CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —
Anthony Gill scored 13 points in his Virginia debut and the 24th-ranked Cavaliers held James Madison scoreless for nearly 7 minutes in the first half on the way to a 61-41 victory Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Mike Tobey added 10 points and Malcolm Brogdon had nine for the Cavaliers. Virginia got only five points from first-team all-ACC guard Joe Harris, but a pair of sophomores led the way.
Gill, a transfer from South Carolina, shot 5 for 5 from the field. Brogdon, who missed last season following foot surgery, hit a trio of 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes as UVA built a 19-point cushion.
Tom Vodanovich had 11 points and four rebounds for the Dukes.
Ron Curry added nine points, four assists and four rebounds, but JMU could not keep pace.