ST. THOMAS — The University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball team has shown this season that it can put the ball in the basket.

But the Buccaneers showed they can play defense as well, shutting down nationally-ranked Grace Christian University for a 71-55 victory Friday night at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center.

— Contact Sports Editor Bill Kiser at 340-714-9117, or email bkiser@dailynews.vi.