Virginia routs Austin Peay 93-49 in men's basketball
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WSET) - Devon Hall led Virginia with a career-high 19 points, leading five Cavaliers in double figures as UVa made quick work of Austin Peay 93-49 Monday night in Charlottesville.
Redshirt freshman Jay Huff put on a show in his Virginia debut with 16 points, Kyle Guy added 14 as the Cavaliers ran up a 51-22 halftime lead and were never threatened. The Cavaliers shot better than 70 percent from the field in the first half, hitting 19 of 27 shots.
Huff, a 7-footer who redshirted last season and whose stretch-four potential has had fans buzzing with anticipation, made a 3-pointer on his first college shot and a put-back dunk moments later, drawing roars from the crowd that grew louder with each of six consecutive made shots.
Dayton Gumm led the Governors (0-2) with 13. Austin Peay gave up more points off turnovers in the first half, 23, than it scored, trailing 51-22.
The Cavaliers led 13-5 when Huff entered the game to cheers with 13:50 left in the first half. After never leaving the bench in Virginia's season-opening victory, he turned those cheers to roars 33 seconds later when he made the 3-pointer.
In all, he made his first six shots and led Virginia with 13 points in the half. He finished 7 for 8 with two 3-pointers.