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    August 10, 2018 2:43 AM PDT

    NICEVILLE, Fla. Nike Shox Clearance . -- Providence got physical with No, 7 Virginia and scored 52 points, the most anyone has had this season against the nations top-ranked defense. It wasnt enough.Virginia beat the Friars 63-52 to win the Emerald Coast Classic on Saturday night.Virginias very, very fundamentally sound, Providence coach Ed Cooley said. They know each others strengths, weaknesses -- very, very disciplined team. One of the most disciplined teams that weve played against in a long time. ... They are going to be hell for somebody to beat.London Perrantes, selected the tournaments most valuable player, and Darius Thompson scored 11 points each to lead the Cavaliers.Virginia (6-0) had been giving up only 39.2 points per game.Providence (4-2) topped the 51 that UNC Greensboro scored against the Cavaliers, but had trouble penetrating the tight defense that denies post touches and forces contested jumpers.Mamadi Diakite added 10 points for Virginia.Jalen Lindsey led Providence with 18 points. Rodney Bullock added 16, but that was short of his 20.4 average.They are physical, really physical, offensively and defensively, Perrantes said about the Friars.He said the rough play, though, will only help the Cavaliers prepare for other tough opponents that will be coming up.Cooley also had some high praise for Perrantes, saying he may be the most poised player Ive seen in college basketball in a long, long, long time.Virginia coach Tony Bennett credited the Cavaliers balance for getting them through some challenging moments in the game including a 9-0 Providence run to start the second half that cut Virginias lead to five points.Its not who we play, its how we play, Bennett said. We played pretty solid, but we had a lapse that could be very costly.BIG PICTUREVirginia: Bolstered by strong performances from bench players Marial Shayok, the team scoring leader averaging 11.2 points going into Saturdays game, and freshman Kyle Guy, the Cavaliers have shown little affect from the graduation of four players from last seasons 29-win team.Providence: Losing to a highly touted Virginia team does nothing to take the luster off a strong early season showing. That includes a dramatic come-from-behind 60-51 victory over previously undefeated Memphis in the Emerald Coast semifinals.POLL IMPLICATIONSAfter breezing through four relatively weak opponents to open the season, Virginia did the same in its first major challenge, beating the Big Tens Iowa 74-41 in the semifinals Friday. Taking down Providence from the Big East can only enhance the Cavaliers chances of moving up from their No. 7 ranking if any of the teams ahead of them stumble.UP NEXT:Providence: The Friars host New Hampshire on Wednesday.Virginia: Host Ohio State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday. Nike Shox Buy Online . DAmigo scored twice in regulation and added the shootout winner as the Toronto Marlies edged the San Antonio Rampage 5-4 in American Hockey League action. Buy Nike Shox .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. . Cuban testified Thursday that he was upset when the companys CEO told him news that would reduce the value of his shares, for which hed paid $7.5 million. But he said he did nothing improper when he sold those shares over the next two days.CHICAGO -- The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right-hander Brandon McCarthy on the disabled list Saturday because he has right shoulder inflammation and recalled Randall Delgado from Triple-A Reno. McCarthy is 2-4 with a 5.00 ERA in 11 starts this season. In 3 starts from May 12-24, he went 2-0 with a 0.38 ERA including a career-high 18-inning scoreless streak from May 7-24. He struggled on Thursday, giving up six runs on nine hits in 2 2-3 innings. "We knew going into last game he wasnt feeling great," said Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson. "Hes had a history, so after his start he wasnt feeling very good. You ask yourself whether you want to push through, is it going to happen now, is it inevitable? With his history we just thought the best course was to stop it right now." McCarthys 2012 season was cut short Sept. 5, when he was pitching against the Los Angeles Angels and was struck in the head by a line drive. McCarthy, who was pitching for the Oakland Athletics at the time, had surgery after suffering a fractured skull and an epidural hemorrhage. McCarthy has been placed on the disabled list eight times in his career for various injuries and is quite familiar with shoulder issues. "Its getting less frustrating and more used to it, as annoying as that is," McCarthy said. Mens Nike Shox Clearance. "At least you take away a lot of the unknown. I know what the recovery is, I know how long it takes for the whole thing. I know what Im feeling for, that makes it a little easier, Im not as worried. The fact that I still cant figure out how to get around it or what it is, thats kind of the difficult part." McCarthy is scheduled for an MRI on Monday to confirm there is no unexpected damage to his shoulder. In 11 starts with Reno, Delgado was 1-4 with a 6.84 ERA. This is his first stint in the majors this season. In 2011-12 with the Braves, he appeared in 25 games (24 starts) and went 5-10 with a 3.95 ERA. Gibson said the team would see how the next three games go before deciding who would start in McCarthys spot on Tuesday, indicating that both Delgado and Tyler Skaggs were options. In his only big league start of the season on Monday against the Texas Rangers, Skaggs tossed six shutout innings, allowing only three hits while striking out nine and walking three. Skaggs is currently at Reno, where he is 4-5 with a 5.23 ERA with 54 strikeouts and 17 walks in nine starts.Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '