Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

December 2, 2012

Mitchell’s 20 points leads Cavaliers past Green Bay

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Akil Mitchell had a career-high 20 points and nine rebounds as Virginia defeated Wisconsin-Green Bay 67-51 Saturday.

Joe Harris added 20 points for Virginia (6-2). Green Bay (3-4) was led by Alec Burke’s 14 points. Keifer Sykes’ had 12.

Virginia, coming off a win in the ACC/Big ten Challenge at Wisconsin on Wednesday, shot 50 percent (26 of 52) from the field and held the Phoenix to 34 percent (18 of 53).

Virginia went on 7-2 run to start second half. Green Bay pulled to within four on a three-point play by Kam Cerroni, but the Cavaliers responded with a 15-2 run over the next five minutes to take a 55-38 lead.

Green Bay was more competitive than in last season’s game against Virginia in Charlottesville when the Phoenix lost by 26 points.

 

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