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Game Notes: #6 UVA basketball dominates Harvard

uva-logo-new2NCAA Records
• Harvard’s one first-half field goal Sunday at UVA in the 76-27 Virginia win tied the NCAA record for fewest made field goals in a half in the shot clock era (Savannah State, one second-half field goal at Kansas State on Jan. 7, 2008)

Other Defensive Records
• Harvard’s 16 percent (8-50) from the floor was the lowest FG percentage by a Virginia opponent (previous low was 19 percent by Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 8, 2012)
• Harvard’s eight first-half points is the fewest first-half points allowed by Virginia in the shot clock era (breaking the mark of Clemson’s 10 first-half points on Feb. 7, 2013)
• The eight points allowed matches Virginia’s fewest points allowed in any half in the shot clock era (tying Rutgers’ eight second-half points earlier this season)
• Harvard’s 27 points are the second-fewest allowed by Virginia in the shot clock era (26 by Rutgers earlier this season)

Team Notes

  • The 49-point win ties for the fifth-largest margin of victory for Virginia during the modern era (since 1938)
    • Virginia’s 31-point halftime was lead in its largest since leading Seattle 44-13 (31 points) at the half of an 83-43 win on Nov. 17, 2012
    • The Cavaliers extended their home-court winning streak to 17 games (16 of the 17 victories during the streak have been by double digits)
    • The 17-game home winning streak is the eighth-longest active streak in the nation
    Virginia opens a season 11-0 for the first time since 1992-93
    • The Cavaliers held an opponent under 70 points for the 17th consecutive game (longest active streak nationally)
    Virginia shot 50 percent or better from the floor for the fourth consecutive game and sixth time this season
    • The Cavaliers improve to 57-4 when scoring at least 70 points during the Tony Bennett era

Player Notes
Mike Tobey scored a season-high 15 points
• Tobey scored in double figures for the fifth time this season (25th time in his career)

  • Tobey (15 pts, 10 rebs) had his second career double-double (both this season)
    • Tobey, who entered the game averaging 8.2 points per game, scored Virginia’s first nine points of the game
    • Malcolm Brogdon (15 points) scored in double figures for the eighth time this season (42nd time in his career)

John Paul Jones Arena Notes
• Virginia’s 49-point margin of victory is a JPJ record
• Harvard’s 27 points are the fewest scored by a team at JPJ (previous record 36, twice)

  • Harvard’s eight first-half points is an arena low for points in a half (breaking the mark of Clemson’s 10 first-half points on Feb. 7, 2013)
 
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