NCAAB Game Recap - Towson at Virginia
Tue Nov 6, 2018 7:00 PM EST

MSU
87
Kansas
92
F
Duke
118
KY
84
F
IdaSt
79
Gonz
120
F
Tows
42
UVA
73
F
(N/A)
41
Tenn
86
F
BYU
70
Nev
86
F
UNC
78
Woff
67
F
Morg
77
Vill
100
F
SthAL
58
Aub
101
F
PorSt
57
Oreg
84
F
E WA
34
Syr
66
F
Fla
60
FlaSt
81
F
Norf
44
Mich
63
F
IPFW
71
UCLA
96
F
Citad
80
Clem
100
F
SeLA
63
LSU
94
F
Fairf
57
Purd
90
F
W Ky
55
Wash
73
F
(N/A)
54
WIGB
110
F
StFPA
67
Buff
82
F
RocMI
67
E MI
77
F
KTChr
82
MorSt
102
F
Rider
70
UCF
84
F
LoyMD
55
StJon
76
F
Wagn
49
Seton
89
F
Sien
67
Prov
77
F
ChiSt
55
Ind
104
F
(N/A)
58
Ford
106
F
Brev
51
SCSt
99
F
AlaAM
63
SoFL
80
F
(N/A)
58
JMU
86
F
Maris
69
Army
73
F
Colg
78
NJIT
81
F(OT)
(N/A)
58
Hamp
110
F
Detr
76
W MI
89
F
(N/A)
56
VMI
89
F
YSU
53
Pitt
69
F
IL-C
67
ND
84
F
FlaAM
65
Jacksn
50
F
(N/A)
66
Harv
78
F
Stony
77
GrgWas
74
F(OT)
(N/A)
48
Furm
102
F
Clev
63
David
83
F
(N/A)
39
Dart
114
F
Presb
73
Charl
85
F
WIMil
53
BC
73
F
IndSt
69
Ball
86
F
(N/A)
54
AbCh
107
F
(N/A)
62
App
125
F
JWCO
65
AF
90
F
FlGlf
66
IlSt
74
F
(N/A)
38
NoKY
102
F
(N/A)
56
Longw
84
F
GWebb
57
VACom
69
F
USC-Up
52
SCar
65
F
Bry
63
URI
97
F
(N/A)
57
Radf
91
F
Navy
44
OlDom
67
F
MtStM
55
NCSU
105
F
(N/A)
54
UNH
108
F
Chat
80
Charl
69
F
(N/A)
76
LongI
109
F
CenCT
75
Hartfo
68
F
ETSU
68
GASt
74
F
Penn
72
GMas
71
F
(N/A)
67
CenMI
98
F
(N/A)
52
BGSU
91
F
(N/A)
50
Akr
70
F
SacHr
81
HolyC
93
F
(N/A)
47
CoCar
91
F
TxWes
71
SFA
83
F
LaSal
67
Temp
75
F
ETXB
64
SamH
85
F
UNCG
74
NCAT
66
F
UMassL
75
UMass
83
F
Del
67
MD
73
F
UNCW
93
Campbl
97
F(OT)
InWor
37
TxTch
87
F
N AL
74
Samf
91
F
(N/A)
69
MidTN
91
F
(N/A)
54
NIU
93
F
(N/A)
60
Troy
95
F
Oral
50
MOSt
84
F
(N/A)
55
N TX
89
F
(N/A)
48
N DA
104
F
(N/A)
51
NrthIA
97
F
(N/A)
58
Nich
86
F
ULMo
75
JackSt
66
F
CS-Ful
94
AzSt
102
F(2OT)
LaTec
71
WichSt
58
F
(N/A)
84
TexPA
91
F
Alc
56
Tuls
73
F
TNTec
61
Mem
76
F
(N/A)
43
LoyMa
75
F
HuTil
59
Lamar
79
F
Boston
77
NE
74
F
GrCan
74
SDSt
79
F
Corn
86
Bingha
75
F
Copp
63
Wisc
85
F
(N/A)
65
Valpa
121
F
TXTyl
66
TexAr
90
F
StLeo
64
Rice
80
F
MsVl
37
Nebras
106
F
NebOm
76
Minn
104
F
OakCi
53
APSU
114
F
Pacif
74
SIU-E
65
F
E IL
59
Tex
71
F
SEMO
65
StLou
75
F
(N/A)
66
SoMis
111
F
CenAR
55
Mizzu
68
F
AlSt
53
IaSt
79
F
Mercer
67
UAB
75
F
South
62
Alab
82
F
(N/A)
53
Lipsco
97
F
(N/A)
80
ULLa
121
F
(N/A)
68
ChaSo
100
F
DelSt
56
ECU
81
F
IUPUI
69
Xav
82
F
Elon
62
Manh
56
F
MD-ES
53
GTown
68
F
W IL
67
Crei
78
F
(N/A)
63
S UT
109
F
Leh
85
Monm
61
F
(N/A)
71
UtVal
96
F
Cnten
62
NWSt
102
F
UCRiv
59
OrSt
72
F
(N/A)
63
UTEP
90
F
UtSt
101
MTSt
71
F
UMBC
42
Marq
67
F
Maine
50
Denv
63
F
UMKC
45
LoyIL
76
F
SprH
66
NOrl
95
F
CmbTN
58
TN-M
91
F
NDSt
56
NMSt
73
F
Winth
79
Vand
92
F
TXSo
72
Baylor
69
F
Seatt
74
Stan
96
F
AKAnc
63
Fres
91
F
UCSB
76
Wyo
66
F
ArkPB
60
SDSU
76
F
(N/A)
103
Portl
111
F
NM
87
CSNor
84
F
USF
76
UCDav
42
F
Web
66
USD
83
F
Ida
68
UCIrv
86
F
RobM
62
USC
83
F

