No. 25 West Virginia ends No. 6 Virginia’s win streak, 66-57

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By HANK KURZ Jr.
AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Esa Ahmad hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining Saturday and No. 25 West Virginia ended No. 6 Virginia’s 24-game home winning streak with a 66-57 victory.

Jevon Carter led West Virginia (6-1) with 11 points and Nathan Adrian had 10. The Mountaineers scored 11 of the game’s last 13 points.

Darius Thompson scored 14 points to lead Virginia (7-1), but the Cavaliers never got into any kind of rhythm offensively. West Virginia had a lot of do with that, forcing 14 turnovers and converting them into 18 points. Virginia scored just five points off eight Mountaineers miscues.

Ahmad’s 3-pointer was just the fourth of the game for West Virginia in 15 tries, but Tarik Phillip followed a miss by Virginia with an inside basket, making it 60-55, and Virginia ran out of time as the Mountaineers finished it off at the free throw line. They were 16 for 19 from the stripe overall.