Feb. 11, 1998
Cavs Give UNC Early Scare, Lose 60-45
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Antawn Jamison outscored Virginia 13-12 in the second half Wednesday night and top-ranked North Carolina overcame an early 3-point barrage by Curtis Staples to beat Virginia 60-45.
North Carolina (25-1, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) also won despite playing without Shammond Williams for all but four minutes. Williams got into a disagreement with coach Bill Guthridge in the first half and was benched. Williams was coming off a career-high 42 points in a double-overtime win over Georgia Tech.
Virginia (10-14, 2-9) missed 25 of its 30 field goal tries after going 13-for-30 in an inspired opening 20 minutes.
Staples, third on the NCAA's career 3-pointers list, hit six in the first half to help the Cavaliers to a 33-26 lead. But Staples was closely guarded by Ed Cota in the second half and managed just one 3 in six attempts.
Trailing 31-17 after Staples' sixth 3-pointer with 3:15 left in the first half, Jamison scored two straight baskets to start a 9-2 run for the Tar Heels, which brought the deficit under 10 and quieted a raucous crowd.
The second half opened with more of the same as North Carolina outscored the Cavaliers 13-3 over the first seven minutes and slowly pulled away.
Jamison and Vince Carter finished with 19 points each, and Jamison had 14 rebounds. The Tar Heels outrebounded Virginia 47-30, 26-16 after halftime.
Staples had 21 points to lead Virginia, but didn't score after his seventh 3-pointer with 17:56 to play. Colin Ducharme added 13 points while Norman Nolan, averaging 21.1 points coming in, was 3-for-12 and had seven points.
Virginia, just the second team in NCAA history to face the No. 1 ranked team four times in a season, dropped to 0-4 in those games with two losses each to Duke and the Tar Heels. Virginia is 1-19 in its history against teams ranked No. 1.
Staples' seven 3-pointers gave him 387 for his career, 14 behind Doug Day of Radford for No. 2 on the NCAA's career list, and 22 behind career leader Keith Veney, who made 409 for Lamar and Marshall from 1993-97.
Cavalier Tennis Programs Joining ForcesMen's Tennis6/21/17UVA's new head tennis coaches -- Andres Pedroso for the men and Sara O'Leary for the women -- want their programs to work closely together.Catching Up With Cherie Greer BrownWomen's Lacrosse6/19/17A 1994 graduate of UVA, where she was a three-time first-team All-American, the former Cherie Greer ranks among the finest players in lacrosse history.European Trip Strengthens Team's BondsWomen's Soccer6/14/17The Virginia women's soccer team recently returned from a trip to Europe, where the Cavaliers played two games in France and one in Germany.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Brogdon Named NBA Rookie of the Year
M. Basketball | 6/26/2017
Former Virginia two-time All-American and current Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon was named...
Virginia to Host Wisconsin in 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge
M. Basketball | 6/8/2017
The Cavaliers and Badgers meet for the third time in the Challenge and fifth time overall. UVA is...
Jeff White: Cavalier Men's Basketball Notebook
M. Basketball | 5/16/2017
The Cavaliers are heading into their ninth season under head coach Tony Bennett, who has led them...
UVA Men’s Basketball Signs Badocchi to NLI
M. Basketball | 5/11/2017
The Virginia men's basketball program signed forward Francesco Badocchi (Milan, Italy) to a...
Huff to Tour Czech Republic and Poland with AIA
M. Basketball | 5/4/2017
Virginia redshirt freshman Jay Huff (Durham, N.C.) will embark on a 13-day competitive basketball...
Perrantes Named VaSID All-State First Team
M. Basketball | 4/20/2017
Virginia’s London Perrantes (Los Angeles) was honored by the Virginia Sports Information...
Perrantes To Compete in Reese's College All-Star Game
M. Basketball | 03/28/2017
London Perrantes has been selected by the NABC to play in the 2017 Reese's Division I College All...
Thompson Departing Virginia Men's Basketball Program
M. Basketball | 03/23/2017
Virginia men's basketball head coach Tony Bennett announced March 23 that redshirt junior guard...
- Online Stores