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UVA wins rematch with Clemson

Last time out, the Tigers beat the Cavalier by 17. This time, UVA wins 75-65.
Credit: AP
Virginia guard Armaan Franklin (4) shoots next to Clemson guard Nick Honor, left, during an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021. Clemson won 67-50. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

CLEMSON, S.C. β€” Jayden Gardner scored 23 points and Virginia pulled away in the final seven minutes to beat Clemson 75-65.  Virginia, which has won three of its last four, avenged a 67-50 loss to the Tigers on Dec. 22 that ended an 11-game win streak in the series. The Cavaliers have won six straight against the Tigers in South Carolina. 

The Cavaliers closed on a 19-8 run. Gardner made six free throws during the stretch. Armaan Franklin added 13 points for Virginia (9-5, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

 Hunter Tyson scored 15 points for Clemson (9-5, 1-2), which ended a four-game win streak.