CHICAGO (CBSNewYork/AP) — Anthony Gill finished with a season-high 23 points, Mike Tobey came off the bench to score 18, and top-seeded Virginia beat Iowa State 84-71 in the Midwest Region semifinals on Friday night.
The Cavaliers (29-7) withstood a second-half push by the fourth-seeded Cyclones (23-12) after grabbing a big lead in the early going and advanced to their first regional final since 1995.READ MORE: NYC Parks Employee Slashed Across Face And Chest On The Job In The Bronx
Virginia will face Syracuse or Gonzaga on Sunday. A win would send the Cavaliers to their first Final Four since 1984, when coach Tony Bennett was a teenager.READ MORE: NYPD: Douglas Young Charged With Murder In Deadly Shooting Of DoorDash Worker Francisco Villalva Vitinio
Georges Niang had another big game for Iowa State, finishing with 30 points after scoring 28 against both Iona and Arkansas-Little Rock in the first two rounds. But an up-and-down first season under coach Steve Prohm ended on a disappointing note.
With a chance to go farther than they ever did under predecessor Fred Hoiberg, the Cyclones never could recover from a flat start.MORE NEWS: Nurse Set To Start New Job In New York City Decides Against It After Being Victim Of Random Punch In Midtown
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