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Roy Devyn Marble scored 24 points and Iowa ended Virginia's 19-game home winning streak with a 75-64 victory in the NIT quarterfinals Wednesday night, earning the Hawkeyes a trip to Madison Square Garden.
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.
Mike Tobey's tip-in with 1:46 to play in overtime gave Virginia the lead and it held on to beat Maryland 61-58, giving the Cavaliers what they hope will be a push back into the field in the minds of bracketologists around the country.
Harris and Akil Mitchell combined for 55 of the Cavaliers' points as they celebrated the 11-year anniversary of their last victory over a top 5 team by doing it again on Thursday night.
Joe Harris scored 22 points, and Virginia showed its flexibility with an uncharacteristic lights-out shooting performance in an 80-69 victory over Maryland on Sunday.
Akil Mitchell added 14 points for Virginia, including an 18-foot jumper that put them ahead to stay, as the second-stingiest defense in the country put the clamps on.
Akil Mitchell has a new ally in his search for steady confidence: leadership.
Virginia Cavaliers 2012-13 preview.
Akil Mitchell's passport is getting a workout of late thanks to a bit of basketball-related travel.
A police escort guided them to the CenturyLink Center, where they snapped cellphone pictures of the "University of Virginia" nameplate on the locker room's white cinder block wall, wore two-day-old Nike Hyperenforcer high-tops in cornea-searing orange and aimed tiny video cameras at anything that moved.
An overview of Virginia as it heads into the NCAA tournament as a No. 10 seed.
Jontel Evans' mom will be in town Sunday night, and she has a very important job.
This was bubble basketball at its finest, two flawed teams working to hide those blemishes just long enough to win.
Though it was a one-possession game at halftime, Virginia's top two point producers had already experienced problems that would soon cripple the Cavaliers.
Mike Scott was able to tick off a list of players that he's been extra fired up to play during his time at Virginia.
"He's a pit bull," junior Akil Mitchell said.
x "If we come out like that against St. John's, it'll be over," he said.