Scott's 33 helps Virginia escape Seattle with win
Seattle, WA – Mike Scott scored a career-high 33 points and 77 win over Seattle on Wednesday night.
Joe Harris added 14 points, Sammy Zeglinski had 11 and Malcolm Brogdon finished with 10 for the Cavaliers (10-1), who have won eight straight games.
Aaron Broussard poured in 29 points on 12-of-17 shooting in the loss. Sterling Carter chipped in 17 points and Clarence Trent had 12 for the Redhawks (2-8), losers of six straight.
Scott went 12-of-14 from the field, 9-of-11 from the foul line and had six offensive rebounds.
Still, Virginia didn't take its first lead until Harris' trey made it 46-43 with 16:23 remaining. The advantage increased to 63-49, but Seattle reeled off a 19-4 run to reclaim the lead, 68-67, with 3 1/2 minutes left.
A back-and-forth finish ensued.
A pair of Brogdon free throws gave the Cavaliers a 78-75 lead with a minute remaining. Broussard made it a one-point game with a layup on the other end, but Scott answered with a layup, then went 3-of-4 from the charity stripe to seal Virginia's first eight-game win streak since 2009-10.
Despite the loss, Seattle proved a significant threat to the Cavaliers' streak.
The Redhawks scored 77 points -- the most allowed by Virginia this season -- and led by as many as eight in the first half before taking a 38-36 lead into the break.
Virginia had held each of its previous 10 opponents under 60 points this season.
The all-time series is tied, 1-1. Seattle won the only other meeting, 59-53, last season in Charlottesville...Virginia has held five of its opponents to under 50 points this season.