Old Dominion stuns Virginia 63-61

Old Dominion stuns Virginia 63-61
December 22, 2012, 8:06 pm
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Old Dominion's Aaron Bacote, left, and Virginia's Joe Harris, right, scramble for a loose ball during first half action of an NCAA college basketball game in the 2012 Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic at The Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA.,Saturday,Dec.,22,2012. (AP PHOTO/ The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Joe Mahoney)


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Dimitri Batten scored 14 of his career-best 23 points during a 21-4 second-half run Saturday night and Old Dominion stunned Virginia 63-61 in the Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic.

The Monarchs (2-10) had lost nine in a row coming into the game at Richmond Coliseum, but became the third Colonial Athletic Association team to beat Virginia this season. The Cavaliers (9-3) have also lost at George Mason and at home against Delaware, but had won eight straight since that setback to the Blue Hens on Nov. 13.

Virginia thought it tied the game when Tevin Jones made a shot from the right corner with the Cavaliers trailing 62-59 and 3 seconds left, but while the Virginia bench erupted, the officials signaled that it was a 2-point shot. After Donte Hill's free throw, the Cavaliers pushed the ball upcourt, but it glanced off Joe Harris' hands and the upset was complete.