Score: Virginia 76, VCU 67
Location: Richmond, Va. (E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 2-1, Virginia 3-0
Attendance: 7,637 (102nd consecutive sellout)
The short story: During a second half that saw VCU consistently remain within striking distance, the Rams trailed UVA just 68-64 with 1:33 remaining before a Ty Jerome 3-pointer put the Cavaliers up 71-64 as they held off the Rams late.
- Issac Vann scored a season-high 19 points while shooting 8-of-10 from the floor.
- Jonathan Williams scored 14 points and dished out eight assists with only one turnover.
- Khris Lane added 12 points and five rebounds.
- Kyle Guy scored a career-high 29 points and shot 5-of-9 from deep.
- Ty Jerome was the only other Cavalier in double figures at 13 points as he also recorded seven assists.
- Virginia won the turnover battle forcing 12 VCU turnovers that netted them a 16-2 advantage in points off of them.
- A VCU layup by Williams brought VCU within 68-64 with 2:08 left in the game but Jerome answered with a 3-pointer to cap a 5-2 burst by Virginia and take a 71-64 lead with 1:33 left.
- The Cavaliers only turned the ball over five times during the game against VCU's press and held an 18-0 advantage in fast break points.
- The Rams held a 36-26 advantage on the glass and led 10-5 in offensive rebounds but only had a 6-5 edge in second chance points.
- UVA ended the game making each of their last four field goal attempts.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- UVA shot 43.5 percent from 3-point range going 10-of-23 from behind the arc while VCU shot 9-25 (36 percent).
- The game remained within a 10-point margin during the entire second half but the Cavaliers held a lead for 38:11 of the game.
- Virginia shot 55.2 percent in the second half while the Rams shot 44.8 percent.
VCU will head to Hawaii to face Marquette in the 2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational at 2:30 p.m. EST on Nov. 20.