Charlottesville, VA (Sports Network) - Joe Harris scored a game-high 22 points and Akil Mitchell recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds as Virginia took down No. 19 N.C. State, 58-55, Tuesday, in a battle of the ACC's the top scoring defense (51.1), and offense (79.8), respectively.
After Virginia led by one point with 3:20 remaining, the game stayed deadlocked until Jontel Evans netted two critical free throws which expanded the lead to three points and eventually, made the difference, for the Cavaliers (15-5, 5-2 ACC), who have won four straight.
C.J. Leslie collected 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Wolfpack (16-5, 5-3), who fell to 0-5 all-time when playing at John Paul Jones Arena, remaining the only team in the conference which has not recorded a victory there. Richard Howell also recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards in the defeat.
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