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VIDEO: Old Dominion stuns Virginia in Governor’s Holiday Classic

Virginia Old Dominion Basketball

Old Dominion’s Aaron Bacote, left, and Virginia’s Joe Harris, right, scramble for a loose ball during first half action of an NCAA college basketball game in the 2012 Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic at The Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA.,Saturday,Dec.,22,2012. (AP PHOTO/ The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Joe Mahoney)


Virginia has won eight games in a row, defeating Wisconsin and Tennessee along the way. In fact, it’s fair to say that the Cavaliers (9-3) could conceivably be undefeated today if they’d simply stop scheduling teams from the Colonial Athletic Association.

UVA started the season with a loss at George Mason, then lost again to Delaware four days later. Then the team seemed to regroup until today’s neutral-court loss to Old Dominion, which is playing its final season in the CAA before relocating to C-USA on a football scholarship.

ODU’s Dimitri Batten led all scorers with 23 points, going 5-9 from behind the arc. The Monarchs had lost nine straight before beating Virginia, and are now 2-10 on the season.