CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Anthony Gill and Malcolm Brogdon scored 16 points each and No. 10 Virginia beat William & Mary 67-52 for its sixth straight win.
Darius Thompson added 12 points for the Cavaliers (7-1), who beat the Tribe for the 10th consecutive time.
William & Mary (5-3), which had suffered its first two losses by a total of five points, was led by Daniel Dixon with 15 points and Omar Prewitt with 14.
The Tribe lost the turnover battle 19-6, and their giveaways led to 20 points for Virginia. William & Mary scored just two points off six Virginia turnovers.
The Cavaliers used a 16-2 run early in the game to open a 22-8 lead, but William & Mary didn’t let the deficit get any bigger. The Tribe was within 32-22 at halftime, and twice got within six points early in the second half. But Gill’s basket made it 42-34 and sparked a 9-2 run for Virginia, and the Cavaliers slowly pulled away.
Evan Nolte added a three-point play, Devin Hall scored and Thompson had a dunk to finish the burst, bringing the crowd to its feet.
Virginia led by as many as 16 points in the closing minutes, allowing coach Tony Bennett to empty his bench.
William & Mary: Terry Tarpey, the Tribe’s third-leading scorer with a 10.0 average, didn’t score until he hit two free throws with 16:07 left. … The Colonial Athletic Association had won three of four against the Atlantic Coast Conference coming into the game, including William & Mary’s 85-68 victory at N.C. State to open the season.
Virginia: Brogdon scored 10 points in the first 6:47, then didn’t score again until 3:12 remained. … Point guard London Perrantes suited up and participated in warmups, but did not see action for the second consecutive game after an appendectomy on Sunday.
William & Mary takes a break for exams and doesn’t play again until hosting Mary Washington on Dec. 18.
Virginia plays No. 20 West Virginia in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday as part of the Jimmy V Classic.