#4 Orange loses to #12 Virginia 75-56, Cavaliers win ACC regular season title

Published 02/28 2014 11:03PM

Updated 03/01 2014 06:55PM

Charlottesville, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Virginia unexpectedly wrapped up the ACC regular season title Saturday with a thorough 75-56 victory over No. 4 Syracuse.

The 12th-ranked Cavaliers won the crown outright for just the second time in the program's history by somewhat quietly reeling off 13 consecutive victories following a close loss at Duke on Jan. 13.

Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points, Akil Mitchell chipped in with 12 and Mike Tobey and Justin Anderson each had 11 for Virginia (25-5, 16-1 ACC), which outscored the Orange 33-14 over the final 11 minutes.

Syracuse (26-3, 13-3), losers in three of its last four games following a 25-0 start, received 13 points apiece from Tyler Ennis and C.J. Fair and 12 from Trevor Cooney.

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