Virginia upsets No. 12 Clemson

No. 18 Virginia (9-2, 5-0 ACC) hit a season-high 15 three-pointers to propel it to an 85-50 win over No. 12 Clemson (9-2, 3-2 ACC) on Saturday night at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Tomas Woldetensae (Bologna, Italy) and Sam Hauser (Stevens Point, Wis.) each hit four three-pointers in the contest. Woldetensae had a season-high 14 points, going 4-for-6 beyond the arc. Hauser also had 14 points with a team-high eight rebounds. Trey Murphy III (Durham, N.C.) was 5-for-5 from the floor and 3-for-3 from three to finish with 13 points. Kihei Clark (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and Jay Huff (Durham, N.C.) each had 12 points and five assists.

Virginia shot 60.7 percent for the game and 55.6 percent from three-point range. The Cavaliers held Clemson to just 40.4 percent shooting and 21.7 percent from three. UVA outrebounded the Tigers 33-21 and had 22 assists in the game. PJ Hall led Clemson with eight points.

Hauser hit a three to begin the game, then Virginia extended its lead to 18-2 with Clemson going scoreless for the next 10:35. The Cavaliers had a 15-0 run during that span. Huff had five of those points and Woldetensae hit back-to-back threes to close out the run. UVA also had a 9-0 run and held Clemson to 29 percent shooting in the first half.

Virginia had a 10-0 run early in the second half, sparked by threes from Hauser and Huff. Murphy III hit back-to-back three-pointers and Hauser had three in the second half. UVA led 76-37 after a 9-0 run that was capped by a steal and a dunk from Reece Beekman (Baton Rouge, La.).

Tomas Woldetensae hit four three-pointers in the game, including three in the first half. Woldetensae finished with a season-high 14 points and added five rebounds.