CHARLOTTESVILLE — Malcolm Brogdon had 20 points and London Perrantes scored all 13 of his points in the second half as No. 13 Virginia ended a two-game losing streak with a 66-58 victory over No. 8 Miami on Tuesday night.
Anthony Gill added 15 points for the Cavaliers (13-3, 2-2 ACC), who used an 11-2 run in the second half to turn a 43-41 deficit into a 52-45 lead with roughly seven and a half minutes to go and never trailed again.
Angel Rodriguez had 17 points and Sheldon McClellan added 13 points for Miami (13-2, 2-1 ACC), which had a seven-game winning streak snapped.
The Hurricanes closed within 59-56 on Rodriguez’s driving basket with 2:20 to play, but Miami didn’t score again until Rodriguez made two free throws with 29 seconds left. In the meantime, Perrantes made a runner in the lane with 1:05 to play, Gill added a free throw and Darius Thompson made two free throws for Virginia.
Perrantes, who didn’t score until 15:42 remained, sparked the go-ahead run with a 3-pointer, followed with a driving shot that banked in and then added two free throws. After Rodriguez scored for Miami, Mike Tobey scored on a hook, disturbed a layup at the other end and Brogdon’s free throws made it 54-45.
Tobey finished with 12 points and seven rebounds for Virginia, and Gill grabbed eight rebounds.
Tobey’s putback with 4:35 left in the first half sparked a 10-4 run for the Cavaliers, with Tobey scoring eight points. The burst gave the Cavaliers a 27-21 lead, and Ja’Quan Newton cut it to four with two free throws in the final minute.
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