Akil Mitchell had career highs with 14 points and 16 rebounds as Virginia beat Seattle University 83-43 Saturday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Akil Mitchell had career highs with 14 points and 16 rebounds and freshman Mike Tobey scored 17 as Virginia beat Seattle University 83-43 Saturday.
The Cavaliers (2-2) led 44-13 at halftime and cruised, allowing coach Tony Bennett to give plenty of playing time to his freshmen.
The Redhawks (1-1), who won at John Paul Jones Arena two years ago, shot 20 percent in the first half and only kept the game as close as it was because the Cavaliers had a tough time breaking the Redhawks’ full-court press. Virginia had 19 turnovers, but Seattle turned them into just 10 points
Deshaun Sunderhaus led the Redhawks with nine points. Sterling Carter and Chad Rasmussen each had eight.
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Justin Anderson added 11 points for Virginia and Evan Nolte had 10.
Seattle shot 25.4 percent (15 of 59) and was outrebounded 41-29.
“From the beginning of the game, they played defense with a great amount of toughness, effort and energy,” Redhawks coach Cameron Dollar said. “They didn’t allow us to get into the paint, and they contested shots. … They just brought the fight to us and were tougher.”
SU women lose
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Kara Spotton scored 16 points and Sam Martin had 14 points and 10 rebounds as Colorado State beat Seattle U 58-55.
The Redhawks (0-3) rallied from a 44-29 deficit in the second half. Ashley Ward, who led Seattle U with 20 points, scored seven in the final two minutes as the Redhawks crept within 56-55 with 10 seconds remaining.
Taylor Varsho made two free throws to seal it for Colorado State (2-1).
Kacie Sowell had 10 points and seven rebounds for SU.
SU sports information contributed to this report.