The UVa basketball team got a game-high 14 points from Justin Anderson and 25 points from its bench players in beating Norfolk State Monday night 66-56 at JPJA.
Joe Harris was the only other Cavalier in double figures with 12 points. Malcolm Brogdon had a career high 4 steals.
Coach Tony Bennett once again shook up his starting lineup, electing to have Akil Mitchell and Anthony Gill come off the bench.
Bennett said, "I was impressed with Anthony [Gill] after not using him in the first half. I could hear him on the bench cheering and he came in ready and gave us a great lift. Akil [Mitchell] played well and gave us a nice lift. Teven's [Jones] quickness helped us guard the ball. The lifts from those guys were nice to see."... "I played 10 guys tonight and had been playing nine. I wanted to shorten the rotation and play eight, but ended up playing 10. I think they are all capable and each game dictates something different. There are different matchups that call for different players. Everyone wants to play. We have solid young men who have good character and are competitive. I tell them that they have a responsibility to put the team before themselves. It is okay to be frustrated, but when you step between the lines for practice or games you need to give great effort and do whatever you can to help the team."
Virginia improves to 9-3 with the win. Virginia's next game is Monday at Tennessee.
Marty Hudtloff is the Sports Director at WVIR-TV. He joined the NBC29 sports team in October of 2003. He has a degree in broadcast journalism from Bradley University. You can reach out to Marty via Email or Twitter.