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No. 25 West Virginia ends No. 6 Virginia's win streak, 66-57

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) The last time No. 25 West Virginia played a major program, they came up short, 81-77 against Temple.

They didn't want it to happen again, not even in a packed arena where No. 6 Virginia had dispatched its last 24 opponents.

Esa Ahmad hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining Saturday and West Virginia scored 11 of the game's final 13 points to end the nation's sixth-longest home winning streak with a 66-57 victory Saturday.

It was the kind of win the Mountaineers felt like they needed to make things right.

''We felt like we gave that one away,'' Tarik Phillip said of the Temple game, ''so our mindset was to make sure we controlled the game.''

They did by using their trademark press that forced Virginia into a season-high 14 turnovers.

''You can't replicate that,'' Virginia point guard London Perrantes said. ''They do something completely different than anybody in the country. ... It's brutal. Having to play against a press for 40 minutes, it's tough and they do not stop. They keep going till the whistle blows.''

Jevon Carter led West Virginia (6-1) with 11 points and Nathan Adrian had 10.

Darius Thompson scored 14 points to lead Virginia (7-1), but the Cavaliers never got into any kind of rhythm offensively. After forcing 20 turnovers against Ohio State on Wednesday, they forced just eight against West Virginia and were outscored off turnovers 18-5.

Ahmad's 3-pointer was just the fourth of the game for West Virginia in 15 tries, but Tarik Phillip followed a miss by Virginia with an inside basket, making it 60-55, and Virginia ran out of time as the Mountaineers finished 16 for 19 from the free throw line.

BIG PICTURE

West Virginia: Virginia was just the third major program the Mountaineers have faced this season - they drubbed Illinois and lost to Temple - and none of their next five opponents are daunting, but there's enough experience and toughness built into their pressing style that staying healthy is Job One before Big 12 play. ''It's not just stealing the ball,'' coach Bob Huggins said of the press. ''It's a cumulative effect of making them work, not being able to walk the ball up the floor and play at their pace. We want them to play at our pace.''

Virginia: Winning is always a priority, but so is having options, and coach Tony Bennett was trying to get both accomplished late in the game when he had freshman guard Ty Jerome on the court for a long stretch. Jerome, like fellow freshman Kyle Guy, was a prolific scorer in high school and with the Cavaliers sure to scratch for points at times this season, getting all the younger options up to speed and battle tested will be key for the Cavaliers before ACC play commences. Bennett said Jerome's ball-handling ability made having him on the court important.

LONG WAIT

This was West Virginia's true road win over a Top Ten team since the Mountaineers beat No. 5 Kentucky 77-70 in December 1957.

EARLY SHOWER

The Mountaineers won despite losing Daxter Miles Jr., who was leading all scorers with 7 points, to a flagrant foul ejection with 2:42 left in the first half. He hit Isaiah Wilkins across the face, but Wilkins missed both free throws. The Cavaliers were just 7 of 13 from the free throw line.

HE SAID IT

''This is obviously not the end of the world, not the end of the year. You just learn from this, grow from this.'' - Bennett.

UP NEXT

West Virginia: The Mountaineers go back into the stat-padding portion of their schedule as they face Western Carolina in Charleston, West Virginia before consecutive home games against VMI, Missouri-Kansas City, Radford and Northern Kentucky.

