#6 UVA bumps, grinds Cleveland State, 70-54
Virginia (10-0) led 31-18 at the half, and the margin was never closer than 13 in the second half, but the Vikings (5-6) tried to make it interesting, hitting 10 of their first 16 from the field.
The Cavaliers kept Cleveland State at bay with a solid second-half effort from Justin Anderson, who scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field in the second 20 minutes after scoring just two points on 1-of-5 shooting in the first half.
Virginia shot 50 percent (22-of-44) from the field for the game, including 5-of-11 from three-point range, after a cold 6-for-17 start in that opening 16-4 run that was more about defense – with Cleveland State coming out of the gate making just two of its first 17 from the field.
Cleveland State, which had lost to #4 Louisville, 45-33, on Nov. 26, fnished 37.7 percent shooting from the floor (20-of-53) and 7-of-23 from three-point range (30.4 percent).
Trey Lewis had 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field and 4-of-9 shooting from long range to lead Cleveland State.
Virginia won the rebounding battle, 32-26, and outscored the Vikings in the paint, 26-20.
With the win, UVA has now won 28 of its last 30 games since a loss in Durham at Duke in January.
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