Live analysis and score updates for the Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball game against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Friday night at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Armaan Franklin gets the scoring started with an elbow jumper, which is quickly becoming his go-to shot. Kadin Shedrick picks up a pair of help-side blocks early in the game, but Lehigh is able to score layups on three-straight possessions to take a 6-2 lead. Kihei Clark hits an open three from the left wing to end a near four-minute scoring drought for Virginia. Marques Wilson responds with a wide open three of his own on the other end. Jayden Gardner does a spin move and finishes at the rim with a foul.
Lehigh 9, Virginia 7 | 13:59 1H
Francisco Caffaro gets a layup to go after spending what seemed like an eternity in the paint surrounded by four Mountain Hawks. Nic Lynch scores over Caffaro on a hook shot, but Caffaro answers back with an offensive rebound and putback. Jayden Gardner ties the game at 13 with a jab-step pull-up jumper on the right baseline.
Lehigh 13, Virginia 13 | 10:02 1H
Francisco Caffaro with a great move in the paint and scores with his right hand to cap off a UVA 8-0 run to retake the lead. Dominic Parolin ends a Lehigh field goal drought of nearly four minutes with a jumper. Both teams are struggling tremendously to shoot right now - UVA is 0 for its last 6 shots and Lehigh is 1 for its last 8.
Lehigh 15, Virginia 17 | 5:04 1H
Reece Beekman lobs to Kadin Shedrick who finishes with a two-hand jam. This game has essentially just been a bunch of missed shots so far, as neither team can find the bottom of the basket right now. On the bright side, Virginia has 8 offensive rebounds already.
Lehigh 19, Virginia 19 | 3:20 1H
Kadin Shedrick intercepts a pass at mid-court and passes to Kihei Clark who finishes the layup in transition. Evan Taylor grabs an offensive board and scores to end a 5+ minute field goal drought for Lehigh. Reece Beekman drains a catch-and-shoot three from the left wing in response. Virginia takes a 25-21 lead into halftime. First half was not particularly good offensively for either team, with both teams shooting 33% from the field in the first half.
Halftime. Lehigh 21, Virginia 25
Both offenses get going a little bit to start the second half, with both teams finding some success in the paint. Kihei Clark with a strong drive and finish with some contact, Kadin Shedrick scores with a left hook and Armaan Franklin gets a floater in the paint to fall and UVA starts the second half with a 6-0 run. Jeameril Wilson scores back-to-back baskets, but Jayden Gardner muscles his way to the rim for two.
Lehigh 27, Virginia 35 | 14:45 2H
Reece Beekman hangs in the air for forever and gets a very tough shot to fall. UVA has hit 6 of its last 7 shots to extend its lead to 12 points and Lehigh calls a timeout.
Lehigh 27, Virginia 39 | 12:47
Coming out of the timeout, Beekman comes up with a steal and slams it home in transition. Then, Kihei Clark forces another turnover as Knostman travels near the half court line. Leads to a Kadin Shedrick hook shot. Virginia is currently on an 8-0 run.
Lehigh 27, Virginia 43 | 11:58 2H
Beekman comes up with another steal which leads to a Kihei Clark lefty layup. Armaan Franklin sinks a pull-up midrange and Kihei Clark scores on a floater. Kadin Shedrick picks up his third block and two more steals from the Cavaliers leads to layups for Beekman and Franklin as UVA goes on a 16-2 run to build a 22-point lead.
Lehigh 29, Virginia 51 | 9:22 2H
At 6-10 and 224 pounds, Igor Milicic Jr. runs a Kyle Guy-type play, sprinting off of a screen and draining a catch-and-shoot three from the left wing. Absolutely incredible. Malachi Poindexter follows that up with a three-pointer of his own on the next possession.
Lehigh 36, Virginia 61 | 3:16 2H
Tony Bennett empties the bench with three minutes remaining and Jayden Nixon, Chris McGahren, and Chase Coleman get some action to close the game.