Defense Shines in 68-37 Win Over NJIT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) –Jeff Jones scored 11 points to lead Virginia as it cruised past New Jersey Institute of Technology 68-37 on Monday night.
Sylven Landesberg chipped in with 10 points for the Cavaliers (5-4), while Assane Sene added 11 rebounds. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Virginia.
The Cavaliers ended the first half with an 8-0 run, and went into halftime with a 32-19 lead. In the second half, the lead ballooned to 28 points, as Virginia used a 14-2 run to take a 61-33 lead with 5:05 left in the game.
Jheryl Wilson led the Highlanders (3-8) with 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting.
NJIT shot 27.1 percent from the field (13-for-48), and shot 50 percent from the free throw line (5-for-10).
Virginia shot only 38.7 percent from the field (24-for-62), but outrebounded the Highlanders 46-31.