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Miami Falls on Road at Virginia

Miami Falls on Road at Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team (15-8, 6-6 ACC) faced a 60-38 defeat to the Virginia Cavaliers (18-5, 9-3 ACC), Monday night at John Paul Jones Arena.

Fourth-year junior Norchad Omier recorded his 12th double-double of the season with a team-leading 11 points and 13 rebounds.

The Hurricanes scored seven of the first nine points of the game, but Virginia responded with a 12-0 run to take a 14-7 lead midway through the first half.

The Cavaliers stifled Miami’s offense, holding the Hurricanes to a 28 percent first-half shooting effort. Conversely, Virginia connected on 48 percent of their attempts to lead, 29-17, at halftime.

The Cavaliers carried their momentum into the second half, outscoring the Hurricanes, 31-21, in the final 20 minutes to stay perfect at home this season.

Miami returns to the Watsco Center on Saturday, Feb. 10, when it plays host to No. 3 North Carolina. Tipoff in Coral Gables is set for 4 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN.