Charlottesville, VA (WWBT)- We've watched the Virginia football team turn things around, and now the Cavalier men's basketball team appears to be on the verge of a successful season as well. The Cavaliers used a second half run to pull away and upset 14th ranked Michigan, 70-58.
The two teams battled back and forth during the first half, but a surge at the end of the frame gave Virginia the 24-23 lead at the break. The Cavaliers would trail, 41-38, with 12:10 to play, but score 15 unanswered points to go ahead and pull away. The Wolverines went a span of 6:10 without scoring a point in the second half, helping Virginia top its highest ranked opponent since February of 2009.
Mike Scott paced Virginia with 18 points and eleven rebounds, while Joe Harris added 18 points and seven boards. Freshman Malcon Brogdon netted a career-high 16 points as well, while Sammy Zeglinski chipped in eleven points and six assists.
Virginia improves to 6-1 on the season and will return to action on Saturday when Longwood visits John Paul Jones Arena.