Delaware vs Virginia

Delaware 59, Virginia 53

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Devon Saddler had 15 points, including several clutch free throws down the stretch as Delaware defeated Virginia, 59-53, on Tuesday night.

With the victory, Delaware advances to the NIT Tip-Off semifinals, which will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City next week.

Saddler's two free throws with 14.6 seconds left in the game pushed the Blue Hens' lead to five and all but sealed the game.

Jarvis Threatt added 14 points for Delaware (2-1). Jamelle Higgins had 10 points.

Virginia (1-2) was led by Joe Harris' 20 points.

Delaware shot just 43 percent (20 of 47) from the field, but held Virginia to 35 percent (20 of 57), including just 19 percent (4 of 21) from 3-point range.

Delaware started the second half strong. Threatt scored five points during an 8-2 run that put the Blue Hens up 35-17, their largest lead of the game.

Virginia battled back, responding with a 10-0 run that was highlighted by the play of sophomore Darion Atkins, who scored seven of the points.

Virginia took its first lead since 6-4 when freshman Evan Nolte hit a 3-pointer to put the Cavaliers up 42-41.

But Delaware answered right back with an 8-0 run, courtesy of two Saddler 3-pointers, to take a 49-42 lead.

Neither team shot well to start the game. After 7 minutes of play, the teams had combined for just three field goals. At one juncture, Virginia had more turnovers (eight) than points (six).

But Delaware started getting better looks at the basket and went on a 17-5 run that was capped by a layup by Hagins to take a 19-11 lead. Virginia was 0 of 9 from 3-point range in the half.

The Blue Hens led 28-15 at the break.

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Delaware (2-1) «283159
Virginia (1-2)153853

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Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens
J. Hagins, F384-62-2161110
J. Brinkley, F263-40-01026
J. Threatt, G366-121-353214
K. Anderson, G332-60-03016
D. Saddler, G303-127-842315
T. Rogers211-52-20104
C. Baptiste161-22-23044
Totals 20-4714-173371359
 42.6%82.4% 
Virginia Cavaliers
A. Mitchell, F305-115-8133415
E. Nolte, F241-80-01013
J. Harris, G387-193-441520
P. Jesperson, G341-40-05222
J. Anderson, G301-30-01232
D. Atkins235-71-331011
D. Browman80-20-01100
T. Barnette50-10-00010
M. Tobey50-20-01000
J. Evans30-00-01010
Totals 20-579-1535101753
 35.1%60% 
Colonial Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Towson0-05-190
Delaware0-04-2121
UNC-Wilm.0-02-1270
Hofstra0-03-295
Elon0-04-3220
Charleston0-02-2109
Northeastern0-02-2156
Will. & Mary0-02-2299
Drexel0-02-3185
J. Madison0-02-4300

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Duke0-06-020
Notre Dame0-06-039
Syracuse0-05-071
Virginia0-05-028
Florida St.0-04-030
Miami (Fla.)0-04-0103
N. Carolina0-04-06
Louisville0-03-026
Boston College0-05-1161
NC State0-05-180
Clemson0-04-119
Va. Tech0-04-1124
Georgia Tech0-02-1213
Pittsburgh0-01-4243
Wake Forest0-01-4263
 
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CINCY 102
UVM 49 Final
UCONN 67
MIST 67 Final
KAN 64
AST 54 Final
MIZZ 91
CLST 47 Final
MICH 77
DUKE 75 Final
UK 68
SDCC 57 Final
SDSU 91
UCIRV 79 Final
UCLA 80