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11/17/2012 6:34 PM EST
Mitchell leads Virginia past Seattle 83-43
VIRGINIA 83, SEATTLE 43
By HANK KURZ Jr.
AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Akil Mitchell had career highs with
14 points and 16 rebounds and freshman Mike Tobey scored 17
Saturday as Virginia beat Seattle 83-43.
The Cavaliers (2-2) led 44-13 at halftime and cruised, allowing
coach Tony Bennett to give plenty of playing time to his
The Redhawks (1-1), who won at John Paul Jones Arena two years
ago, shot 20 percent in the first half (5 of 25) and only kept
the game as close as it was because the Cavaliers had a tough
time breaking their full-court press. Virginia had 19 turnovers,
but Seattle turned them into just 10 points
Deshaun Sunderhaus led the Redhawks with nine points and
Sterling Carter and Chad Rasmussen each had eight.
Freshman Justin Anderson added 11 points for Virginia, including
two highlight reel dunks, and fellow freshman Evan Nolte scored
10. In all, the Cavaliers got 50 points from their five
Seattle, meantime, finished shooting 25.4 percent (15 of 59) and
was outrebounded 41-29.
Virginia has played without a true point guard so far this
season. Starter and team captain Jontel Evans underwent surgery
in October and backup Malcolm Brogdon has recovered slowly from
surgery last year.
Evans played three minutes in Virginia's loss to Delaware on
Tuesday night, but developed soreness in his right foot and did
not dress Saturday. The game did mark the debut of freshman
guard Teven Jones for the Cavaliers. He scored four in 25
Seattle led 6-3, then it all went downhill as Virginia scored
the next nine points. The rest of the half included runs of 11,
10 and nine points for the Cavaliers, who got scoring from eight
players before intermission. Half of their 44 at the break came
from freshman, led by Tobey with 10 and Nolte with eight.
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