Virginia 74, Wofford 39

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia put together a complete game on both ends of the court as it cruised to a 74-39 non-conference win over Wofford Sunday afternoon at the John Paul Jones Arena.
The Cavaliers shot 63.8 percent (30-of-47) from the field for the game, including 70.8 percent (17-of-24) in the second half. Virginia (10-3) also hit 53.3 percent from three, making 8-of-15.
While the offensive output was remarkable, Virginia coach Tony Bennett had to be pleased with his team's defense. The Cavaliers limited Wofford (6-7) to 33.3 percent (14-of-42) shooting, and the Terriers made just 5-of-19 from three.
Its last time out, Virginia gave up 43 second-half points to Old Dominion in a 63-61 loss. It was the most points the Cavaliers have surrendered in a single half this season.
Freshman center Mike Tobey came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points for Virginia, making 9-of-10 shots. Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell each had 15 points.
Virginia outscored Wofford 39-6 over a stretch of 16:28 that spanned both halves. The Terriers trailed 17-15 after freshman Spencer Collins hit a three with 6:28 to play in the first half, but they managed just two field goals during Virginia's run.
It was a disappointing result for Wofford, which had won four of its last five heading into Sunday's game. Their last time out, the Terriers won at Xavier 56-55.
Freshman Spencer Collins had 17 points to lead Wofford. No other player scored more than five.
Virginia led 31-17 at the half. The Cavaliers quickly fell behind 5-0 but tightened up on defense to limit the Terriers to 30 percent shooting in the opening period.
That defensive spark was provided by senior walk-on point guard Doug Browman, who played 11 minutes in the first half. Heading into the game, his season-high for minutes was 13 against Mississippi Valley State, and while Browman didn't attempt a shot, he played good perimeter defense.
As a team, the Cavaliers shot 56.5 percent from the field in the opening period. Harris led the team with 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting. Mitchell had nine points and five rebounds while Tobey came off the bench to hit all four of his shots and scored eight points in 13 minutes.
Collins had 10 points to lead the Terriers, making three of his four shot attempts. His teammates combined to go 3-for-16 from the field and 1-for-7 from three in the first half.
Notes: This is the second all-time meeting between the schools. Virginia won the first meeting 87-65 on Jan. 2, 2003. ... Virginia senior point guard Jontel Evans missed his ninth game of the season with a foot injury.

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