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Virginia 67, Norfolk State 39

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Junior guard Justin Anderson scored 11 points to lead No. 9 Virginia to a 67-39 victory over visiting Norfolk State on Sunday evening at John Paul Jones Arena.

Junior forward Mike Tobey had 10 points and seven rebounds for Virginia (2-0). Junior guard Jeffrey Short scored a game-high 19 points for Norfolk State (1-1), which shot just 23.5 percent from the field.

Norfolk State held a 6-5 lead after Short made a 3-pointer with 14:23 to play in the opening half, but Virginia responded with an 11-2 run to take a 16-8 lead on sophomore guard London Perrantes’ 3-pointer with 12:04 to go. The Cavaliers followed that burst with a 10-0 run to go up 26-10 on freshman guard Marial Shayok’s jumper with 7:20 remaining.

Short drained a 3-pointer and then sank three free throws after being fouled on another 3-point attempt moments later, but the Cavaliers continued to pull away. They outscored the Spartans 9-0 over a span of 2:06 to build a 37-16 lead with 3:42 to go in the half.

Virginia led 42-22 at the break after shooting 52 percent from the field while holding Norfolk State to 30.4-percent shooting. The Cavaliers shot a sizzling 72.7 percent from 3-point range, making 8 of 11 from beyond the arc.

Virginia continued to dominate, outscoring Norfolk State 10-3 to start the second half half. The Cavaliers led by as many as 33 points late in the game.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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