March 24, 2013
Virginia 68, St. John's 50
NIT 2nd Round
Virginia hosted its single-season, school-record 21st home game, surpassing 20 home games in 2007-08.
Virginia hosts Iowa in the NIT quarterfinals on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
Virginia improves to 17-10 all-time in the NIT
The Cavaliers' 23 wins are their most since winning 25 in 1994-95
The Cavaliers extended their home winning streak to 19 games (JPJA record), their longest home winning streak since the school-record 34 game home winning streak (1980-83)
Virginia's 20 home wins this season (20-1) are a school record
Virginia has increased its win total in each of the last four seasons (15 in 2009-10,
16 in 2010-11, 22 in 2011-12 and 23 in 2012-13).
Cavalier freshmen scored the team's first 11 points of the game and 24 of the team's 32 first half points
Akil Mitchell (305 rebounds this season) reached the 300-rebound mark for the season, just the eighth time a Cavalier has accomplished the feat (Ralph Sampson [4 times], Bob Mortell, Travis Watson, Norm Carmichael)
Justin Anderson (18 pts) scored in double figures for the 11th time this season
Mike Tobey (10 pts) scored in double figures for the eighth time this season
Taylor Barnette (13 pts) scored in double figures for the first time this season
Mitchell (9 rebs) led the team in rebounding for the 27th time this season
Player Career Highs
Taylor Barnette had a career-high 13 points
Barnette tied a career high with three 3-pointers
Justin Anderson had a career-high 18 points
Anderson set career highs in made free throws (9) and attempted (10)
Record Book Updates
Joe Harris (1,244 points) moved into 28th place on Virginia's career scoring list, passing Billy Langloh (1,240 pts, 1974-77) and Tom Sheehey (1,241 pts, 1984-87)
Akil Mitchell (305 rebounds) moved into seventh place on Virginia's single-season
rebounding list, passing Norm Carmichael (1967-68)
Green Adjusting to New SurroundingsWrestling10/20/17A transfer from Boise State, which dropped its wrestling program last spring, Fred Green is a candidate to start at 157 pounds for Virginia.Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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