UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Unranked San Francisco stunned No. 4 Virginia for the first top-five upset of the COVID-19 delayed college basketball season on Friday. The Dons (2-1) carved out a 61-60 victory at the HomeLight Classic. San-Francisco-Dons-Virginia-Cavaliers-Box-Score
Jamaree Bouyea scored 19 points and dished out six assists and Khalil Shabazz added 14 points and five rebounds as San Francisco used a late 8-0 run and before holding on in the final moments of the game.
Virginia had the ball for a final possession in the last 10 seconds but failed to convert on a 3-pointer by Sam Hauser, who missed a potential game winner with 2 seconds left.
San Francisco, which lost 12 straight games against AP Top 5 teams, was securing its first win since 1981 over a No. 2 ranked Wichita State.
Dzmitry Ryuny added 10 points, Josh Kunen pulled down a team-high seven rebounds and Taavi Jurkatamm made two huge 3-pointers in the second half for the Dons, who were playing their third game in three days and bouncing back from the lost to UMass Lowell on Wednesday.
Reece Beekman and Justin McCoy each scored 11 points for Virginia (1-1).
McCoy also had six rebounds, while Marquette transfer Hauser added 10 points for the Cavaliers, who fell to the biggest upset of the young college basketball season.
Virginia will feature next in its home opener on Tuesday against Saint Francis (Pa.). The San Francisco Dons are slated to play their fourth game in five days in Bubbleville on Sunday, taking on Rhode Island.