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Virginia cruises past Green Bay, 67-51

Senior guard Jontel Evans had six second-half assists and a career-high five steals to help Virginia (6-2, 0-0 ACC) take control after the break and notch its fifth consecutive victory following a 1-2 start to the season. Evans, Harris and Mitchell scored or assisted on all 15 of the Cavaliers’ second-half field goals and Virginia topped the 60-point mark for the fifth consecutive game in the 67-51 win.


Virginia scores blowout win, routs Seattle, 83-43

Junior forward Akil Mitchell finished with 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers to a blowout 83-43 win, their largest victory under coach Tony Bennett. He completed his double-double before the end of the first half, finishing the opening period with 10 points and 12 rebounds—one more than the Redhawks’ team total of 11.


Delaware pulls off upset, stuns Virginia 59-53

By the time Delaware was putting the finishing touches on a 59-53 victory in front of 8,490 appalled John Paul Jones arena patrons Tuesday evening, the “formality” of Virginia advancing to the NIT Season Tip-Off Finals at Madison Square Garden had turned into a lost opportunity.


Cavaliers chase down Stags, clinch 54-45 win

Junior guard Joe Harris scored 11 of his game-high 15 points in the second half, and Virginia relied on a suffocating defensive effort in the second period to preserve a 54-45 win against Fairfield in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off Monday night.


BASKETBALL IS BACK: Virginia opens its 2012-13 campaign tonight

At times last year, Mike Scott became synonymous with the 2011-12 Virginia men’s basketball team. After missing the bulk of the previous season with injury, Scott transformed Virginia from a 16-15 ACC also-ran into a 22-10 March Madness participant. With his return, Scott provided more than just the depth Virginia desperately lacked in the post.


Jontel Evans undergoes foot surgery

In an early blow to the Virginia men’s basketball team, senior point guard Jontel Evans underwent surgery Monday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot and could miss time when the team opens play in early November. Evans, who has played in all 94 games in his three seasons at Virginia and started 70 of them, started complaining of pain in the foot last week during practice.