Virginia slips past N.C.-Wilmington 69-67

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP)—Sylven Landesberg hit a 15-footer with 2.2 seconds left Monday night, lifting Virginia to a 69-67 victory against North Carolina-Wilmington.

Virginia (12-4) won its eighth straight, its longest winning streak since the start of the 2003-04 season, but had to make a late comeback to do it.

Wilmington (6-12) trailed before a 21-4 run gave it a 61-58 lead with 3:58 to play. The visitors were ahead 64-60 with 2:57 left before Virginia rescued itself with a 9-3 run.

Jerome Meyinsse scored a career-high 14 points and Mike Scott had 12 for Virginia.

Ahmad Grant led the Seahawks with 19 points, 17 coming in the second half when he made 5 of 6 3-pointers. Wilmington also got 17 points and eight assists from Chad Tomko.

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 N.C. Wilmington
Chad Tomko Chad Tomko
7-15,  17 Pts
3 Rebs, 8 Assists
 Virginia
Sammy Zeglinski Sammy Zeglinski
4-10,  10 Pts
8 Rebs, 5 Assists

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