Norfolk State vs. Virginia: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Norfolk State vs. Virginia: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Norfolk State 56
(21-12, 10-9 away)
Virginia 67
(22-11, 19-1 home)
Venue: John Paul Jones Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 19, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Norfolk State 16 40 56
Virginia 26 41 67
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Norfolk State R Johnson 16 R Johnson 13 M Phelps 2
Virginia J Anderson 15 A Mitchell 11 J Anderson 4

No. 8-seeded Norfolk State was defeated by No. 1-seeded Virginia 67-56 in the first round of the NIT on a night when they mustered only 26.9 percent from the floor. Rob Johnson secured a double-double in a losing effort including a game-high 16 points and 13 rebounds. Pendarvis Williams got 16 points and added three rebounds. For the Cavaliers, Justin Anderson got a team-high 15 points and five rebounds. Norfolk State closes out the season with a 21-12 record. In the regular season, they finished first in the MEAC with a 16-0 record in conference play.

Norfolk State Game Notes

  • NSU beat the spread by four points.
  • Norfolk State has lost 75 percent of the time this season (1-3) after committing 18 or more turnovers.
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 38.5 percent or better this season, Norfolk State has lost 83 percent of the time (1-5).
  • NSU set season lows for field goals made (14) and field goal percentage (26.9).
  • Rob Johnson recorded a team season high in defensive rebounds with 12.
  • The top two scorers (Rob Johnson and Pendarvis Williams) accounted for 57.1 percent of the points.
  • Rob Johnson accounted for 36.1 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Rob Johnson has led the team in scoring four times and in rebounding 8 times in 33 games this season.
  • Rob Johnson recorded the third double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Rob Johnson has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Rob Johnson recorded a double-double. It was his second this season and third of his career.
  • Rob Johnson had career highs with three three-pointers and 12 defensive rebounds.
  • Pendarvis Williams has eight straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Pendarvis Williams.
  • This was the fifth foul out of the season for Malcom Hawkins.

Virginia Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Justin Anderson and Akil Mitchell) accounted for 44.7 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Akil Mitchell and Joe Harris) accounted for 45.9 percent of the rebounds.
  • Justin Anderson has led the team in scoring three times in 33 games this season.
  • Akil Mitchell has led the team in rebounding 26 times in 33 games this season.
  • Joe Harris has 14 straight double-digit point games.
  • Akil Mitchell recorded the 15th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Akil Mitchell has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • Akil Mitchell recorded a double-double. It was his 12th this season and 13th of his career.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Evan Nolte.
NSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ARob Johnson3816131002
BP. Williams331631101
B-Malcom Hawkins281250203
C+Brandon Goode16251012
CRashid Gaston25640012
C-Marese Phelps17212114
D+Jamel Fuentes30221304
DKris Brown13010000
UVA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJustin Anderson301554113
AAkil Mitchell3015111205
BEvan Nolte24752110
BJoe Harris361262204
BMike Tobey10530000
B-Teven Jones11710000
CJontel Evans29603403
-Darion Atkins6010000
DPaul Jesperson21020011
-Taylor Barnette3000000

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