Virginia: The Cavaliers wrap up a four-game home stand with games against East Carolina and Robert Morris before heading west to play at California.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Virginia  
19:38   Isaiah Wilkins missed layup  
19:36   Offensive rebound by London Perrantes  
19:26 +3 Darius Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by London Perrantes 0-3
19:18   Personal foul on Devon Hall  
19:16   Personal foul on Esa Ahmad  
19:00 +2 Jevon Carter made jump shot 2-3
18:27 +3 Darius Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Devon Hall 2-6
17:53   Lost ball turnover on Esa Ahmad  
17:41   Darius Thompson missed layup  
17:39   Defensive rebound by Daxter Miles Jr.  
17:23   Nathan Adrian missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:21   Offensive rebound by Nathan Adrian  
17:13 +2 Nathan Adrian made layup 4-6
16:46   Lost ball turnover on Isaiah Wilkins  
16:37   Esa Ahmad missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:35   Defensive rebound by Virginia  
16:31   Shooting foul on Brandon Watkins  
16:31 +1 Jack Salt made 1st of 2 free throws 4-7
16:31 +1 Jack Salt made 2nd of 2 free throws 4-8
16:11   Tarik Phillip missed jump shot  
16:09   Offensive rebound by West Virginia  
16:04   Tarik Phillip missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:02   Defensive rebound by London Perrantes  
15:50 +2 Jack Salt made dunk 4-10
15:33   Brandon Watkins missed hook shot  
15:31   Defensive rebound by Darius Thompson  
15:08   Jarred Reuter missed hook shot  
15:06   Defensive rebound by Brandon Watkins  
14:54   Lost ball turnover on Jevon Carter  
14:58   Commercial timeout called  
14:47   Lost ball turnover on Jarred Reuter  
14:18   Bad pass turnover on Esa Ahmad  
14:14   Shooting foul on Daxter Miles Jr.  
14:14 +1 Marial Shayok made 1st of 2 free throws 4-11
14:14 +1 Marial Shayok made 2nd of 2 free throws 4-12
13:57 +2 Daxter Miles Jr. made layup, assist by Nathan Adrian 6-12
13:51   Personal foul on Tarik Phillip  
13:34 +2 Kyle Guy made jump shot 6-14
13:14   Personal foul on Kyle Guy  
13:09   Jevon Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:07   Defensive rebound by Kyle Guy  
12:41 +2 Mamadi Diakite made dunk, assist by London Perrantes 6-16
12:15   Teyvon Myers missed jump shot  
12:13   Defensive rebound by London Perrantes  
12:08   Shooting foul on Tarik Phillip  
12:08   Marial Shayok missed 1st of 2 free throws  
12:08 +1 Marial Shayok made 2nd of 2 free throws 6-17
11:50 +3 Daxter Miles Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Teyvon Myers 9-17
11:15   Ty Jerome missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:13   Defensive rebound by West Virginia  
11:13   35-second shot clock violation turnover on Virginia  
11:11   Commercial timeout called  
10:47 +2 Teyvon Myers made jump shot 11-17
10:31   Offensive foul turnover on Isaiah Wilkins  
10:14   Bad pass turnover on Daxter Miles Jr.  
9:53   Lost ball turnover on London Perrantes  
9:40   Esa Ahmad missed jump shot  
9:38   Defensive rebound by Virginia  
9:22 +2 Marial Shayok made jump shot, assist by Darius Thompson 11-19
9:04 +2 Brandon Watkins made jump shot, assist by Jevon Carter 13-19
8:29   Marial Shayok missed jump shot  
8:27   Offensive rebound by Jack Salt  
8:27   Personal foul on Brandon Watkins  
8:10   Darius Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:08   Defensive rebound by Esa Ahmad  
7:46   Elijah Macon missed jump shot, blocked by Jack Salt  
7:44   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Wilkins  
7:32 +2 Devon Hall made jump shot 13-21
7:25   30-second timeout called  
7:17   Esa Ahmad missed jump shot  
7:15   Defensive rebound by Jack Salt  
7:14   Personal foul on Sagaba Konate  
7:14   Jack Salt missed free throw  
7:14   Defensive rebound by Sagaba Konate  
7:02   Offensive foul turnover on Teyvon Myers  
6:55   Offensive foul turnover on Devon Hall  
6:52 +2 Jevon Carter made layup 15-21
6:52   Shooting foul on Darius Thompson  
6:52 +1 Jevon Carter made free throw 16-21
6:41 +2 Devon Hall made reverse layup, assist by Isaiah Wilkins 16-23
6:14   Jevon Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:12   Offensive rebound by Esa Ahmad  
6:10   Personal foul on Jack Salt  
6:07   Teyvon Myers missed layup, blocked by Isaiah Wilkins  
6:05   Offensive rebound by Esa Ahmad  
5:52 +2 Brandon Watkins made layup, assist by Jevon Carter 18-23
5:25   London Perrantes missed jump shot  
5:23   Defensive rebound by Brandon Watkins  
5:07   Teyvon Myers missed layup  
5:05   Defensive rebound by Marial Shayok  
4:52   Marial Shayok missed layup  
4:50   Offensive rebound by Marial Shayok  
4:47   Marial Shayok missed tip-in  
4:45   Offensive rebound by Mamadi Diakite  
