Scott leads Virginia past surprising Rider 79-46
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP)—Mike Scott had 17 points and nine rebounds Thursday night, leading Virginia to a 79-46 victory against Rider in the Cancun Challenge.
The Cavaliers (2-1) held Rider to 33.3 percent shooting (17-for-51), ending a fast start to the season that saw the Broncs (2-1) average 87 points in beating Mississippi State and Lehigh.
Scott had 13 points in the first half, which ended with Virginia ahead 36-22.
The Cavaliers used a 14-3 run to start the second half to stretch the margin to 50-25 with 15 minutes left. The Broncs never got any closer.
Sammy Zeglinski added 12 points and Jeff Jones 11 for the Cavaliers.
The Broncs, who arrived with three players averaging 17.5 points or more, got nine points from Ryan Thompson, 8.5 below his average. Mike Ringgold had eight, more than 15 below his average, and Novar Gadson had just three, 17 off his norm. Brandon Penn scored 10.