Virginia hands Missouri St its first loss, 83-63
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP)
Justin Anderson and Mike Tobey both came off the Virginia bench to score a combined 37 points and lead the Cavaliers to the Corpus Christi Challenge tournament championship, stopping Missouri State, 83-63 Saturday night.
Anderson's 23 points on 10 of 13 shooting was high for the game. Tobey grabbed 6 rebounds to go with his 14 points. Starters Joe Harris and Malcolm Brogdon had 15 and 13 points, respectively, and Anthony Gill had eight points and grabbed an equal number of boards.
Virginia (7-1) led by 10 points at halftime and pulled away steadily in the second half.
Gavin Thurman had 14 points off the bench for the Bears, matching starter Jamar Gulley's output.
Missouri State, which lost its first game in seven starts, finished on a 10-3 run to create the final margin.