Former ECU star Gardner helps lead undefeated Virginia over JMU

Gardner had 14 points in the win
UVa basketball beats Michigan 72-70
UVa basketball beats Michigan 72-70(WVIR)
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 11:25 PM EST
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Kihei Clark scored 17 points, Jayden Gardner had 14 points and eight rebounds, and No. 3 Virginia beat feisty in-state rival James Madison 55-50.

The unbeaten Cavaliers lost starting guard Reece Beekman to a right leg injury early in the first half. But they prevented the Dukes from winning a second straight December game in Charlottesville.

James Madison beat Virginia 52-49 last Dec. 7. Takal Molson scored 20 points for James Madison, including a 3-pointer that tied the game at 42-all with 7:47 to play.

Gardner responded for Virginia by scoring five straight points in a 9-1 run.