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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.
Virginia led 54-48 following a 3-pointer by freshman Evan Nolte with 9:40 remaining. The Cavaliers then went more than 9 minutes without a field goal before Jontel Evans' driving basket with 35 seconds remaining.
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.
Evan Nolte scored a career-high 18 points to lead Virginia past in-state rival Virginia Tech 74-58 on Thursday night.
George Mason guard Bryon Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just over a minute remaining, then made two free throws to seal a 63-59 victory over Virginia on Friday.
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Tony Bennett was only a few months removed from leaving Washington State to take over Virginia's basketball program in 2009 when he reached out to a recruit he already knew well.
The Virginia men's basketball team will play VCU this month, a matchup thousands of fans in the state would love to see. They won't get the chance.
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.
"I thought they did a good job of overplaying," Harris said. "They made shots tough and contested and had a hand in the face."
"It was one of those grind-it-out games," said Joe Harris. "Sometimes you have to win ugly."