Virginia men's basketball team fell to George Washington on Monday night 73-68. This is the first non-conference game loss for the Wahoos since their loss to Tennessee two seasons ago. Malcolm Brogdon scored 11 straight points in the second half but it wasn't enough for the 'Hoos to complete the come back. Brogdon put the team on his back, scoring 28 point, however, the rest of the squad looked out of sync. UVA will be back to the drawing board as the Cavs will have another quick turnaround.
Two years ago the Cavs lost to VCU in the second game of the year and lost to the Vols in Decemeber in blow out fashion. In that season the 'Hoos had a historical season winning both the ACC regular season title and the tournament.
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THEY SAID IT: "We lacked the discipline required and that was the message afterwards," said UVA Head Coach Tony Bennett. "First comes discipline and then comes freedom after that. Absolutely you can play a game free but you have to have a level of discipline and execution in the areas that matters and we didn't have that.
"They outplayed us. They deserved it," Bennett added, "and I hope we'll learn from this experience."
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By the Numbers: 2- UVA only allowed 2 teams to score 70 points on them last season 59- the number of points Virginia's starters made on Monday. 28- Malcolm Brogdon had a career-high 28 points 11- Brogdon scored 11 of UVA's last 13 points. (those 11 points were consecutive). 23- the number of free throws GW made. 45.1-The Colonials' shooting percentage. 1- the number of triples UVA had in the first half (Mike Tobey).
WHATS NEXT: UVA will being the Charleston Classic on Thursday when the Cavs face Bradley. Game will be televised on ESPN 2.