Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 12/30/11
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Sammy Zeglinski scored 20 points and Joe Harris added 18 to help No. 23 Virginia survive a scare from winless Towson in a 57-50 victory on Friday night. Mike Scott, Virginia's leading scorer coming in at 16.3 points per game, was held to just seven as the Cavaliers (12-1) won their 10th straight game despite shooting just 34.8 percent (16 of 46) from the field. Towson, one of the youngest teams in the nation, was led by freshman Kris Walden's 15 points, while sophomore Marcus Damas added 13. The Tigers fell to 0-13 and extended their overall losing streak to 32 games dating to last season. Virginia's biggest lead was nine points early in the second half, but Towson pulled to 46-43 with a little over 3 minutes left before halftime. A 3-pointer from the left corner by freshman Malcolm Brogdon finally gave the Cavaliers some breathing room -- a 52-45 lead -- with 46 seconds to go. Virginia made five of six free throws in the final 26 seconds to ice it. Despite their winless record, the Tigers managed to stay with the Cavaliers for most of the opening half, thanks in part to the atrocious shooting of Virginia. The Cavaliers made only 28.6 percent (8 of 28) of their shots, but Towson wasn't much better at 30 percent (6 of 20). The Tigers took an early 10-2 advantage behind freshman point guard Kris Walden, who had 10 of his points in the first half. After hitting four of its first seven shots, Towson connected on just two of its final 13 in the half. A 13-1 run by Virginia put the Cavaliers on top 15-11 before the Tigers clawed back to tie it at 16 on a 3-pointer by Walden 2:26 before the break. Virginia scored the final eight points of the half, including a 3-pointer by Harris just before the horn, to take a 24-16 lead into intermission.
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