Virginia forward Anthony Gill was dominant finishing with a game high 20 points and 12 rebounds
It was a physical contest from the tip as Virginia and West Virginia got things started in the 2015 Jimmy V Classic. West Virginia led by forwards Devin Williams and Jonathan Holton put Virginia on their heels right away, dominating the offensive glass to put the Mountaineers up 25-16 early. When it appeared that W.VA would extend the lead, Virginia forward Anthony Gill took matters in his own hands. Gill with help from All ACC guard Malcolm Brogdon, out played the entire West Virginia frontline finishing the first half with 15 points (on 7 of 9 shooting) and 8 rebounds. However West Virginia led at the half 36-30. In the second half things would change drastically. Virginia junior guard London Perrantes, fresh off missing two games due to illness would show just how much he was missed. Perrantes posted 5 points, 3 assist and 2 rebounds to spark UVA on a 24-9 run to take a 54-45 lead over the Mountaineers. West Virginia didn't help themselves, turning the ball over nine times during that stretch, they had seven in the first half....total . From then on a balanced attack from Gill, Brogdon and Darius Thompson would extend the lead and Virginia would ultimately knock off West Virginia 70-54, handing the Mountaineers their first loss of the season.
Gill would finish with 20 points and 12 rebounds, Malcolm Brogdon added 14 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assist in the victory. Perrantes in his returned contributed 13 points, 4 assist and 3 rebounds. Virginia record now stands at 8-1.
Senior guard Jaysean Paige led West Virginia with 16 points.
Senior guard Jaysean Paige led the Mountaineers with 16 points off the bench