February 8, 2012

Scott (9-for-9) helps No. 19 Virginia beat Wake

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP)- Mike Scott made all nine of his shots and scored 19 points to lead No. 19 Virginia to a 68-44 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday night.

Joe Harris added 11 points and three other players were in double figures for the Cavaliers (19-4, 6-3 Atlantic Coast), who ended a six-game losing skid at the hands of the Demon Deacons.

Travis McKie scored 16 points for Wake Forest (11-13, 2-8), which has dropped five in a row and nine of its past 11. C.J. Harris scored 10.

Leading by 21 at the break after scoring the final 12 points of the half, the Cavaliers put it away by hitting their first six shots of the second period and took a 52-21 lead.

The Cavaliers dominated the opening half, shooting 70.8 percent (17 of 24) from the field and taking a 40-19 lead into the break.

Scott nailed all seven of his attempts from the floor and contributed 15 points in the first 20 minutes.

The Cavaliers cooled off considerably in the second half but still shot 53.7 percent (29 of 54) for the evening. Virginia forced 17 turnovers.



 

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