Men's Basketball Defeats Nantucket Nectars Naturals, 94-70
Nov. 10, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior center Colin Ducharme recorded adouble-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds to lead the University ofVirginia men’s basketball team to a 94-70 exhibition win over the NantucketNectars Naturals before a crowd 2,313 on Wednesday evening at UniversityHall. The win closes out a 2-0 exhibition season for the Cavaliers.
In 22 minutes of action, Ducharme connected on three of five field goalattempts and converted four of five free throws en route to his 10 points.Sophomore guard Adam Hall led the Cavaliers in scoring with 15 points onsix of nine shooting from the field. A pair of freshmen, forward TravisWatson and point guard Majestic Mapp, contributed 12 points each off thebench for UVa. Watson made five of six attempts from the floor and alsopulled down nine rebounds. Mapp scored his 12 points on four of sevenshooting from the field and made three of five free throws as well. As ateam, Virginia shot a respectable 48.6 percent from the field as itconnected on 36 of 74 shots. The Cavaliers also held a 51-38 reboundingadvantage.
Guard Brian Gilgeous led the Nantucket Nectars Naturals with a game-high 17points, while forward Kenny Wood contributed 16 points and eight rebounds.
The Nantucket Nectars Naturals held a five-point lead, 15-10, with 12:02 toplay in the first half. Virginia overcame the early deficit by closing outthe first half on a 32-16 run to bring a 42-31 lead into intermission. TheCavaliers took control of the game during a four-minute stretch in whichthey outscored the Naturals 14-2. Six UVa players scored during the spurtthat started at the 6:37 mark with Virginia holding a two-point lead,26-24.
Virginia opens the 1999-2000 regular season on Friday, November 19, when ithosts Elon College at 7:30 p.m. at University Hall.