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Preseason NIT - Fairfield Falls 54-45 Against Virginia - Game Recap

Virginia grabbed a 54-45 win over Fairfield on Monday, behind a 15-point effort from Joe Harris at John Paul Jones Arena.

The match was decisive in favor of Virginia, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread.

Virginia got 12 points from Akil Mitchell and another 11 points from Evan Nolte. Justin Anderson contributed 4 assists, while Akil Mitchell cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Fairfield got a 13-point performance from Josip Mikulic, who was supported by 10 points from Desmond Wade. Desmond Wade had 4 assists in a losing cause for Fairfield, while Josip Mikulic grabbed 7 rebounds.

Virginia trailed at halftime, 30-28.

The rebound battle favored Virginia as they grabbed 32 boards, while Fairfield only had 30.