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No. 7 Virginia beats Iowa 74-41

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) Stifling defense, as usual, carried the day again for No. 7 Virginia as the Cavaliers cruised to their fifth straight win.

Jerred Reuter led a well-balanced scoring attack with 14 points, but it was that trademark defense that set the tone for a 74-41 victory over Iowa on Friday night in the semifinals of the Emerald Coast Classic.

''It's what we do,'' said London Perrantes, who added 12 points and led the Cavaliers with four assists. ''We work on defense every single day in practice. We know what we have to do to win games.''

The Cavaliers (5-0) will play for the tournament title on Saturday against Providence, which beat Memphis 60-51 in the other semifinal.

Isaiah Wilkins had 11 points for Virginia and Darius Thompson had 10.

Offense, though, took a back seat as it often does whenever Virginia plays.

The Cavaliers began the day leading the nation in scoring defense by holding opponents to 38.8 points per game.

Iowa (3-2) barely bested that average, led by Peter Jok's 13 points.

''They really are a great example of five guys playing as one,'' Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. ''They're in the gaps, they're fighting the post, they close off penetration.''

The Hawkeyes shot only 31.3 percent from the field including 26.1 percent from 3-point range.

The Cavaliers hit 48.3 percent from the field including 47.1 percent on 3s.

''You could see they had some inexperience, just like we do,'' Virginia coach Tony Bennett said of Iowa. ''They're still coming together and finding themselves.''

Iowa opened the scoring with two free throws by Nicholas Baer, but Virginia went on an 11-0 run that began with a 3-pointer by Thompson and the Hawkeyes never threatened again.

The win was the first for Virginia in only the third game between the schools. The previous meetings came in the 1997 NCAA Tournament's first round and the 2013 NIT quarterfinals.

Virginia is seeking its fourth straight regular-season tournament championship.

BIG PICTURE

Virginia: The Cavaliers passed their first real test of the season on Black Friday after fattening up with four easy pre-Thanksgiving wins against UNC Greensboro, St. Francis, Brooklyn, Yale and Grambling State. They did it without Memphis transfer Austin Nichols, who was expected to provide low post scoring but was dismissed from the team for rules violations a week earlier. Now the going continues to get tougher with Memphis or Providence on Saturday and then Ohio State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday, followed by No. 19 West Virginia and East Carolina.

Iowa: The high-flying Hawkeyes, who had been averaging 96.2 points per game before Friday, crash landed against Virginia's defensive scheme.

The Hawkeyes considered it a learning experience going in and they'll quickly get a chance to see how well they grasped that lesson against Memphis, a proficient defensive team. Then it doesn't get any easier next week when Iowa plays at Notre Dame in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge on Tuesday.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Defeating Iowa will strengthen Virginia's Top 10 ranking as it marks the Cavaliers' first win against a major conference foe. Their No. 7 ranking is based on blowout wins against four much weaker opponents to open the season.

FLORIDA HEX

Virginia broke a two-game losing streak in Florida, but it was just the third win in the Cavaliers' last 23 trips to the Sunshine State including 1-11 at Florida State and 1-6 at Miami.

UP NEXT

Virginia: The Cavaliers play for the tournament championship Saturday against Providence at Northwest Florida State College.

Iowa: The Hawkeyes play in the Emerald Coast consolation game Saturday against Memphis.

