Scores

Final

Winthrop 48

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Virginia 69

(2-0, 2-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, November 15, 2011

    John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia

    1 2 T
    WIN 22 2648
    UVA 25 4469

    Top Performers

    Winthrop: R. Middleton 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Virginia: M. Scott 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Blk

    Virginia 69, Winthrop 48

    Associated Press

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Mike Scott had 18 points and Jontel Evans scored a career-high 17, including key buckets down the stretch, as Virginia defeated Winthrop 69-48 on Tuesday night.

    The Cavaliers (2-0) set a school record from the free-throw line, going 19 of 19, while Winthrop (0-2) made just 9 of 19 foul shots in the Paradise Jam.

    The tournament games now shift to the U.S. Virgin Islands, starting Friday. Virginia plays TCU and Winthrop takes on Marquette.

    "In the second half I thought we started attacking the ball screen better and we imposed our will defensively and kind out of outlasted them," said Virginia coach Tony Bennett.

    The Eagles took a 44-41 lead after the second of back-to-back Andre Smith 3-pointers before Virginia answered with a 12-0 run to go up 53-44. The spurt was highlighted by a KT Harrell fast-break layup that was set up by a Joe Harris steal, and then a Harris 3-pointer.

    A Reggie Middleton circus shot stopped the bleeding, but Virginia responded with a 16-2 run, which included an Evans' 3-pointer and fastbreak layup off a steal, to close the game.

    "It was fun scoring 17, but that wasn't my focus," Evans said. "I just wanted to come out there and play a good game and give my team a lift."

    Virginia played its second straight game without senior guard Sammy Zeglinski, who continued to nurse a sprained ankle.

    "You know, I'm disappointed but very proud of my team," said Winthrop coach Randy Peele. "The bottom line is that with 10 minutes to go in the game I think the score was tied and we scored four points in the last 10 minutes of the game."

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WIN
    UVA
    Points 48 69
    FG Made-Attempted 17-42 (.405) 22-46 (.478)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 19-19 (1.000)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 21

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