College Basketball: UVa. falls in Canadian finale, 88-83

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UVa. basketball’s trip to Canada ended on a bit of a downer with an 88-83 loss to McGill University on Sunday.

The Cavs had won the first two games of its weekend set against St. Lawrence College (107-60 on Friday) and Concordia (85-70 on Saturday).

McGill, which played defending national champion Kansas tough before losing 72-67 on Saturday, had to rally to knock off Virginia on Sunday, outscoring the ‘Hoos 13-3 in the final 3:02 after trailing 80-75.

Calvin Baker and Jeff Jones each scored 18 points to lead UVa., which trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half before rallying to take a 48-45 lead into the break. Sammy Zeglinski scored 11 points, and Jerome Meyinsse added 10 points.

“Any time you compete, the object is to win,” UVa. coach Dave Leitao said. “McGill played well, and I congratulate them on the victory. Over this weekend we’d obviously rather win than lose, but in the case of this trip, I probably coached a little differently. I was coaching to get better as a team and to find some things out. As a result of this game, we can identify areas we need to work on, and when we get started in October work on those areas to be sure by the time we get to the season we’ve shored those things up.”

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