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Saturday / January 16.
  • San Francisco upsets No. 4 ranked Virginia for first win over Top Five team since 1981

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    The University of San Francisco defeated No. 4 ranked Virginia 61-60 on Friday to earn its first win over a top-five team since 1981.

    Jamaree Bouyea led San Francisco with 19 points and six assists in the upset victory.

    “That’s what we talked about before the game, was finding a way to just be mentally and physically tough. Obviously, Virginia is a program that we aspire to be like,” San Francisco head coach Todd Golden said in a postgame interview with ESPN. “They’re incredibly well coached, incredibly tough. Just really proud of how our guys competed for 40 minutes.

    Virginia transfer forward Sam Hauser had a chance to win the game with an open three-pointer at the buzzer, but his shot came up short.

    USF junior guard Khalil Shabazz also had 14 points and five rebounds, going 3-4 from three-point range.

    San Francisco had previously lost 12 straight vs. Top-5 opponents, per ESPN.

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