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Virginia forwards Darion Atkins (32) and Akil Mitchell (25) compete for a rebound with Green Bay forward/center Brennan Cougill during Saturday’s win in Charlottesville. (Sabrina Schaeffer/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
December 1, 2012

Akil Mitchell had a career-high 20 points and nine rebounds as Virginia defeated Green Bay, 67-51, Saturday in Charlottesville.

Joe Harris added 20 points for Virginia (6-2).

Green Bay (3-4) was led by Alec Burke’s 14 points. Keifer Sykes had 12.

Virginia, coming off a win in the ACC-Big ten Challenge at Wisconsin on Wednesday, shot 50 percent (26 for 52) from the field and held the Phoenix to 34 percent (18 for 53).

Virginia went on a 7-2 run to start the second half. Green Bay pulled to within four on a three-point play by Kam Cerroni, but the Cavaliers responded with a 15-2 run over the next five minutes to take a 55-38 lead.

●TULANE 51, NAVY 41: Josh Davis scored 17 points and pulled down a game-high 10 boards as the Green Wave won despite shooting just 27.7 percent (13 of 47) from the field.

Jordan Callahan chipped in 10 points for Tulane. Ricky Tarrant, the Green Wave’s second leading scorer behind Davis, was held to 0-of-9 shooting from the field but hit 8 of 10 free throws.

Tulane (6-2) held Navy to 5-of-24 shooting in the first half as the Green Wave took a 23-13 lead into intermission. Navy (4-5) shot 52.2 percent (12 of 23) in the second half, cutting the deficit to 32-27 with 11:37 left to play, but would get no closer as Tulane converted 17 second-half free throws.

AMERICAN 61, SAINT FRANCIS (PA.) 51: Stephen Lumpkins scored 22 points and the Eagles pulled away in the final five minutes at Bender Arena.

Tony Wroblicky scored three layups in a span of less than two minutes to help the Eagles (3-4) take a 55-51 lead with 2:11 to play. Daniel Munoz made four free throws in the final 49 seconds to help American end a three-game losing streak.

Umar Shannon scored 20 points to lead the Red Flash (0-6), which lost its eighth in a row, dating to last season, and its 10th in a row on the road.

●HAMPTON 58, HOWARD 50: Deron Powers had 22 points and seven steals to lift the host Pirates (1-6) to their first win in the MEAC opener for both teams.

Calvin Thompson led the Bison (1-7) with 18 points and seven rebounds.

AU women fall short

American fought back from a 13-point deficit but Alexis Dobbs’s layup at the buzzer fell short and Loyola (Md.) held on for a 55-53 victory at home.

Jen Dumiak led the Eagles (2-4) with 17 points and Dobbs added 14, all in the second half, with four three-pointers. The pair each posted five rebounds while Shaquilla Curtis notched four assists. Dobbs and Geleisa George tallied three steals apiece.

The Greyhounds improved to 3-4.

●VIRGINIA TECH 73, LONGWOOD 58: Alyssa Fenyn scored 17 points and Monet Tellier added 13 as the Hokies (4-2) pulled away in the second half.

Crystal Smith had a game-high 26 points for the Lancers (1-6), who trailed by just two at intermission.

●HIGH POINT 63, NAVY 47: The Mids fell in the championship game of the Navy Classic, snapping a three-game winning streak.

Navy (5-4), which opened on a 10-2 run, was led by Audrey Bauer’s 17 points.

High Point (4-4) had three players in double figures, led by Taylor Tremblay with 17 points. Cheyenne Park added 16 points and 14 rebounds and Lindsay Puckett had 10.

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