Christian Watford

State hoops: Morgan State falls to Virginia despite Jackson's 32

Darion Atkins scored a career-high 17 points as one of four players in double figures to lead Virginia over visiting Morgan State, 75-57, on Wednesday night.

Dewayne Jackson had a season-high 32 points — one shy of his career high — on 11-for-16 shooting to lead the Bears (3-5), who have lost two straight after a two-game winning streak.

Akil Mitchell added 15 points to go with 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers (9-2), who won their eighth straight game. Virginia overcame an early challenge from a pesky Morgan State squad that kept fighting well into the second half, continuing an impressive run in which their average margin of victory has been more than 20 points.