Scores

Final

(8) Norfolk State 56

(21-12, 16-0 MEAC)

(1) Virginia 67

(22-11, 11-7 ACC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, March 19, 2013

    John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia

    1 2 T
    #8NORF 16 4056
    #1UVA 26 4167

    Top Performers

    Norfolk St: R. Johnson 19 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast

    Virginia: J. Anderson 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Virginia 67, Norfolk St. 56

    Associated Press

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Justin Anderson scored 15 points, including four key free throws in the final minutes, and Virginia overcame a sloppy offensive performance to beat Norfolk State 67-56 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.

    Akil Mitchell also had 15 for the Cavaliers (22-11), who won despite missing 15 free throws and 18 turnovers.

    Rob Johnson scored 19 and Pendarvis Williams had 14 for the Spartans (21-12), who lost their second straight. Norfolk State had gone unbeaten in 16 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference games before losing is first MEAC tournament game.

    The Spartans managed only five points in the last 11 1/2 minutes of the first half and trailed 26-16 at the break.

    They closed to within 47-44 with 5:41 left before two free throws by Evan Nolte, four free throws and a jumper by Anderson and then a 15-foot jumper by Anderson gave them some breathing room at 55-47.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NORF
    UVA
    Points 56 67
    FG Made-Attempted 14-52 (.269) 20-42 (.476)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-28 (.786) 22-37 (.595)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 12

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