Scores

Final

Norfolk State 49

(1-8, 0-1 MEAC)

Virginia 50

(8-3, 1-0 ACC)

    7:00 PM ET, December 20, 2010

    John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia

    1 2 T
    NORF 20 2949
    UVA 22 2850

    Top Performers

    Norfolk St: R. Hampton 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Virginia: M. Farrakhan 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Virginia 50, Norfolk St. 49

    Associated Press

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Assane Sene tipped in a missed free throw with 4.8 seconds to play Monday night and Virginia overcame a brutal performance to beat Norfolk State 50-49.

    The Cavaliers (8-3) won their fifth straight, and second in a row with injured scoring and rebounding leader Mike Scott, but badly missed him against the upset-minded Spartans.

    Norfolk State (1-8) lost its seventh straight but barely. The tip-in by Sene was just his sixth field goal of the season, and came in a game in which the Cavaliers were outrebounded 43-36. Sene had 12 to lead all rebounders.

    Mustapha Farrakhan led Virginia with 18 points; Rob Hampton had 17 for the Spartans.

    The Spartans used a 12-3 run to take a 38-33 lead in the second half, and the Cavaliers scrambled the rest of the way to beat a team they were expected to handle without trouble.

    Chris McEachin hit consecutive 3-pointers and had seven points in the burst.

    Virginia pulled even at 45 on KT Harrell's 10-footer with 5:31 left, and neither team scored again until Rodney McCauley's driving basket for Norfolk State with 1:47 to play. McCauley was fouled and missed the shot, and Farrakhan's 3-pointer from the top of the key put Virginia ahead 48-47 with 1:29 left before the teams again went cold.

    Hampton was fouled with 23.8 seconds left, and made both shots to give the lead back to the Spartans. Sammy Zeglinski's ensuing 3-point shot for Virginia rimmed out, but Harrell got the rebound and was fouled. He missed both, but the 7-foot Sene tipped in the game-winner.

    Virginia took a 41-40 lead on a 3-pointer by Zeglinski and Will Regan's basket inside, but the Cavaliers turned it over on their next three possessions. Norfolk State scored five straight to go ahead 45-41, before the Cavaliers rallied and pulled even.

    The first half was brutal for both sides.

    Virginia led 17-10 after 12 minutes, then went nine consecutive possessions without scoring. The Spartans weren't much better, but scored six straight points.

    After Billy Baron hit a 3-pointer for Virginia, two free throws by Hampton and a basket inside by Kyle O'Quinn tied it at 20. Farrakhan's late floater put the Cavaliers up 22-20.

    The Spartans shot 25 percent (7 for 28) in the half, and Virginia was at 29.6 percent (8 for 27).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NORF
    UVA
    Points 49 50
    FG Made-Attempted 17-56 (.304) 19-54 (.352)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-16 (.125) 7-22 (.318)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 5-10 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 2

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