Virginia 73, Towson 42

Nov 6, 2018, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Towson (0-1)

19

23

42

(5) Virginia (1-0)

28

45

73

Jerome's 20 points lead No. 5 Virginia past Towson, 73-42
Tue Nov 6, 2018 10:26 PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Ty Jerome said it was great to be back on the basketball court.

Jerome scored 20 points and De'Andre Hunter had 13 and 10 rebounds as No. 5 Virginia beat Towson 73-42 on Tuesday night in its first game since they made history that followed them all offseason as the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The Cavaliers didn't just lose, but got dominated in a 74-54 loss to UMBC.

"Given how last year ended, I think we were even more excited to come out and get a win under our belts and just play basketball with each other again," he said, adding that he's been asked to address similar questions a lot. "We were real anxious. We've been playing against each other for a while now, the whole summer and then a month of practices. We were excited to play against somebody else."

Jerome made six 3-pointers for the Cavaliers (1-0), who outscored the Tigers 45-23 after halftime. He scored 11 in the first half and took a seat early having made 6 of 9 3-point shots and adding four assists. He was joined with an early night off by Hunter, who played just 26 minutes in his return from a wrist injury that caused him to miss the ACC championship and the infamous loss in the tournament.

Coach Tony Bennett emptied his bench by the midpoint of the second half.

"That was a great joy for me to see that," he said of giving Kody Stattmann, Jayden Nixon and Grant Kersey their first college minutes.

Tobias Howard made three 3-pointers and led Towson (0-1) with 10 points and Brian Fobbs had nine. The Tigers had long spells without a field goal in each half and finished shooting 31.7 percent (13-41). They also missed 15 of 27 free throws (46.7 percent) and turned the ball over 14 times while forcing just five by the Cavaliers.

"We appreciate Ty Jerome throwing a bunch of dagger threes in there to really give them some separation," coach Pat Skeery said. "He just has that kind of innate feel about when to seize the game. That's kind of what he did to cause some separation and wear us down."

Freshman Kihel Clark was impressive in his debut for Virginia. The 5-foot-9 guard made, arguably, the defensive play of the game when he intercepted the ball while guarding an inbounds pass and laid it in for a 49-33 Cavaliers lead. Later, he threw an alley-oop pass to Jay Huff, putting Virginia ahead 65-37 with 3:29 to play. Alabama transfer Braxton Key had seven points and nine rebounds for Virginia.

THE HAUNTING

Bennett was wrapping up his postgame media session when he glanced up at a TV in the room.

It was showing a game between UMBC and Marquette.

"I'd like to thank Bach for putting the UMBC game on for me in my postgame press conference," he said, laughing, of Virginia men's basketball sports information director, Erich Bacher. "That's really great of our sports information director. That's really wonderful."

BIG PICTURE

Towson: The Tigers have a tall task, especially early in the season with only three players back from last season's team and the leading scorer among the three, Jordan McNeil (4.7 ppg), sidelined with a wrist injury suffered two weeks ago. Coach Pat Skeery has nine new players to incorporate into his style of play.

Virginia: The Cavaliers were very slow starting on offense, but the defense that has been their trademark under Tony Bennett was there from the outset. Towson went nearly nine minutes between field goals in the first half and more than 10 minutes without a field goal on the second half and in Kyle Guy, Jerome, Hunter and Key, they have four players who figure to be very reliable scorers.

UP NEXT

The Tigers go to the other end of the spectrum, returning home to face Division III Wesley on Sunday.

The Cavaliers stay home and face George Washington of the Atlantic 10 on Sunday.

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Leaders

Towson PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Uyaelunmo 0 0 0 3 0 0
Y. Selcuk 0 0 0 2 0 0
Virginia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Kersey 0 0 0 0 1 0
T. Jerome 20 0 4 3 2 0

Team Comparison

Tows UVA
Points For 42 73
Field Goals 13/41-32% 26/54-48%
Three Pointers 4/14-29% 10/26-38%
Free Throws 12/27-44% 11/18-61%
Offensive Rebounds 12 11
Defensive Rebounds 20 24
Rebounds 33 36
Blocks 0 3
Steals 3 6
Turnovers 14 5
Personal Fouls 18 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2018-2019 Regular Season - UVA Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 6 Tows 42 @ UVA 73 A. Thomas 3

Game Information

Stadium: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
Attendance: 13,807
Game Time: