Cavaliers Rally for 76-65 Win Over Cleveland State in Cancun
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) – Sylven Landesberg scored 20 points and Will Sherrill came off the bench to add 18, including 15 in the second half, to lead Virginia to a 76-65 victory over Cleveland State on Wednesday night.
Virginia (4-2) rallied from a 10-point, second-half deficit to finish in third at the Cancun Classic.
Cleveland State (3-3), which lost both of its games in the tournament, extended its lead to 39-29 at the 17:33 mark. The Cavaliers hit three straight baskets to cut the lead to 41-38 with 15:13 left before Sherrill tied the score at 46-46 on a 3-pointer with 12:13 remaining.
Virginia took the lead for good on Mike Scott’s dunk and another 3-pointer from Sherrill.
Jeremy Montgomery led Cleveland State with 14 points. Aaron Pogue added 13 points and Norris Cole scored 12.
Scott added 15 points, Mustapha Farrakhan had 11 and Sammy Zeglinski finished with 10 points for Virginia.