Harris, Scott lead Virginia past Drake 60-52

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November 22nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) – Joe Harris had 18 points and Mike Scott added 14 points and nine rebounds to lead Virginia to a 60-52 victory Monday over pesky Drake in the fourth-place game of the Paradise Jam. Virginia led 26-15 at the half and pushed its lead to 36-20 in the early part of the second half after a basket by freshman Malcolm Brogdon. But Drake steadily outscored the Cavaliers from there. The Bulldogs took advantage of five straight Virginia turnovers to pull within four after a bucket by David Smith with 44 seconds left in the game. However, the Cavaliers (4-1) sealed the victory with free throws down the stretch. Harris and Scott stepped to the line and hit two each as Virginia held on for the win. Ben Simons led Drake (3-2) with 14 points, but was just 4 of 12 from the field.