Virginia outlasts Tennessee 46-38

Virginia outlasts Tennessee 46-38
December 5, 2012, 9:15 pm
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Virginia forward Darion Atkins (32) reaches for a rebound in front of Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes, left, and Virginia guard Teven Jones (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Akil Mitchell had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Joe Harris also scored 13 as Virginia won a battle of stout defenses Wednesday night, 46-38 against Tennessee.

The victory was the sixth in a row for the Cavaliers (7-2) and came after they limited the Vols to 28.8 percent shooting and just 15 field goals.

Trae Golden scored 11 to lead Tennessee (4-3), which scored just 36 points in a one-point loss to No. 15 Georgetown on Friday and picked up where it left off.

The Vols scored just six points in the first 14:50 of the game, and just five more after using a 12-2 run to get within 38-33 with 7:41 left. Golden and Skylar McRae hit 3-pointers in the burst, and Kenny Hall closed it with two free throws, but Tennessee scored just one point over the next 6:14.