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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three players finished in double-figures to lead No. 19 Virginia to a 65-39 win over Virginia Tech in a Commonwealth Clash on Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena.
Virginia had runs of 10-2 and 11-3 in the game to stretch its lead out. Braxton Key (Charlotte, N.C.) finished with a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kihei Clark (Woodland Hills, Calif.) had a career-high 18 points with six assists. Kody Stattmann (Bentley Park, Queensland) had career-highs with 10 points and eight rebounds.
Virginia shot 46 percent from the floor and 33 percent from beyond the arc. The Cavaliers led in rebounds (38-25) and points in the paint (34-16). Virginia held Virginia Tech to 17 points in the first half and was held to under 40 points for the first time since 1967.
Casey Morsell (Fort Washington, Md.) hit a three-pointer to begin the game. Virginia had 10-3 run in the first half with Key scoring five of those points. A Key layup followed by a three by Clark put UVA ahead 26-11. UVA took a 30-17 lead at the half after Jay Huff (Durham, N.C.) passed it to Stattmann for a dunk just a time expired.
Virginia continued to expand its lead with an 8-2 run that included six points from Clark, with a 3-point play and sinking three free throws. UVA closed out the game on an 11-3 run for its largest lead of the game.
Braxton Key had 18 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double.
• UVA has won 23 of its last 26 games against teams from Virginia.
• UVA limited its fifth opponent to 20 or fewer points in the first half (UVA led 30-17)
• UVA owned a 38-25 rebound advantage
• UVA held its fifth opponent to less than 30 percent shooting (27.1%)
• Virginia has a three-game winning streak against Virginia Tech
• The 26-point home win was UVA’s largest in the series since a 48-point (107-59) home win on Feb. 18, 1955
• The Virginia-Virginia Tech game was part of the Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529, which is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams of the Cavaliers and Hokies.
• The UVA-VT game was worth a half point in the Clash and the Cavaliers lead this year’s Clash 4.5-2.
Virginia be on the road at Boston College on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Tip is set for 7 p.m. in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network.