4:47   Personal foul on Jevon Carter  
4:47   Mamadi Diakite missed free throw  
4:47   Defensive rebound by Brandon Watkins  
4:37   Personal foul on Jarred Reuter  
4:25 +2 Daxter Miles Jr. made jump shot, assist by Nathan Adrian 20-23
3:49   Marial Shayok missed layup  
3:47   Defensive rebound by Nathan Adrian  
3:25   Nathan Adrian missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:23   Defensive rebound by Kyle Guy  
3:13   Offensive foul turnover on Darius Thompson  
3:00   Jevon Carter missed jump shot  
2:58   Offensive rebound by Esa Ahmad  
2:58 +2 Esa Ahmad made tip-in 22-23
3:01   30-second timeout called  
2:45   London Perrantes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:43   Offensive rebound by Virginia  
2:43   Flagrant foul on Daxter Miles Jr.  
2:42   Isaiah Wilkins missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:42   Isaiah Wilkins missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:37   London Perrantes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:35   Defensive rebound by West Virginia  
2:05   Jevon Carter missed jump shot  
2:03   Offensive rebound by Elijah Macon  
1:39   Teyvon Myers missed jump shot  
1:37   Offensive rebound by Nathan Adrian  
1:29   Jevon Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:27   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Wilkins  
1:10   Offensive foul on Marial Shayok  
1:10   Offensive foul turnover on Marial Shayok  
54.0   Esa Ahmad missed jump shot  
52.0   Defensive rebound by Mamadi Diakite  
34.0   Lost ball turnover on Devon Hall  
26.0 +2 Teyvon Myers made jump shot 24-23
1.0 +2 Jack Salt made layup, assist by Mamadi Diakite 24-25
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:49   Nathan Adrian missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:47   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Wilkins  
19:22 +3 Isaiah Wilkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jack Salt 24-28
19:05   Shooting foul on Jack Salt  
19:05 +1 Nathan Adrian made 1st of 2 free throws 25-28
19:05 +1 Nathan Adrian made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-28
18:46   Lost ball turnover on Darius Thompson  
18:33 +2 Elijah Macon made jump shot, assist by Nathan Adrian 28-28
18:02   Devon Hall missed hook shot  
18:00   Defensive rebound by Jevon Carter  
17:34   Tarik Phillip missed jump shot  
17:32   Defensive rebound by Jack Salt  
17:05 +2 London Perrantes made jump shot 28-30
17:05   Shooting foul on Elijah Macon  
17:05 +1 London Perrantes made free throw 28-31
16:33 +2 Brandon Watkins made layup, assist by Nathan Adrian 30-31
16:22   Personal foul on Nathan Adrian  
16:16   London Perrantes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:14   Defensive rebound by Lamont West  
16:07   Bad pass turnover on Jevon Carter  
15:35   Marial Shayok missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:33   Defensive rebound by Jevon Carter  
15:31   30-second timeout called  
15:11 +3 Lamont West made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jevon Carter 33-31
14:59   Bad pass turnover on London Perrantes  
14:46 +2 Jevon Carter made layup 35-31
14:33 +2 Marial Shayok made jump shot 35-33
14:12   Teyvon Myers missed jump shot  
14:10   Defensive rebound by Marial Shayok  
14:03 +3 Kyle Guy made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by London Perrantes 35-36
13:43   Tarik Phillip missed layup  
13:41   Offensive rebound by Tarik Phillip  
13:34 +2 Tarik Phillip made layup 37-36
13:16   Personal foul on Jevon Carter  
13:16   Commercial timeout called  
12:56 +2 Kyle Guy made jump shot 37-38
12:46   Personal foul on Kyle Guy  
12:24   Bad pass turnover on Esa Ahmad  
12:20   Personal foul on Jevon Carter  
12:00   Offensive foul turnover on Kyle Guy  
11:50 +2 Tarik Phillip made layup, assist by Teyvon Myers 39-38
11:40   Bad pass turnover on Marial Shayok  
11:29   Teyvon Myers missed jump shot, blocked by London Perrantes  
11:27   Defensive rebound by Mamadi Diakite  
11:27   Kyle Guy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:25   Defensive rebound by West Virginia  
11:27   Commercial timeout called  
11:12   Nathan Adrian missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:10   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Wilkins  
10:55   London Perrantes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:53   Defensive rebound by Esa Ahmad  
10:38   Shooting foul on Darius Thompson  
10:38   Tarik Phillip missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:38   Tarik Phillip missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:38   Defensive rebound by Devon Hall  
10:26 +2 Darius Thompson made dunk, assist by London Perrantes 39-40
