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Virginia Downs North Carolina State 58-55 - Match Report

Virginia Downs North Carolina State 58-55 - Match Report

Virginia earned a 58-55 victory over North Carolina State on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Joe Harris at John Paul Jones Arena.

Virginia won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 3.5-point spread.

Akil Mitchell had 14 points for Virginia and Mike Tobey chipped in with 13 points. Jontel Evans had 7 assists for them, while Akil Mitchell was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.

North Carolina State got 20 points from C.J. Leslie in a losing cause and another 12 points from Richard Howell. Richard Howell contributed 6 assists for them, while C.J. Leslie had 14 rebounds.

Virginia hit the break trailing 31-24 before taking care of business in the second half.

North Carolina State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-33.