Virginia Suffers 59-53 Loss to Seattle
CHARLOTTESVILLE-Guard Sterling Carter scored a game-high 19 points and forward Aaron Broussard scored 15 points and had a game-high 10 rebounds to lead Seattle University to a 59-53 victory over Virginia Wednesday night (Dec. 22) at John Paul Jones Arena.
The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Cavaliers and was their first loss of the season at home. Virginia is now 8-4 overall on the season, including 5-1 at home.
The victory improved Seattle’s record to 5-10. The Redhawks had lost their last two games.
Freshman guard KT Harrell led Virginia with 16 points and senior forward Mike Scott scored 12 points and had eight rebounds.
Scott returned to action for the Cavaliers after missing two games with an ankle injury.
After Virginia scored the first points of the game on a field goal by senior guard Mustapha Farrakhan, the Redhawks scored nine consecutive points to take the lead for good. Carter had five points in the run that gave Seattle a 9-2 lead just under four minutes into the game.
The Redhawks led by as many as 10 points in the first half and led 30-23 at halftime.
Seattle led by as many as 15 points in the second half and led 54-39 with 5:49 to play when the Cavaliers scored nine consecutive points to cut the Redhawks’ lead to six points at 54-48 with 3:56 left in the game. Scott had six points in the UVa run, but that was as close as Virginia got.
Seattle shot 50 percent (24-48) from the field in the game, including 35.7 percent (5-14) from three-point range, and 46.2 percent (6-13) from the free throw line. The Redhawks out-rebounded Virginia 36-32.
UVa shot 30.2 percent (16-53) from the field, including just 10 percent (2-20) from three-point range, and 82.6 percent (19-23) from the free throw line. The three-point shooting percentage was the lowest for Virginia since going 0-13 from three-point range at Georgia Tech on Dec. 4, 2005.
The Cavaliers don’t play again until Dec. 30 at home against Iowa State. That game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and will be televised by Comcast SportsNet.