CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Sixth-ranked Virginia sent Harvard and head coach Tommy Amaker home with a sour taste in their mouths right before the holidays as the Cavaliers demolished the Crimson 76-27 Sunday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena.
The Crimson ran into a Virginia (11-0) squad that is playing some of the best basketball in the nation and is off to its best start in 22 years.
Center Mike Tobey played his premier game of the season for the Cavaliers as he scored 15 points, all in the first half, on 6-of-7 shooting. His previous high was 14 in Virginia’s win over Maryland. He also pulled down 10 rebounds to complete the double-double.
Guard Malcolm Brogdon also scored 15 points and added six rebounds and six assists. Three other Cavaliers scored at least eight points as they had 11 players score for the game.
Virginia took its largest lead of the game of 49 points at the 3:51 mark and held on to that lead for the remainder of the contest.
Harvard (7-2) broke a drought of 19 straight missed field goals that spanned over a 19:53 stretch with a layup by forward Steve Moundou-Missi at the 16:38 mark of the second half.
No. 17 Maryland 73, Oklahoma State 64
STILLWATER, Okla. — The Terrapins pulled past the Cowboys in their first official road game at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Forwards Jake Layman and Jared Nickens fueled a 15-3 spurt out of the halftime break to start a surge that carried Maryland (11-1) to its fourth straight win. Layman and Nickens combined for 13 during the spurt and 32 overall.
Layman finished with a game-high 21 points, pouring in 16 in the second half.
Forward Le’Bryan Nash led all scorers with 11 points in the half, and he finished with a team-high 17 for the Cowboys (9-2).
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