Live analysis and score updates for the Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball game against the JMU Dukes on Tuesday night at the Atlantic Union Bank Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
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Jayden Gardner gets a strong offensive board off of an Armaan Franklin miss and lays it in for the first basket of the game. Molson gets a tough layup to go over Shedrick for JMU's first basket almost four minutes into the game. Jayden Gardner responds with a strong move to the basket for a righty layup. Slow and sloppy offensive start for both teams. UVA with three turnovers and JMU with two turnovers through the first five minutes. Jayden Gardner with six rebounds already for Virginia.
Virginia 4, JMU 2 | 14:41 1H
Armaan Franklin knifes through multiple JMU defenders for a layup - a good sign after missing a few perimeter jumpers early. Reece Beekman blocks JMU's last-second three-pointer to force a shot-clock violation and Kihei Clark drains a long two on the other end. Clark drives the baseline before kicking to Jayden Gardner, who sinks the jump shot from the free-throw line. JMU has gone over four minutes without a point.
Virginia 10, JMU 2 | 11:59 1H
Vado Morse drains a pull-up three-pointer to end a near-five minute scoring drought for the Dukes. Morse cuts to the basket through the lane and finishes the layup on the next possession. Gardner travels on the other end for UVA's sixth turnover of the game. Charles Falden makes both free throws after a foul by Francisco Caffaro and JMU is on a 7-0 run. Taine Murray makes one of two free throws and then Falden makes a fadeaway jumper on Murray to tie the game at 11-11. Takal Molson spins on Murray and hits a tough shot off the glass to give JMU the lead. Virginia is 0/7 from three to start the game. Kadin Shedrick takes a charge on Justin Amadi to give the ball back to Virginia, but an 11-1 run by JMU has given the Dukes the lead.
Virginia 11, JMU 13 | 7:53 1H
Terell Strickland gets his shot to fall off the glass and Kadin Shedrick picks up his second foul and exits the game. Alonzo Sule rolls to the basket and finishes to extend JMU's lead to seven points. The Dukes are currently on a 16-1 run. Virginia has not scored in over six minutes and has just one point in the last nine minutes. UVA is 5/17 from the field and 0/9 from three.
Virginia 11, JMU 18 | 3:17 1H
Sule gets Gardner to bite on a pump fake and lays it in with his left hand. Julien Wooden catches the lob from Morse and the JMU lead is up to 11 points. Virginia has gone 12 minutes without a field goal. Justin Amadi rolls open out of the screen and gets an open dunk. Kihei Clark drains a corner three off the feed from Reece Beekman on the final possession of the first half to end the seemingly eternal Virginia scoring drought. Clark ends the JMU run but the damage is done and it is catastrophic. The Dukes put together a 22-1 run as the Cavaliers shot 0 for their first 13 three point attempts before Clark's three to end the half.
Halftime. Virginia 14, JMU 24
Julien Wooden's elbow jumper hits the rim and the backboard before falling in. Armaan Franklin air-balls a three, but Jayden Gardner gets the rebound and the ball finds its way back to Franklin for a floater which he makes. Kihei Clark lobs it to Kadin Shedrick who slams it home, but Morse responds with a catch-and-shoot three from the left corner for JMU. Kihei Clark flares to the right corner and splashes the three-pointer. Kihei Clark has both of Virginia's three-pointers tonight as the Cavaliers have shot 2/17 from beyond the arc so far. JMU has also made only two three-pointers on ten attempts and the lead is 8 points for the Dukes.
Virginia 21, JMU 29 | 15:27 2H
Kihei Clark knocks the ball out of the hands of Charles Falden as he jumped, but Falden gets it back and makes the corner three. Julien Wooden walks into a pull-up three over Kadin Shedrick at the top of the key and drains it. Kihei Clark responds with a pull-up three on the right wing. Reece Beekman picks up back-to-back fouls on the same possession far from the basket. Then, Strickland drives on Beekman and makes the layup at the end of the shot clock. Jayden Gardner gets the pass from Beekman and drives in and finishes through contact. UVA needs to go to that play more often as it is clearly not the Cavaliers' night for perimeter shooting. As I am writing that, Reece Beekman bottoms a three-pointer from the corner to get the Hoos within seven points. Sule gets loose from Caffaro and makes the elbow jumper.
Virginia 30, JMU 39 | 11:29 2H
Tyree Ihenacho catches the lob and finishes the layup in the air. Gardner connects with Caffaro on a high-low pass which results in a Caffaro dunk. Carson McCorkle misses a three-pointer and Kadin Shedrick picks up an ill-advised third foul on an over-the-back call going for the offensive rebound. Clark's three is way off but Gardner picks up the rebound and scores. Gardner now has a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, including six offensive rebounds.
Virginia 35, JMU 42 | 7:47 2H
Strickland pump fakes the three and drives to the basket for the layup. UVA finally gets the ball inside to Kadin Shedrick, who makes the fallaway shot in the post. The Cavaliers can't seem to get any closer to the Dukes than seven points.
Virginia 37, JMU 44 | 5:31 2H
A pair of Kadin Shedrick free throws cuts it to five points. Then, Jayden Gardner pokes the ball away and Armaan Franklin runs it down before passing it back to Gardner for the transition dunk. UVA is on a 6-0 run to cut it the deficit to three points.
Virginia 41, JMU 44 | 4:45 2H
Kadin Shedrick is left wide open for a long two-pointer just inside the three-point line and he sinks it. Armaan Franklin curls into the paint and makes a floater to give Virginia the lead at 45-44. A 10-0 UVA run gives the Cavaliers their first lead since it was 11-9 midway through the first half.
Virginia 45, JMU 44 | 3:32 2H
Kadin Shedrick blocks a JMU shot late in the shot clock to give the ball back to UVA, but the Hoos are unable to convert on the other end. Amadi makes a tough layup off of an amazing pass from Takal Molson between two Cavalier defenders. Beekman's layup rolls off the front of the rim, but he gets the offensive rebound and is fouled. Beekman makes both free throws and Virginia goes back in front by one point.
Virginia 47, JMU 46 | 2:03 2H
Falden makes an extremely contested jumper over Franklin, but Franklin responds with a jumper on the other end to retake the lead. Molson spins on Gardner in the paint and makes the hook shot and JMU takes a one-point lead with less than a minute left. Franklin's corner jump shot is off the mark as we enter the final minute of the game. JMU calls a timeout with 35 seconds remaining.
Virginia 49, JMU 50 | 35.3 remaining
Molson makes another acrobatic jumper in the paint as he elevated over Gardner on one foot and got the shot to fall. With JMU up by three, Kihei Clark heaves a three-pointer from the right wing, but it's off the mark and Virginia is forced to foul with less than five seconds remaining.
Virginia 49, JMU 52 | 4.8 remaining
JMU misses the front-end of the one-and-one and the ball goes out to Armaan Franklin who puts up a desperation half-court shot that misses to the right of the basket off the backboard. JMU picks up its first-ever victory over Virginia in 12 tries.