Wise, Virginia - Tyler Maggard scored a career-high 19 points and UVa-Wise forced 19 turnovers en route to a 90-50 victory over Bob Jones University on Friday.
The visiting Bruins scored the first basket of the game but, that was about all that went right for Bob Jones in the non-conference game. UVa-Wise answered the opening basket with a 16-5 run and never looked back as the Cavaliers raced to a 49-27 halftime lead. Maggard scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half in large part to five made three point field goals.
In the second half, the onslaught continued by the Cavs as they outscored the Bruins 41-23 in the final 20 minutes. In total, UVa-Wise hit 54 percent of its shots from the field while limiting Bob Jones to 35.2 percent. The Cavs also placed Javon Moore, 18 points, and Matt Day, ten points in double-figure scoring to join Maggard. Senior Jermaine Wright saw his first action of the season and scored nine points in ten minutes of action.
Bob Jones was led by 13 points off the bench from Darnel Antoine. Jason McVey added six points, four rebounds, and four assists in the loss.
The win improves UVa-Wise to 3-1 on the year while the loss drops Bob Jones to 0-6. The Cavs will return to action on Thursday when the team opens Mid-South Conference play on the road at Lindsey Wilson. Tip-off is set for 9:00 p.m. from Columbia, Kentucky.