Anthony Gill scored 16 points and Malcolm Brogdon scored 13 on Thursday night, helping No. 6 Virginia bounce back from its first loss of the season with an 82-57 victory over Bradley in the opening round of the Charleston Classic at Charleston, S.C.
The Cavaliers (2-1) will face Long Beach State on Friday night for a spot in Sunday's championship game.
Virginia lost at George Washington on Monday and opened this one a bit sluggish. The Cavaliers trailed, 22-19, before taking off on an 18-3 run and steadily pulling away, at one point stretching their lead to 31 points.
Bradley (1-2) is one of the youngest teams in the country, starting four freshmen.