Rohde scores 13, Virginia clamps down on D to beat No. 14 Texas A&M 59-47
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP NEWS)--
Rohde, a transfer from St. Thomas and the Summit League’s top freshman last year, made three of Virginia’s nine 3-pointers, including one he banked in to beat the shot clock during the surge. All five starters for Virginia (6-1) scored in double figures, with Reece Beekman, Ryan Dunn and Jake Groves all scoring 12.
Henry Coleman III led Texas A&M (6-2) with 16 points and 14 rebounds. The Aggies’ point total was their lowest this season; they arrived averaging 79.3.
The Cavaliers led through most of the first half before the Aggies went ahead briefly. Dunn got Virginia the lead back with a 3-pointer to make it 27-26 at halftime, and the basket started what became the 17-2 run to put the Cavaliers ahead 41-28. Groves and Rohde both added 3-pointers in the run.
Virginia: The Cavaliers did not attempt a free throw until Dunn made a pair with 8:44 to play and did not get a point from their reserves all game.
The Aggies don’t play again until next Wednesday when they host DePaul.
The Cavaliers are at home against ACC rival Syracuse on Saturday.