Posted November 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
Virginia coach Tony Bennett glanced at the stat sheet, and saw these numbers: 19 and 33. The first was the number of free throws No. 25 Virginia made in its 59-56 loss to No. 14 VCU before a sellout crowd at John Paul Jones Arena on Tuesday night. The second was the number it attempted, leaving Bennett's team with a 57.6 percentage from the line. ''I look at our free throws, and that certainly stings,'' Bennett said. Virginia did plenty right in its first in-state matchup against another ranked team in years, including making the Rams look as though they had left their trademark breakneck speed style back in Richmond. But in the closing minutes, they saw a 55-49 lead evaporate, and they barely had an answer. The Cavaliers turned it over 19 times, leading to 20 VCU points. Treveon Graham gave VCU the lead at 56-55 with a steal and a baseline jumper with 1:18 to play, and after Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon made just the second of two free throws with 9.7 se...
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