Malcolm Brogdon netted 28 points on Monday night, but it just was not enough. George Washington completed the comeback beating the sixth-ranked Cavs 73-68.
Just like on Friday night, UVA struggled from the field early. The Cavaliers started quick, getting on a 6-0 run and forcing three Colonials turnovers, however thats when things got cold. GW went on a 13-4 run and took the lead after Alex Mitola triple handed them a three point lead with 14 minutes to go in the half.
Mike Tobey kept the Wahoos in the game with ten points, four rebounds and one assist in the first half, but it was Malcolm Brogdon that rallied the Cavs with minutes left in the first. Brogdon scored six straight points to cut George Washington's lead at the half to just three. The Colonials shot 50 percent from the field, while the Cavaliers 40 percent, with GW out-rebounding UVA 22-19.
Unlike last Friday, however, the Wahoos' fortunes would not turn around.
Heading into the second half, Tobey was the only Wahoo to have netted a triple, London Perrantes changed that. With over 15 minutes to go in the game, Perrantes netted his first three and first bucket of the game to hand the Cavaliers the lead. But the lead was short-lived. GW quickly answered with a triple of their own from Patricio Garino.
The 'Hoos would claw back a few times but George Washington always had an answer. In the end a 10-0 run by the Colonials to make it 64-55 with 5:30 to go was the end of comeback for the Cavaliers. GW finished the game shooting 45 percent, while the Cavs shot 40.3 percent from the field and 25 percent from three-point range. The Colonials also out-rebounded the Wahoos 37-33 on the night.
This is Virginia's first non-conference game loss since the infamous Tennessee game two seasons ago.
UVA will travel to South Carolina on Thursday to play Bradley to begin the Charleston Classic.