Virginia Falls to Stanford 57-52 in Cancun
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) – Landry Fields scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Stanford to a 57-52 win over Virginia in the Cancun Challenge on Tuesday night.
The Cardinal (3-2) trailed 47-46 with 4:52 left in the second half after Virginia’s Mustapha Farrakhan hit two free throws. That’s the last time the Cavaliers (3-2) would lead, as Stanford answered with nine straight points to take a 55-47 lead with 2:46 remaining.
Virginia cut the lead to three points with 12 seconds left to play. But Fields, who went 9-for-16 from the floor, made two free throws to give Stanford enough cushion for the win.
Jeff Jones led the Cavaliers with 17 points and Sylven Landesberg had 16.
Both teams shot poorly as Stanford shot 38.9 percent from the floor (21-for-54), while Virginia shot 37.8 percent (17-for-45). The Cardinal used solid 3-point shooting by going 8-for-16.
Virginia plays Cleveland State on Wednesday night (Nov. 25) at 7 p.m. Eastern time in the Cancun Challenge. Cleveland State (3-2) lost to Kentucky 73-49 on Tuesday.