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Virginia's Season Ends with a 75-64 Loss to Iowa in the NIT

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The UVa men's basketball team had its season come to an end Wednesday with a 75-64 loss to Iowa in the NIT quarterfinals.  The loss also snapped Virginia's 19 game home win streak.

Virginia freshman Justin Anderson had a career high 24 points including a career high five 3-pointers.   Cavalier freshman Mike Tobey had 15 but Virginia's Joe Harris only had 11 points and Akil Mitchell only had 9.

Iowa got a team high 24 points from top scorer Roy Devyn Marble.    Iowa led by three points at half, but pulled away in the end thanks to a 19-5 run.   Iowa advances to face Maryland in the NIT semifinals in New York City.

After the game Virginia coach Tony Bennett said, "We talked a lot leading up to this, you're gonna have to sustain your defensive stance and be continuous because they run their cuts hard there's a lot of screens and they just keep going at it.  They got open, they got good looks we ran into screens,  they got on the offensive glass and they wore us down."

Cavs freshman Justin Anderson said, "He (Bennett) talked to our three seniors... and we all just thanked them and coach got emotional, we all got emotional in the lockeroom, the three seniors got emotional, and thank you for setting this foundation, those guys are true character people and I appreciate every one of them and I made sure I told each and every one them how thankful I was of them."

Virginia finishes the season with a record of 23-12. Virginia played 35 games this season, most in school history.

 

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