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Andrew Shurtleff, Associated Press
Maryland-Eastern Shore center Pina Guillaume (44) is fouled by Virginia forward Darion Atkins (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, in Charlottesville, Va.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Mike Scott scored 10 of his 17 points during a 12-point spurt early in the second half and No. 23 Virginia overcame a sluggish start and beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 69-42 on Tuesday night.

Darion Atkins added 13 points and Joe Harris 10 points for Virginia, off to an 11-1 start for the first time since the 2000-01 season. The Cavaliers were playing their first game since KT Harrell and redshirt freshman James Johnson announced on consecutive days last week they were transferring.

It hardly mattered against the Hawks (3-10), who trailed 30-20 at halftime and saw it quickly get out of hand in the second half.

Hillary Haley led the Hawks with 11 points.