UNCASVILLE, Conn. – San Francisco shocked No. 4 Virginia on Friday with the biggest disappointment of the young college basketball season and the biggest success of the program in decades.
Jamari Bouya As part of the “Bubbleville” event at the Mohegan Sun Stadium in Connecticut, Dance scored 8-0 to beat the Cavaliers 61-60 in the Homelight Classic.
“It can compete against one of the country’s most successful shows on a national stage, on national television, which is a big, big step for our project,” said Dance’s 35-year-old Todd Golden. Adult coach.
Reese Peekman And Justin McCoy Virginia (1-1) with 11 points each, 15 1/2-point favorites. Marquette exchange Sam Hauser Added 10 points, but missed the 3-pointer with 2 seconds left, which would have won the game for the Cavaliers.
“Look at it in the mirror and grow from it,” said Virginia coach Tony Bennett. “We have to sort of hard. We have to be dangerous. We have to be hard to get the score, and we have to be our best version.”
Virginia took a three-point lead at halftime and took a 28-21 lead with the first four points of the second half. But San Francisco went 11-0 from there.
There were 11 leading changes and five ties in the game as no team could go much apart.
Hauser’s jumper put Virginia 54-53 with 3:42 left, but it’s the last lead of the game.
A piece of poya led to a 3-pointer from Shabas, which gave Dance a 58-54 advantage, and Jurgadam sent it to the next court with a 3-pointer of 61-54.
UVA pulled out and then had a chance to win Josh Kunen 1 and 1 have 10 seconds on the front end.
But Hauser’s effort fell from the edge Trey Murphy III Could not change a node before the buzzer.
“Nothing is considered because it’s on the front of your jersey,” Bennett said.
Dance was a national force when Bill Russell won national titles in 1955 and 1956. But in the 1980s the project was shut down for three years.
“This success for this project is huge for us,” Baia said. “I’ve been here for four years. It’s the best team I’ve played in four years. It’s amazing to have them beat and have such an amazing performance.”
Dance hit 13 (46%) of their 28 3-point attempts, while keeping Virginia behind at 3 for 12. The Cavaliers had only five aids in 21 baskets.
The big picture
Virginia: The Cavaliers beat Dowson 89-54 Wednesday in an opening bubble game. But on Friday, Virginia’s offense was slightly higher than last season’s average of 57 points per game. Virginia scored just 70 points twice during the 2019-20 campaign, both on losses, not reaching 80 points.
SAN FRANCISCO: Dance has improved in each of the three seasons they have played. They dropped their opener 76-68 to Yumas-Lowell, their favorite, and knocked down Dowson 79-68 on Thursday.
Virginia: Playing his home opener on Tuesday against Saint Francis (Pennsylvania).
SAN FRANCISCO: Dance is set to play their fourth game on Rhode Island in Bubbleville on Sunday in five days.