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CHARLOTTESVILLE — Adrian Joseph had 19 points on 7-11 shooting from the floor to lead Virginia to a 79-65 victory over Hampton at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday (Dec. 19). Mike Scott, making his first career start, scored a career-high 15 points and Sean Singletary added 12 points for the Cavaliers, who improved to 8-2 on the season.

Jerome Meyinsse came off the bench for Virginia to tie his career high with nine points while grabbing a career-high nine rebounds.

Hampton led the game for most of the first half, but the Cavaliers went on an 11-2 run to end the period and take a 36-32 lead into intermission. In the second half, Virginia extended its lead to as many as 15 points.

The Cavaliers, who hadn’t played in 12 days due to a break for final exams, shot 44.6 percent from the floor and 80.0 percent from the line. Virginia’s 79 points were the most against Hampton this season, which entered the game ranked 13th nationally in scoring defense, allowing 55.9 points per game.

The Pirates shot 36.5 percent from the floor and 59.1 percent from the line.

Hampton was led by Vincent Simpson, who scored 22 points off the bench, 17 of which came in the first half. Rashad West and Adrian Woodard added 13 and 10 points respectively for the Pirates (5-5).

The game was broadcast by ACC Select and is archived on

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