9:54 +2 Nathan Adrian made jump shot 41-40
9:19 +2 Isaiah Wilkins made jump shot 41-42
8:58   Shooting foul on Devon Hall  
8:58 +1 Esa Ahmad made 1st of 2 free throws 42-42
8:58 +1 Esa Ahmad made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-42
8:46   Lost ball turnover on London Perrantes  
8:46   Shooting foul on Mamadi Diakite  
8:46 +1 Teyvon Myers made 1st of 2 free throws 44-42
8:46 +1 Teyvon Myers made 2nd of 2 free throws 45-42
8:30   Darius Thompson missed layup  
8:28   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Wilkins  
8:26   Isaiah Wilkins missed tip-in  
8:24   Defensive rebound by Nathan Adrian  
8:26   Bad pass turnover on Teyvon Myers  
8:01 +3 Darius Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by London Perrantes 45-45
7:38   Commercial timeout called  
7:25   Jevon Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:23   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Wilkins  
7:23   Jumpball received by Virginia  
7:08   London Perrantes missed layup  
7:06   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Wilkins  
6:56 +2 Isaiah Wilkins made tip-in 45-47
6:46   Esa Ahmad missed jump shot  
6:44   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Wilkins  
6:35   Foul on West Virginia  
6:21 +2 Darius Thompson made alley-oop shot, assist by London Perrantes 45-49
5:58   30-second timeout called  
5:55   Personal foul on Ty Jerome  
5:55 +1 Jevon Carter made 1st of 2 free throws 46-49
5:55 +1 Jevon Carter made 2nd of 2 free throws 47-49
5:31   Mamadi Diakite missed layup  
5:29   Defensive rebound by Tarik Phillip  
5:21 +2 Lamont West made layup, assist by Tarik Phillip 49-49
5:13   Personal foul on Tarik Phillip  
5:04   Offensive foul turnover on Darius Thompson  
4:37 +3 Lamont West made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jevon Carter 52-49
4:03 +2 Ty Jerome made jump shot, assist by London Perrantes 52-51
3:38   Shooting foul on London Perrantes  
3:38   Commercial timeout called  
3:38   Tarik Phillip missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:38 +1 Tarik Phillip made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-51
3:11 +3 London Perrantes made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Devon Hall 53-54
2:47   Lamont West missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:45   Defensive rebound by London Perrantes  
2:24   Ty Jerome missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:22   Defensive rebound by Lamont West  
2:07 +2 Nathan Adrian made layup, assist by Tarik Phillip 55-54
1:51   30-second timeout called  
1:43   Shooting foul on Esa Ahmad  
1:43 +1 Darius Thompson made 1st of 2 free throws 55-55
1:43   Darius Thompson missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:43   Defensive rebound by Esa Ahmad  
1:28 +3 Esa Ahmad made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jevon Carter 58-55
1:00   Darius Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
58.0   Defensive rebound by West Virginia  
32.0 +2 Tarik Phillip made layup 60-55
26.0   London Perrantes missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Jevon Carter  
24.0   Defensive rebound by Nathan Adrian  
26.0   Personal foul on Devon Hall  
26.0   30-second timeout called  
26.0 +1 Nathan Adrian made 1st of 2 free throws 61-55
26.0 +1 Nathan Adrian made 2nd of 2 free throws 62-55
17.0   London Perrantes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15.0   Defensive rebound by Esa Ahmad  
14.0   Personal foul on Devon Hall  
14.0 +1 Esa Ahmad made 1st of 2 free throws 63-55
14.0 +1 Esa Ahmad made 2nd of 2 free throws 64-55
10.0   Darius Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8.0   Offensive rebound by Marial Shayok  
4.0 +2 Marial Shayok made jump shot 64-57
4.0   Personal foul on London Perrantes  
4.0 +1 Jevon Carter made 1st of 2 free throws 65-57
4.0 +1 Jevon Carter made 2nd of 2 free throws 66-57
0.0   End of period  
Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Jevon Carter made 2nd of 2 free throws 4.0
+ 1 Jevon Carter made 1st of 2 free throws 4.0
  Personal foul on London Perrantes 4.0
+ 2 Marial Shayok made jump shot 4.0
  Offensive rebound by Marial Shayok 8.0
  Darius Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot 10.0
+ 1 Esa Ahmad made 2nd of 2 free throws 14.0
+ 1 Esa Ahmad made 1st of 2 free throws 14.0
  Personal foul on Devon Hall 14.0
  Defensive rebound by Esa Ahmad 15.0
  London Perrantes missed 3-pt. jump shot 17.0
Team Stats
Points 66 57
Field Goals 23-51 (45.1%) 22-48 (45.8%)
3-Pointers 4-15 (26.7%) 6-19 (31.6%)
Free Throws 16-19 (84.2%) 7-13 (53.8%)
Total Rebounds 28 28
Offensive 7 7
Defensive 17 19
Team 4 2
Assists 13 13
Steals 10 4
Blocks 1 3
Turnovers 8 14
Fouls 16 17
Technicals 0 0