UVA's Evans out six weeks following foot surgery

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UVA's Evans out six weeks following foot surgery

Bad joke aside, Virginia's basketball campaign has gotten off on the wrong foot.Senior guard and returning starter Jontel Evans underwent surgery on his right foot Tuesday and will miss six weeks, the school announced on Tuesday.Evans began suffering pain last week during workouts, leading to the revalation ofa stress fracture and the decision to undergo surgery.The 5-foot-11 guard started all 32 games for the Cavaliers during last season's NCAA Tournament appearing season, averaging 7.3 points and 3.9 assists. The ACC All-Defensive team member also led Virginia with 50 steals. If the timetable for recovery proves accurate, Evans would only miss two games. The Cavaliers open the2012-13 season on Nov. 9 at George Masonand host Fairfield on Nov. 12 inthe NIT Season Tip-Off.

No. 7 Virginia claws back to beat Ohio State

No. 7 Virginia claws back to beat Ohio State

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — London Perrantes scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and No. 7 Virginia overcame a sloppy performance and rallied past Ohio State 63-61 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Devon Hall added 12 points for the Cavaliers (7-0), who trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half and didn't take the lead for good until Marial Shayok's baseline runner made it 59-57 with 1:58 remaining.

The Buckeyes (6-1) trailed 63-61 when Shayok missed two free throws with 10.5 seconds left. Coach Thad Matta called a timeout with 6.5 seconds to play, but JaQuan Lyle couldn't find an open teammate as the clock ran down and launched a 3-point try that missed badly.

Jae'Sean Tate led Ohio State with 14 points and Lyle had 12.

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Virginia Tech fights back to top Michigan

Virginia Tech fights back to top Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Zach LeDay scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half, and Virginia Tech rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat Michigan 73-70 on Wednesday night.

The Hokies (6-1) trailed 67-63 late in the second half before a 3-pointer by Justin Bibbs started an 8-0 run. Seth Allen gave Virginia Tech the lead with a driving layup, then added a 3-pointer.

Duncan Robinson's 3-pointer with 42 seconds left pulled Michigan (5-2) to within a point, and an offensive foul on Allen gave the Wolverines the ball back. But Michigan was out of timeouts, and Zak Irvin ended up trying a tough jumper from just inside the arc that missed.

After Bibbs made two free throws with 3.9 seconds left, Robinson had a chance to tie it, but his 3-pointer from the left wing missed.

Michigan was in total control at the start, jumping out to a 17-4 lead and eventually going up 23-8 on a 3-pointer by Derrick Walton. Virginia Tech was down 39-30 at halftime but opened the second half with a 9-2 run.

Irvin led Michigan with 23 points.

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