Virginia Basketball Defeats Maryland Eastern Shore 72-45 | Live Updates
Score updates and live analysis for the Virginia Cavaliers vs. Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks men's basketball game
The Virginia Cavaliers (5-0) defeated the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (2-4) 72-45 on Friday night at John Paul Jones Arena. See play-by-play and live analysis for the game below. Most recent updates are at the top.
Read a full recap of the game here: Virginia Takes Care of Business in 72-45 Win Over Maryland Eastern Shore
FINAL: Virginia 72, Maryland Eastern Shore 45
Taine Murray is fouled and makes 1/2 free throws. Zion Styles ends a near four-minute scoring drought for UMES with a jumper. Styles then immediately steals the ball from Coleman and throws down a dunk in transition. Isaac McKneely finally gets a shot to go, draining a three-pointer from the right wing. McKneely hits another three as Coleman feeds him on the right wing again and he splashes the triple. Chase Coleman brings the house down at JPJ with a corner three - that's the loudest this building has been all night. Styles shakes Ryan Dunn and hits a fadeaway jumper. UVA dribbles out the rest of the clock to seal a 72-45 win. Virginia moves to 5-0 on the season.
Final. UMES 45, UVA 72
Caffaro slaps out the rebound off of McKneely's missed three, but the ball goes right to Chace Davis, who takes the ball down the floor and is fouled by McKneely. Davis goes 1/2 at the line. The cold-shooting continues for both teams, as Virginia has made just one of its last 10 shots and UMES has gone more than five minutes without a made field goal. Chase Coleman checks into the game. McKneely's layup rolls of the rim but Caffaro fights hard for the rebound and lays it in.
UMES 39, UVA 62 | 2:49 2H
Chace Davis is left unguarded and he drives through the lane for a layup. With the shot clock winding down, Kihei Clark gets past his man and drives to the rack for a nice finger-roll layup. Both teams have gone cold offensively with just one made field goal over the last four minutes.
UMES 38, UVA 60 | 7:46 2H
Da'Shawn Phillip grabs an offensive rebound and lays it in. Ben Vander Plas is called for two-straight fouls, one an offensive foul and one a shooting foul on a drive by Pollard, who makes both free throws. Shedrick checks in to replace Vander Plas. Clark sends a great feed down low to Gardner, who had great positioning and lays it in easily. Shedrick steals the ball near mid-court and coasts for an easy transition dunk. Taine Murray misses a corner three but Shedrick keeps the rebound alive and Gardner gathers it before moving inside for a floater. Phillip drives from the wing and dishes inside to Pollard for a layup.
UMES 36, UVA 58 | 11:57 2H
Zion Styles is left wide open on the left wing and he sinks the three-pointer on the first possession of the second half. Styles fouls Gardner on a contest at the rim and Gardner makes one of two free throws. Da'Shawn Phillip drives inside and tries to dunk but Kadin Shedrick rejects him at the rim. Gardner is fouled and again goes 1/2 at the line. Kihei Clark comes up with a steal and is fouled in transition, making both free throws. Fofana elevates over Clark for a jumper just inside the three-point arc and drains it. Clark feeds Beekman for a mid-range jumper. Kadin Shedrick steals the ball and surprisingly starts the break himself, dribbling a couple of times and then sending a pass to Beekman down the floor. Beekman throws a lob for Armaan Franklin, who finishes the alley-oop with a layup. Kohen Thompson stops the bleeding with a three-pointer for UMES. UVA answers right back, as Clark tosses a high-arcing lob for Shedrick, who finishes at the rim through some contact. Virginia gets a stop and then Clark feeds down low for Gardner, who finishes the layup. Gardner is up to 22 points and Virginia leads by 22.
UMES 30, UVA 52 | 15:10 2H
Reece Beekman is fouled driving to the basket and makes both free throws to push the UVA lead back up to 14. Kihei Clark breaks down the defense and dishes to Gardner inside for a layup. After another UVA stop, Gardner hits again, this time elevating for a mid-range jumper that hits front iron before dropping in. Clark comes up with a steal and then feeds inside to Gardner, who scores again plus a foul. He misses the ensuing free throw but has 18 points in the first half. Virginia forces another shot clock violation as UMES has gone over three minutes without scoring. Da'Shawn Phillip ends UVA's 8-0 run with a floater just before the buzzer, but Virginia takes a 40-22 lead into the halftime break.
UMES 22, UVA 40 | Halftime
Shedrick completes the three-point play at the free throw line. Pollard uses a nice pump-fake to get Shedrick off his feet and gets to the basket for a layup. UMES starting to get into a rhythm on the offensive end. Clark feeds Shedrick inside and he is fouled, making both free throws. Fofana hits a jumper over Clark but is called for a flop afterwards and Clark his the free throw for the technical foul. Franklin comes up with a steal and UVA runs an effective "fast" break, with Shedrick feeding Gardner for a layup in transition. Virginia gets a stop and then Clark slings a pass down low for Gardner, who finishes through some contact. Virginia forces a shot-clock violation as Anderson air-balls his three-point attempt at the buzzer. Chase Davis slashes into the paint and elevates over Clark for a floater. Jayden Gardner spots up at the left elbow and swishes the mid-range jumper. Gardner is up to 12 points in the first half to lead all scorers. Troy Hupstead shakes Francisco Caffaro with a nice series of post moves and gets inside for an easy layup.
UMES 20, UVA 32 | 3:21 1H
Donchevell Nugent hits a deep three to end a UMES scoring drought of nearly five minutes. Nathaniel Pollard Jr. gets the pass down low and finishes the layup through some contact plus a foul on Isaac McKneely. Pollard completes the three-point play and UMES is on a 6-0 run to cut it back to a 10-point game. After another empty trip for Virginia, Zion Styles knifes his way inside and scores off the glass. UVA has now gone more than four minutes without scoring. Franklin misses a jumper but Gardner keeps the rebound alive and Shedrick grabs it before finishing the layup plus a foul to end the drought.
UMES 12, UVA 22 | 7:41 1H
Fofana shakes Clark with a nice step-back move and hits the free-throw line jumper. Reece Beekman gets the handoff from Ben Vander Plas and finds a lane to the basket for a lefty layup. Vander Plas gets to his spot just above the free throw line and knocks down a fadeaway jumper just before the shot clock expires. Reece Beekman uses a quick release to knock down a catch-and-shoot three-pointer from the right wing. UVA uses some nice ball movement and Vander Plas kicks out to Armaan Franklin for a wide open corner three and Franklin drains it. Virginia is on a 10-0 run and leads 20-4.
UMES 4, UVA 20 | 10:56 1H
With the shot clock winding down, Jayden Gardner steps down into the paint for a hook shot and gets it to go for the first basket of the game. UVA goes right back to Gardner on the next trip down and he uses a sweet spin move on the baseline to free himself for an easy layup. Armaan Franklin misses a corner three but Kadin Shedrick skies for the rebound and draws a foul. Shedrick makes both and Virginia leads 6-0 90 seconds in. UVA gets another stop and then Kihei Clark throws a lob for Shedrick, who finishes the alley-oop dunk. Virginia turns it over for its first empty possession of the game and then Ahamadou Fofana drives past Clark for a layup to get the Hawks on the board. Gardner uses the same baseline spin move from earlier and again frees himself for an easy layup. Gardner has six points and Virginia leads 10-2.
UMES 2, UVA 10 | 15:44 1H