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Nov. 30, 2014

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Virginia Game Notes
No. 8 Virginia 45, Rutgers 26
Barclays Center Classic championship game
Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Team Notes

  • Virginia opens a season 7-0 for the first time since 2003-04 (started 8-0)
  • The 26 points allowed were fewest allowed by UVa in the shot clock era (since 1986)
  • The Cavaliers captured a Thanksgiving tournament for the second straight season, winning the Corpus Christi Challenge last season
  • Virginia also defeated Norfolk State, Tennessee State and La Salle in the Barclays Center Classic
  • The Cavaliers held Rutgers scoreless for 9:24 in the second half (15:45 to 6:21)
  • The Cavaliers improved to 4-0 all-time vs. Rutgers
  • Virginia trailed at the half (18-17) for the second time this season
  • The Cavaliers’ 17 first-half points marked their lowest scoring opening half since scoring 15 in the opening half against Delaware on Nov. 13, 2012
  • Virginia improved to 40-2 when holding opponents under 50 points during the Bennett era
  • Virginia held its opponent under 40 points for the 11th time in the Bennett era (third this season) and the 14th time in the shot clock era
  • The Cavaliers held their opponent without a 3-point field goal for the first time since Feb. 26, 2014 (at Miami)

Player Notes

  • Anthony Gill was named MVP of the Barclays Center Classic
  • Gill averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds in the four-game tournament
  • Justin Anderson joined Gill on the Barclays Center Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Anderson (13 pts) scored in double figures for the sixth time this season (33rd time in his career)
  • Gill (13 points) scored in double figures for the fifth time this season (21st time in his UVa career)
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