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Virginia 65, Miami 40

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Paced by a career-high 15 points from freshman guard London Perrantes, the No. 12 Virginia Cavaliers dismantled Miami 65-40 Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.

It was Virginia coach Tony Bennett’s 100th victory with the team.

Perrantes was a perfect 5 of 5 from the field, including four from long distance. Guard Malcolm Brogdon continued his strong play as he added 15 points. It was Brogdon’s 16th straight double-figure scoring game.

Virginia (24-5, 15-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) was dominant in the second half as it used a 22-10 run to take a 49-31 lead with 7:10 to play.

After a shaky start from the field in the first half, Virginia recovered to shoot 45.5 percent (20 of 44) for the game. The Cavaliers made 9 of 16 3-pointers and finished 16 of 20 from the free-throw line.

Miami had a rough first half, and it got even worse in the second as the Hurricanes struggled from the field the entire game. The majority of their points came from the free-throw line, where they were 16 of 27.

Forward Erik Swoope led Miami with 13 points — nine from the line. Guard Rion Brown added 12 points for the Hurricanes (14-14, 5-10), who shot just 26.1 percent (12 of 46) and came up empty on all 12 of their 3-point attempts.

Miami grabbed an 8-5 lead before Virginia guard Justin Anderson checked into the game. Anderson sparked a quick 10-2 run for the Cavaliers during a stretch that lasted just under three minutes.

Virginia continued to lead for the remainder of the half and took its biggest lead at 24-15 before holding a 27-20 edge at the break.

Perrantes led the Cavaliers with nine first-half points. Guards Joe Harris and Brogdon added six points apiece for Virginia.

The Cavaliers shot just 33 percent for the half but made 5 of 10 3-point attempts. Perrantes and Harris each hit two 3-pointers.

Miami, which was 0 for 7 from 3-point range before halftime, got a team-high eight first-half points from Brown.

NOTES: Miami is 10-6 against Virginia in the series that dates back to 1966. … Before Wednesday, Virginia was allowing 55.3 points per game, which led the nation. … G Rion Brown totaled 43 points in the Hurricanes’ two wins last week, making seven 3-pointers. … Miami is 0-5 against ranked opponents this season.

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