Virginia 68, St. John's 50

Sunday, March 24, 2013 11:00 AM
Location - John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
Officials - Lee Cassell, Rob Groover, Terry Moore
Attendance - 8457

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
St. John's 21 29 50
Virginia 32 36 68

Recap


Virginia 68, St. John's 50: Freshman Justin Anderson scored a career-high 18 points as the host Cavaliers beat the Red Storm in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament.

Anderson went 9-for-10 at the foul line and Akil Mitchell added 11 points and nine rebounds for Virginia (23-11), which advances to play Iowa in the Region 4 final. Taylor Barnette pitched in 13 points while Mike Tobey had 10.

Phil Greene IV led St. John’s (17-16) with 18 points despite shooting 1-of-6 from 3-point range. JaKarr Sampson tallied 14 points and seven rebounds for the Red Storm, which shot 2-of-16 from beyond the arc.

Barnette scored eight straight points — including back-to-back 3-pointers — in a 10-0 spurt as the Cavaliers opened up a 24-11 lead with 5:49 left in the first half. Amir Garrett answered with a deep ball and a tip-in as the Red Storm pulled within 24-18 before three Anderson free throws helped push the cushion to 32-21 at the break.

St. John’s cut the deficit to 40-33 on a Greene jumper with 12:33 to go, but Anderson hit a 3 moments later before a 9-0 Virginia spurt made it 54-37 with 7:01 left. A Greene three-point play capped a 9-0 response from the Red Storm, which pulled within 54-46 with 4:27 left, but that was as close as they would get.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Anderson (6.8 ppg) also led Virginia with 15 points in the Cavaliers’ first-round win over Norfolk State. His previous career high was 17 points, coming in an 80-69 win over Maryland on Feb. 10. … Virginia improved to 12-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 52 points. … The Cavaliers shot 57.9 percent in the first half.

St. John's Red Storm

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jakarr Sampson 27:00 6-15 0-0 2-2 2 4 6 0 4 1 1 0 14
Chris Obekpa 32:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 3 7 10 0 5 2 3 2 4
Jamal Branch 15:00 0-5 0-2 2-4 1 4 5 2 1 1 2 0 2
Phil Greene 36:00 8-18 1-6 1-1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 18
Sir'Dominic Pointer 31:00 2-7 0-2 0-0 1 4 5 4 4 5 3 0 4
David Lipscomb 15:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Amir Garrett 22:00 3-8 1-3 1-2 4 1 5 0 2 1 3 0 8
Marc-Antoine Bourqault 11:00 0-2 0-2 0-1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Christian Jones 6:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jamal White 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Khadim Ndiaye 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sam Sealy 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-62 2-16 6-10 12 20 32 7 22 10 14 2 50
  33.9% 12.5% 60.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 14

Virginia Cavaliers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Justin Anderson 32:00 4-8 1-2 9-10 1 1 2 4 1 0 1 3 18
Jontel Evans 33:00 2-3 0-0 0-4 0 4 4 5 1 2 4 0 4
Joe Harris 33:00 2-7 0-2 3-6 0 5 5 4 2 1 0 0 7
Akil Mitchell 25:00 5-5 0-0 1-2 3 6 9 0 0 1 5 0 11
Paul Jesperson 15:00 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Teven Jones 13:00 1-2 1-2 2-2 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 5
Mike Tobey 15:00 5-6 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 10
Evan Nolte 18:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 0 0
Taylor Barnette 13:00 5-7 3-5 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 13
Thomas Rogers 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Caid Kirven 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doug Browman 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-44 5-15 15-24 6 23 29 19 13 6 12 5 68
  54.5% 33.3% 62.5% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 12