Postseason NIT - Virginia vs Norfolk State Final: 67-56 - Recap

Postseason NIT - Virginia vs Norfolk State Final: 67-56 - Recap

Virginia earned a 67-56 victory over Norfolk State on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Akil Mitchell at John Paul Jones Arena.

Virginia earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 16-point spread.

Virginia got 15 points from Justin Anderson and another 12 points from Joe Harris. Justin Anderson contributed 4 assists, while Akil Mitchell cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Norfolk State got 16 points from Rob Johnson in a losing cause and another 16 points from Pendarvis Williams. Marese Phelps contributed 2 assists for them, while Rob Johnson had 13 rebounds.

Virginia led at halftime, 26-16.

The rebound battle favored Virginia as they grabbed 37 boards, while Norfolk State only had 36.