Virginia basketball overcame a slow start after almost two weeks off and beat visiting Robert Morris, 79-39.
Devon Hall paced the Hoos with an 11-point first half that saw the Colonials hang tight with Virginia for the first 15 minutes, even leading the home team 13-12 at the 6:23 mark. UVA needed a 20-5 run to close the half in order to build the Cavaliers’ 14-point halftime lead. All eleven of Hall’s points came during the run.
Devon Hall's career high is 13 points. He drops 11 in today's first half, a period which #UVa leads 32-18. Other numbers: pic.twitter.com/xEkmD0b0UZ— Andrew Ramspacher (@ARamspacher) December 17, 2016
Things didn't slow down much in the second half for Hall, who tied his career high for points (13) just two and a half minutes after halftime. He would finish with 13 as Tony Bennett gave plenty of minutes to his reserves and younger players.
Jack Salt also upped his career high, cracking double digits for the first time en route to finishing with 10 points. And Isaiah Wilkins got in on the career-high fun, too, dishing out six assists.
#UVA center Jack Salt came into game with as many fouls (20) as made baskets this season. Has a career-high 10 pts and just 1 foul today.— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) December 17, 2016
Isaiah Still led RMU with 16 points.
The Hoos’ next game is a cross-country trek to play Cal on Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 10 PM Eastern.
Until then, feast your eyes on this defensive clinic.
Pack line defense! @UVAMensHoops #GoHoos #Wahoowa pic.twitter.com/DHx3B8LIxh— Virginia Cavaliers (@VirginiaSports) December 17, 2016