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Key Players
L. Perrantes
P. Jok
28.3 Min. Per Game 28.3
23.3 Pts. Per Game 23.3
3.3 Ast. Per Game 3.3
7.0 Reb. Per Game 7.0
47.4 Field Goal % 46.4
31.8 Three Point % 32.4
25.0 Free Throw % 100.0
  Defensive rebound by Mamadi Diakite 6.0
  Isaiah Moss missed 3-pt. jump shot 8.0
+ 2 Jarred Reuter made layup 20.0
  Offensive rebound by Jarred Reuter 20.0
  Kyle Guy missed layup 22.0
  Bad pass turnover on Jordan Bohannon 38.0
+ 2 Marial Shayok made jump shot 42.0
  Offensive rebound by Marial Shayok 42.0
  Mamadi Diakite missed jump shot 58.0
  Defensive rebound by Jarred Reuter 1:23
  Cordell Pemsl missed free throw 1:23
Team Stats
Points 74 41
Field Goals 29-60 (48.3%) 15-48 (31.3%)
3-Pointers 8-17 (47.1%) 6-23 (26.1%)
Free Throws 8-13 (61.5%) 5-10 (50.0%)
Total Rebounds 36 34
Offensive 9 11
Defensive 24 19
Team 3 4
Assists 18 8
Steals 9 3
Blocks 5 2
Turnovers 5 18
Fouls 13 17
Technicals 0 0
14 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST
13 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo 7 Virginia 5-0 393574
home team logo Iowa 3-2 192241
Team Stats
away team logo 7 Virginia 5-0 71.8 PPG 37.5 RPG 14.4 APG
home team logo Iowa 3-2 80.5 PPG 38.9 RPG 16.0 APG
Key Players
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J. Reuter F PPG RPG APG FG%
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P. Jok G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
J. Reuter F 14 PTS 9 REB 2 AST
P. Jok G 13 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
48.3 FG% 31.3
47.1 3PT FG% 26.1
61.5 FT% 50.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Perrantes 12 3 4 5/9 2/4 0/0 0 29 2 0 1 0 3
I. Wilkins 11 3 3 4/5 0/0 3/4 1 26 1 2 1 2 1
D. Thompson 10 3 4 2/6 2/4 4/4 0 22 0 0 0 1 2
D. Hall 6 3 1 2/5 2/3 0/0 0 19 1 0 1 0 3
J. Salt 4 1 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 3 17 0 1 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Perrantes 12 3 4 5/9 2/4 0/0 0 29 2 0 1 0 3
I. Wilkins 11 3 3 4/5 0/0 3/4 1 26 1 2 1 2 1
D. Thompson 10 3 4 2/6 2/4 4/4 0 22 0 0 0 1 2
D. Hall 6 3 1 2/5 2/3 0/0 0 19 1 0 1 0 3
J. Salt 4 1 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 3 17 0 1 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Reuter 14 9 2 7/9 0/0 0/0 2 21 1 0 1 2 7
M. Shayok 6 3 0 3/9 0/2 0/0 3 19 3 0 0 1 2
M. Diakite 5 4 0 2/5 0/0 1/2 3 16 0 2 0 2 2
K. Guy 3 4 3 1/7 1/3 0/2 0 20 1 0 1 1 3
T. Jerome 3 0 1 1/1 1/1 0/1 1 11 0 0 0 0 0
A. Nichols - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bartley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Huff - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hunter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Gross Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 74 33 18 29/60 8/17 8/13 13 200 9 5 5 9 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Jok 13 1 2 5/14 3/8 0/0 2 27 0 0 1 0 1
D. Uhl 9 5 0 4/9 1/4 0/0 1 21 0 0 5 1 4
T. Cook 6 6 2 2/6 0/1 2/5 1 29 1 1 4 3 3
N. Baer 4 6 1 1/1 0/0 2/2 3 16 0 0 1 4 2
C. Williams 0 1 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 4 22 0 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Jok 13 1 2 5/14 3/8 0/0 2 27 0 0 1 0 1
D. Uhl 9 5 0 4/9 1/4 0/0 1 21 0 0 5 1 4
T. Cook 6 6 2 2/6 0/1 2/5 1 29 1 1 4 3 3
N. Baer 4 6 1 1/1 0/0 2/2 3 16 0 0 1 4 2
C. Williams 0 1 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 4 22 0 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bohannon 6 4 0 2/8 2/6 0/0 1 23 0 0 3 1 3
A. Wagner 2 0 2 1/3 0/0 0/0 2 18 2 0 1 0 0
C. Pemsl 1 5 0 0/0 0/0 1/3 1 17 0 1 2 2 3
B. Ellingson 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0
I. Moss 0 1 0 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 12 0 0 1 0 1
M. Dailey 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
R. Kriener 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
C. Rose - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Till - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 41 30 8 15/48 6/23 5/10 17 200 3 2 18 11 19