Franklin leads No. 11 Virginia; Bennett becomes wins leader

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Armaan Franklin scored 16 points and No. 11 Virginia held on after squandering most of a 23-point second-half lead and beat Syracuse 73-66, making coach Tony Bennett the career victories leader in Cavaliers history. Bennett, in his 14th season, improved to 327-120 as Virginia’s coach, breaking a tie with Terry Holland for the most wins in program history. Holland was 326-173 in 16 seasons. Reece Beekman added 13 points and seven assists and Isaac McKneely scored 12 for the Cavaliers (11-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Judah Mintz led the Orange with 19 points and Joe Girard III had 18.

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