Virginia's top-ranked Cavaliers made their last home appearance for six weeks tonight, and Jimmy Miller led four players in double figures in an 86-41 defeat of Virginia Military's Keydets.
Playing before the 30th consecutive sellout crowd in University Hall, the Cavaliers improved their record to 4-0 and set a school record with their 34th straight victory at home. The old mark of 33 was set between 1912 and 1916.
It was the 25th victory in a row against state competition for Virginia, which got 15 points from Miller, 12 from Tim Mullen and 10 each from Ralph Sampson and Rick Carlisle.
VMI, 0-3 and loser of 34 of its last 35 games, got 12 points from Cedric Wins, who fouled out with 6:14 to play. VMI has lost 22 consecutive games on the road.
Virginia, beating VMI for the 11th straight time, jumped to a 14-4 lead in the first 3 1/2 minutes. Midway through the half, the Cavaliers used a followup by Dan Merrifield, a short jumper by Miller, a drive by Ricky Stokes and a 15-footer from Mullen to build an 18-point lead with 9:03 left before intermission.
Another 8-0 run on baskets by Carlisle, Mullen and Sampson and two free throws by Miller widened Virginia's lead to 22 points, 38-16, with 4:38 remaining in the half.