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Winthrop vs Virginia

Virginia 69, Winthrop 48

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Mike Scott had 18 points and Jontel Evans scored a career-high 17, including key buckets down the stretch, as Virginia defeated Winthrop 69-48 on Tuesday night.

The Cavaliers (2-0) set a school record from the free-throw line, going 19 of 19, while Winthrop (0-2) made just 9 of 19 foul shots in the Paradise Jam.

The tournament games now shift to the U.S. Virgin Islands, starting Friday. Virginia plays TCU and Winthrop takes on Marquette.

"In the second half I thought we started attacking the ball screen better and we imposed our will defensively and kind out of outlasted them," said Virginia coach Tony Bennett.

The Eagles took a 44-41 lead after the second of back-to-back Andre Smith 3-pointers before Virginia answered with a 12-0 run to go up 53-44. The spurt was highlighted by a KT Harrell fast-break layup that was set up by a Joe Harris steal, and then a Harris 3-pointer.

A Reggie Middleton circus shot stopped the bleeding, but Virginia responded with a 16-2 run, which included an Evans' 3-pointer and fastbreak layup off a steal, to close the game.

"It was fun scoring 17, but that wasn't my focus," Evans said. "I just wanted to come out there and play a good game and give my team a lift."

Virginia played its second straight game without senior guard Sammy Zeglinski, who continued to nurse a sprained ankle.

"You know, I'm disappointed but very proud of my team," said Winthrop coach Randy Peele. "The bottom line is that with 10 minutes to go in the game I think the score was tied and we scored four points in the last 10 minutes of the game."

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J. Jerome, F312-40-36424
M. Morgan, F150-21-21051
G. Valentine, C272-50-04044
A. Jones, G354-82-230012
R. Middleton, G315-105-821116
J. Bourne251-40-01012
A. Smith153-60-01028
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R. King20-00-00000
D. Henry10-00-20000
Totals 17-429-192051848
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M. Scott, F306-96-680118
A. Sene, C263-44-430210
J. Harris, G352-100-02226
K. Harrell, G303-92-22418
J. Evans, G235-65-521417
M. Brogdon302-62-23338
A. Mitchell201-10-07322
J. Johnson50-10-01010
D. Browman10-00-00000
Totals 22-4619-1933131669
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