No. 8 Virginia crushes Tennessee State, 79-36

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Justin Anderson was 7 for 7 from the field and scored 20 points and No. 8 Virginia had a 32-point run spanning halftime to beat Tennessee State 79-36 on Tuesday night.

Anderson made five 3-pointers and Mike Tobey added 13 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the Cavaliers (5-0), off to their best start since the 2007-08 team also won its first five.

Tennessee State (2-3), which has only one returning player and 12 newcomers in coach Dana Ford’s first season, trailed 19-2 after seven minutes and 42-17 at halftime. The Tigers remained stuck on 17 until just 12:29 remained in the second half when Xavier Richards ended a scoring drought that stretched 10 minutes, 21 seconds.

Richards and Marcus Roper led the Tigers with 10 points.

Anthony Gill added 16 points for Virginia and also was perfect from the field, going 6 for 6.

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