Virginia vs. Belmont: Score, Stats & Highlights
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Virginia vs. Belmont: Score, Stats & Highlights

The opening tip of the Virginia-Belmont game Friday from Charlotte, North Carolina. (Getty)

The opening tip of the Virginia-Belmont game Friday from Charlotte, North Carolina. (Getty)

Final Score

Virginia Cavaliers — 40 – 39 — 79
Belmont Bruins — 32 – 35 — 67


Virginia was certainly tested, but in the end, the second-seeded Cavaliers pass.

No. 15 Belmont cut a big lead and trailed by 4 with 3 minutes left before the Cavs pulled away for a 79-67 win Friday.

Malcolm Brogdon scored 22 points, Anthony Gill had 16 and Justin Anderson added 15 as Virginia advanced to play No. 7 seed Michigan State on Sunday with a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line.

Craig Bradshaw of Belmont led all scorers with 25 points.

For a complete boxscore, click here.



Live Game Updates

Second Half Notes

– The Cavaliers pulled away late after Belmont closed the gap to 4 points with 3 minutes left.
– Belmont used a 9-0 run to cut a 14-point Virginia lead to 5 with 12:20 left.


First Half Notes

– Belmont shot 44.8 percent (13 of 29), while Virginia was 47.1 (16 of 34)
– UVA held the rebounding edge 20-15
– Both teams had 6 assists
– Belmont had 6 turnovers, Virginia 3
– Justin Anderson’s 8 points were his first since Feb. 7; the UVA guard was out with injuries.
– Virginia used a 12-0 run into the third official time out to take a 9-point lead, 29-20.
– Less than 9 minutes into the game, Virginia had already given up 20 points. The Cavs allow 50 per game.



Leading Scorers & Stats

Virginia

Malcolm Brogdon – 22 points, 5 rebounds
Justin Anderson – 15 points, 5 rebounds
Anthony Gill – 16 points
Darion Atkins – 10 points, 7 rebounds



Belmont

Craig Bradshaw – 25 points, 9 rebounds
Amanze Egekeze – 8 points
Evan Bradds – 10 points, 6 rebounds


Virginia didn’t end the season the way it was hoping. The Cavaliers dropped two of the final three games after beginning 28-1.

UVA was looking at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. It settled for a 2.

The Cavs meet No. 15 Belmont Friday afternoon in an East Regional game.

Belmont won the Ohio Valley Conference’s automatic bid.

This is the Bruins’ 4th NCAA appearance in 5 years.


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