Robert Morris

Colonials score lowest output in Toole’s tenure in loss to Virginia

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Kavon Stewart looks for room to make a play against Virginia Saturday. — GETTY

After holding a 13-12 lead with 7:25 to go in the first half, the wheels fell off for Robert Morris' men's basketball team against No. 13 Virginia on the road Saturday afternoon. 

After a 19-5 run to end the first half and an 18-3 run to start the second half, the Cavaliers pulled out a 79-39 victory over the Colonials Saturday, giving Robert Morris its worst loss of the 2016-17 season so far. The 40-point loss is the worst loss for Robert Morris since a 62-point setback against Cincinnati on Nov. 15 of 2015 and the 39 points scored are the lowest for Robert Morris under Andy Toole in his tenure as the team's head coach.

After Virginia (9-1) opened the game by making just 6 of 19 shots, the Cavaliers finished the half by making 7 of 9 shots to take a 32-18 lead into the second half, an advantage that Robert Morris (3-9) just couldn't cut into the in second half.

Overall, Robert Morris shot just 23.9 percent for the game while Virginia shot 59.6 percent. Isaiah Still led all scorers with 16 points while four players — Kyle Guy (13), Devon Hall (13), Jack Salt (10) and Jarred Reuter (10) — scored in double digits for the Cavaliers. The loss marks the third time this season that Robert Morris has shot less than 30 percent from the field this season.

The Colonials host Buffalo at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday.