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Seattle vs. Virginia 2012 recap: Redhawks fall by 40 points in laugher

The Virginia Cavaliers proved to be too much for the Seattle Redhawks on Saturday, defeating Seattle by 40 points in the non-conference game

Grant Halverson

The (2-2) Virginia Cavaliers proved to be too much for the (1-1) Seattle Redhawks on Saturday, defeating the visiting Redhawks by the score of 83-43 at John Paul Jones Arena in Virginia.

Seattle saw its defense picked apart on Saturday as Virginia dropped 83 points in total on a scorching-hot 56 percent shooting from the floor. Seattle also allowed Virginia to make nearly 43 percent of their shots (6-14) from behind the three-point line.

The only thing the Redhawks defense did well in was forcing turnovers and playing the passing lanes. As a team, the Redhawks created 19 turnovers, including 10 steals, but the Cavaliers also forced them into 19 of their own.

On the other end, Seattle's offense struggled mightily, scoring just 43 points in all and just 13 in the first half. As a team, the Redhawks made just 25 percent of their shots from the floor and assisted on just four. Junior guard Sterling Carter made just three of 15 shots from the floor.

Akil Mitchell lead the charge for the Cavaliers as the junior forward scored 14 points on 5-7 shooting and collected 16 boards.