CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 4 Virginia shot 54 percent from the floor, while holding Morgan State to 26 percent shooting in the 83-45 win on Monday night at John Paul Jones Arena.
Kyle Guy (Indianapolis, Ind.) and De’Andre Hunter (Philadelphia, Pa.) led the Cavaliers with 15 points each. Kody Stattmann (Queensland, Australia) had a career-high nine points Every player that appeared in the game for the Cavaliers scored. Braxton Key (Charlotte, N.C.) led UVA with nine rebounds and added six points. Ty Jerome (New Rochelle, N.Y.) dished out five assists and added a career-high five steals.
UVA scored 36 points off the bench, 20 points off turnovers and 18 fast break points in the contest.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Virginia closed the first half on a 24-9 run to lead 47-23 at the half. The Cavaliers opened the game shooting 90 percent for the first eight minutes of the game. Out of the break, UVA extended its lead with a 20-5 run to lead 67-28. The Cavaliers led by as many as 40 in the game and held the Bears without a field goal for over eight minutes in the second half.
THE GAME BALL GOES TO
Kyle Guy started the game 2-for-2 as UVA opened the game 7-of-7 and 4-of-4 from beyond the arc. Guy finished with 15 points (5-of-8, 3-of-5 3FGs) and a steal. Ty Jerome helped setup the UVA offense as he had five assists and a career-high five steals on the night.
“It was good to see a lot of guys get opportunities to play. We’re going to need everyone. Obviously, [we] started out shooting the ball well. Guys played hard and a lot of guys got experience, so I thought it was a positive night in that regard.”
• UVA shot a season-high 65.2 percent (15 of 23) from field in the first half
• UVA held Morgan State to 25.9 percent shooting, marking a season low for the Cavaliers
• Jerome had a career-high five steals
• UVA is 4-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 50 points (80-2 all-time under Bennett)
• Kody Stattmann had a season-high nine points and Marco Anthony had a season-high eight points
Virginia remains at home to host in-state foe VCU on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.