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Nov. 21, 1999

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Virginia went on a 32-9 first-half run andforced 30 turnovers with a full-court press Sunday night as the Cavaliersdefeated VMI 98-57.

Travis Watson and Chris Williams led Virginia with 16 points each, and sixplayers scored at least nine for the Cavaliers. It was the 20th straightvictory for Virginia (2-0) over the Keydets, dating to 1964.

VMI’s run-and-gun game kept pace with Virginia early, and the Keydets (2-1)jumped to a 9-6 lead on an Andre Quarles’ 3-pointer with 14:12 left before thehalf. But waves of Virginia substitutions took their toll as the Cavaliersbegan forcing turnovers off the press and dominating the Keydets on the boards.

After falling behind in the first six minutes, the Cavaliers built a 38-18advantage on Keith Friel’s second 3-pointer, a pull-up jumper off a fast break,4:16 before the break.

At the half, the Cavaliers held a 46-25 lead, and had outrebounded theKeydets 26-14. Virginia finished with a 51-34 rebounding edge.

VMI, led by center Eric Mann’s 12 points, cut the lead to 18 several timesearly in the second half but got no closer. The Keydets were outscored 30-11 toclose the game.

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