Boxscore
Virginia 67, Mississippi Valley State 39
Saturday, December 8, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
Officials - Bernard Clinton, Sean Hull, Jeff Nichols
Attendance - 8691

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Mississippi Valley State 22 17 39
Virginia 36 31 67

Recap


Virginia 67, Mississippi Valley State 39: Akil Mitchell collected 20 points, five rebounds and four steals to lead the way as the host Cavaliers stretched their win streak to seven games.

Justin Anderson added 15 points and nine rebounds off the bench and Darion Atkins chipped in 14 points and seven boards for Virginia (8-2). 

Davon Usher had 14 points and six rebounds to lead the Delta Devils (0-5), making five of the team's 11 field goals as Mississippi Valley State shot 19 percent from the floor. Usher, a junior college transfer from Polk State, has scored in double digits in every game. 

Virginia opened the game with a 12-2 run and extended it to 36-22 by halftime. The lead never dipped into single digits in the second half. 

The Cavaliers have held nine of their 10 opponents under 60 points and five under 50. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Virginia improved to 22-1 under coach Tony Bennett when holding opponents under 50 points. … The Cavaliers improved to 6-0 with Atkins, a sophomore forward, in the starting lineup. … The game marked Virginia's first contest against a team from the Southwestern Athletic Conference. 

Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Julius Francis 11:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0
Blake Ralling 33:00 2-8 1-5 2-2 1 4 5 1 3 1 0 0 7
Davon Usher 33:00 5-18 2-9 2-3 0 6 6 0 1 0 1 0 14
Darryl Marshall 22:00 0-5 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0
Montreal Holley 15:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0
Matt Smith 31:00 1-6 0-0 4-6 5 1 6 0 5 0 3 1 6
Darius Tomlin 25:00 3-7 0-1 4-5 1 5 6 1 0 1 1 0 10
Cameron Dobbs 10:00 0-4 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Cortland Henry 20:00 0-6 0-1 2-2 4 1 5 0 0 1 1 0 2
TOTAL 200 11-58 3-23 14-18 13 20 33 3 13 3 11 1 39
  19.0% 13.0% 77.8% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 11

Virginia Cavaliers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Darion Atkins 23:00 7-11 0-0 0-2 2 5 7 0 2 1 0 1 14
Joe Harris 27:00 0-4 0-2 3-4 0 3 3 6 1 0 1 1 3
Akil Mitchell 16:00 9-14 0-0 2-3 2 3 5 1 2 4 1 0 20
Paul Jesperson 20:00 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 3
Teven Jones 21:00 1-4 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 2
Evan Nolte 18:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 1 0 1 2
Justin Anderson 27:00 6-11 1-3 2-2 1 8 9 2 1 2 0 2 15
Doug Browman 13:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0
Taylor Barnette 18:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 4 2 0 3 0 3
Mike Tobey 12:00 2-4 0-0 1-1 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 3 5
Thomas Rogers 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Caid Kirven 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-56 3-12 8-14 7 32 39 17 17 9 10 8 67
  50.0% 25.0% 57.1% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10