BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team fell 69-45 to the third-ranked team in the country, Christopher Newport University, Wednesday night.
The Captains (22-2, 16-1 CAC) became the Capital Athletic Conference regular season champions with the win, paired with Salisbury's loss at St. Mary's (Md.).
The Knights (4-20, 2-15 CAC) scored the opening basket, a three-pointer from senior Justin Langford, but the Captains came back with a three of their own, took the lead, and never looked back.
The No. 1 defense in the country held the Knights to 21 first-half points and 45 total points, the lowest of the season.
Southern Virginia closes its 2016-17 campaign hosting St. Mary's College of Maryland at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 in the Knight Sports Arena.