS 87
FIU 69
 
Final
WKENT 71
FATL 68
 
Final
ILLCH 67
UWGB 72
 
Final
ORU 74
NDST 58
 
Final
NDAK 75
NARZ 85
 
Final
RICE 54
ODU 63
 
Final
MON 60
RIDE 63
 
Final
PEAY 64
SIUE 61
 
Final
LATU 77
UTEP 60
Final
SMISS 70
TXSA 66
Final
TENST 52
TENNM 69
 
Final
CHIST 74
GRCN 70
 
Final
UMKC 69
WLVRN 50
 
Final
SALA 57
LAMON 75
 
Final
ARKST 81
TXARL 80
 
Final
ARKLR 92
UGST 83
 
Final
TXST 67
TROY 61
 
2nd
COL 54
ARZ 81
 
2nd
PURD 78
RUTG 64
 
2nd
MEM 54
SMU 63
 
Final
NCOL 77
SUTAH 64
 
2nd
MORE 80
TENT 64
 
Final
EWASH 92
MNTST 68
 
Half
PORT 41
BYU 33
 
Half
CSNO 35
CSFU 39
 
Half
IDAHO 24
MONT 33
 
2nd
SCU 19
PAC 22
 
Half
UCSB 30
UCD 30
 
2nd
CPSL 30
UCI 40
 
1st
UTAH 15
ARST 7
 
11:00pm Tonight
STAN
ORST
11:00pm Tonight
GONZ
SDU
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USF
GAELS
 
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
LBSU
 
Final
NYR 4
ARI 3
Final
CLB 2
MON 5
Final
BUF 6
VAN 3
Final
FLA 0
CHI 3
Final
TOR 3
PHI 2
Final
WIN 1
STL 2
3rd
NAS 2
MIN 3
 
1st
SJS 1
DET 0
 
1st
LOS 0
OTT 0