(20) Nevada 83

(7-1, 3-0 home)

    10:05 PM ET, December 13, 2005

    Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada

    1 2 T
    SP 21 3657
    #20NEV 41 4283

    Top Performers

    Seattle Pacific: R. Will 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Nevada: N. Fazekas 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    No. 21 Nevada wins, builds best start since 1978

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Darius Hargrove scored 22 points to help defending champion Virginia Union beat Seattle Pacific 68-63 on Thursday night in the NCAA Division II national semifinals.

    Brad Byerson added 14 points and 16 rebounds and Chris Green also had 14 points for Virginia Union (29-6), which will face Winona State in the title game Saturday. Winona State beat Stonehill 83-73 in the second semifinal.

    "It's just great to have the opportunity to play in a title game. We're just a small church school in Richmond, so anytime we're on national TV, it's a great for our school, for our enrollment, for everything," Virginia Union coach Dave Robbins said.

    Drew Matzen led Seattle Pacific (26-6) with 19 points, and Tony Binetti had 17.

    Virginia Union scored the final five points of the game, and was 15-of-24 from the field in the second half.

    "I thought we got some good looks down the stretch and we just didn't convert them. We need to do that to be competitive," Seattle Pacific coach Jeff Hironaka said. "Give them credit. They have been here before. They hit big free throws and got the rebounds they needed."

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 57 83
    FG Made-Attempted 25-63 (.397) 32-60 (.533)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-19 (.211) 6-12 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-7 (.429) 13-21 (.619)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 28

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