Men’s Roundup

Virginia stumbles against Iowa, falls short of NIT semifinals

Associated PressMarch 27, 2013 

— Roy Devyn Marble scored 24 points and Iowa ended Virginia’s 19-game home winning streak with a 75-64 victory Wednesday in the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals, earning the Hawkeyes a trip to Madison Square Garden.

Marble’s lone 3-pointer came with 13 minutes, 2 seconds to play and gave Iowa (24-12) a 42-41 lead. It also sparked a 19-5 run that put the Hawkeyes ahead 58-46 with 5:18 to play. Virginia (23-12) got no closer than nine the rest of the way.

Zach McCabe and 7-foot-1 freshman Adam Woodbury added 10 points each for the Hawkeyes, who were 2-8 on the road.

Justin Anderson hit five 3-pointers, scored a career-high 24 points and had five blocks and three steals for Virginia and fellow freshman Mike Tobey added 15 points and three blocks, but the Cavaliers had no answer for the Hawkeyes’ run.

“Tonight was probably the biggest game I’ve played in all year,” said Anderson, whose previous high of 18 points came against St. John’s to get to the quarterfinals. “We had so much on line with it being the seniors’ last game and a home winning streak.”

Brigham Young 79, Southern Mississippi 62: Tyler Haws scored 25, but it was Brock Zylstra’s 23 points – including 18 during the first half – that sparked the Cougars (24-11) to the win at Southern Mississippi (27-10). Zylstra, who was averaging 7.3 points, hit seven of 12 shots, including five of nine from 3-point range.


George Mason 62, Western Michigan 52: Jonathan Arledge scored a career-high 23 for the host Patriots (21-14), who used an 18-0, first-half run to take to lead for good against Western Michigan (22-13) in the College Basketball Invitational. George Mason will face Wright State or Santa Clara in a best-of-3 finals.

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