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'Hoos Win 5th Straight game; Beat UW-Green Bay 67-51

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The Virginia men's basketball team won its fifth game in a row, as the Cavaliers beat the university of Wisconsin-Green Bay 67-51 Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Juniors Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell each scored 20 points for the Wahoos

The 20 points are a career high for Mitchell, and he also had 9 rebounds, to go along with a couple of crowd-pleasing dunks.

Head coach Tony Bennett says, "He had a mismatch today. You saw that, and he exploited that. That was good. You saw Darion do it against Wisconsin. It always goes back to understanding who you are, and taking what the game gives you, and he did that."

Mitchell adds, "It's good to get a dunk in the game. I feel like I haven't dunked all season. I've worked hard over the last few years. Coach has been showing more and more confidence in me. As they've given me more leeway, I've built my confidence up. I just feel good right now."

Harris and Mitchell were the only two Wahoos scoring in double figures.

Virginia only led by 4 points at halftime, but pulled away in the second half behind a 15-2 run.  

The Cavaliers shot 50 percent from the field, and held Green Bay to just 34 percent shooting.

Virginia improves to 6-2. 

The 'Hoos next game is Wednesday at home at 7pm against Tennessee.

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