UVa. upsets #13 Minnesota

Young Cavs rally big in second half

A 29-7 second-half run erased a 10-point deficit and propelled Virginia to an 87-79 upset of #13 Minnesota Monday night in the opening game of the ACC-Big 10 Challenge.

The hot-shooting ‘Hoos made 10 of their 13 three-point attempts on the game, but even with their marksmanship trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half and were down 47-37 early in the second half.

A three-pointer by senior forward Will Sherill gave Virginia its first lead since the opening minute of the game at 49-48 with 13:23 left. The long run was capped by a Mustapha Farrakhan layup that made it 66-54 six minutes later.

Farrakhan had a career-high 23 points, including 14 in the first half, when the senior guard hit all four of his three-point attempts and almost single-handedly kept the Cavs in the game.

Freshman Joe Harris led UVa. (4-3) with 24 points.

Trevor Mbakwe had 18 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks for Minnesota (6-1).



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