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Jesperson, Virginia falls in NIT QuarterfinalsSubmitted: 03/27/2013
Jesperson, Virginia falls in NIT Quarterfinals
Story By Joe Dufek

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In college basketball Wednesday night, Merrill native Paul Jesperson and the Virginia Cavaliers were in the N-I-T Qaurterfinals.

Virginia fell to Iowa 75-64. Jesperson finished with 3 points and 1 rebound in 18 minutes of action. The sophomore finished the year averaging just under 5 points per game.

Virginia finishes the year at (23-12).




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