CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Roy Devyn Marble scored 24 points and Iowa ended Virginia’s 19-game home winning streak with a 75-64 victory in the NIT quarterfinals on Wednesday night, earning the Hawkeyes a trip to Madison Square Garden.
Marble’s 3-pointer with 13:02 to play gave Iowa (24-12) a 42-41 lead and sparked a 19-5 run that also featured six points inside from Adam Woodbury and 3-pointers by Josh Oglesby and Zach McCabe. McCabe’s finished the run, putting the Hawkeyes ahead 58-46 with 5:18 to play.
Justin Anderson scored a career-high 24 points to lead Virginia (23-12), but the Cavaliers had no answer once the Hawkeyes took charge.
It was only the second home loss for the Cavaliers, and both denied them a trip to New York. The first came against Delaware in the Preseason NIT, also with a trip to Madison Square Garden on the line, and had been Virginia’s last home loss.
BYU 79, Southern Miss 62
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Tyler Haws scored 25 points, Brock Zylstra added 23 and BYU cruised to a victory over Southern Mississippi in the NIT quarterfinals.
BYU (24-11) went on an 11-0 run early in the first half and never trailed again, leading by double digits the entire second half. Zylstra drilled five 3-pointers in the first half and the Cougars shot 11 of 27 (40.7 percent) from long range.
Brandon Davies added 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Southern Miss (27-10) lost at home for just the second time in two seasons. Daveon Boardingham led the Golden Eagles with 18 points and Jerrold Brooks added 13.
The Cougars will next face either Providence or Baylor in the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York.