Lamar vs Virginia

Virginia 63, Lamar 44

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Joe Harris scored 17 points and Paul Jesperson added a career-high nine as Virginia cruised to a 63-44 win over Lamar in NIT Tip-Off consolation action on Monday night.

Stan Brown had 11 points and six rebounds to lead Lamar.

Virginia shot 43.4 percent (22 of 53) and held Lamar to 32.6 percent (15 of 46). The Cavaliers turned 14 Lamar turnovers into 31 points.

Virginia (3-2) exploded out of the gate against the winless Cardinals (0-4).

Jesperson, a sophomore who made just five 3-pointers last season, hit three from behind the arc in the game's first 6:34 to propel Virginia to a 16-6 lead.

Lamar, which came into the game averaging 24 turnovers, committed five within the first eight minutes.

A Harris basket, off a pretty feed from Darion Atkins following a backdoor cut, gave Virginia a 30-11 lead. The 19-point spread was the Cavaliers' largest of the half. Virginia took a 32-18 lead into the break.

In the second half, the Cavaliers picked up where they left off. Akil Mitchell had six points of his 10 points during a 14-2 run. The spurt was capped by a pretty play by Justin Anderson. The freshman stole the ball, made a quick pass to Teven Jones, then slammed home a return lob to the delight of the small but boisterous home crowd.

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Scoreboard
Lamar (0-4)182644
Virginia (3-2) «323163

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Lamar Cardinals
S. Brown, F333-75-662111
R. Mitchell, F314-80-02108
A. Wilson, F150-42-23012
D. Minton, G281-60-06222
D. Minor, G110-20-00010
N. Acosta304-72-231410
K. Blanks272-82-23118
M. Hancock201-20-01113
O. Ebomwonyi30-10-00010
H. Webb20-10-01010
Totals 15-4611-122881344
 32.6%91.7% 
Virginia Cavaliers
A. Mitchell, F232-76-682210
E. Nolte, F221-40-00132
P. Jesperson, G323-60-05109
T. Jones, G272-52-20236
J. Harris, G257-110-052117
J. Anderson202-62-23206
D. Atkins192-41-11145
M. Tobey173-80-01026
T. Barnette101-20-01112
D. Browman30-00-00000
T. Rogers20-00-00000
Totals 23-5311-1129121663
 43.4%100% 
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New Orleans13-520-12154
Texas A&M-CC12-624-12159
Hou. Baptist12-617-14176
SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
Lamar10-819-15232
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
Nwestern St.7-1113-16306
Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
McNeese St.4-147-22315

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Florida St.12-626-914
Louisville12-625-97
Notre Dame12-626-1023
Duke11-728-96
Virginia11-723-1118
Va. Tech10-822-1148
Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
Syracuse10-819-1584
Wake Forest9-919-1439
Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
Clemson6-1217-1668
Pittsburgh4-1416-1774
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219
 
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