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March 27, 2016

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Virginia Game Notes
No. 10 seed Syracuse 68, No. 1 seed Virginia 62
Sunday, March 27, 2016

NCAA Tournament Notes

  • Virginia is 28-20 all-time in 20 NCAA Tournament appearances
  • Tony Bennett is 9-6 career in five trips to the NCAA Tournament and also is making his first Elite 8 appearance (reached tournament in 2008 at Washington State, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 at Virginia)
  • London Perrantes set a UVA NCAA Tournament record with six 3-pointers (previous record was five, set five times previously)

Team Notes

  • Virginia recorded 89 wins over the last three seasons, setting a program record (88, 1981-83)
  • UVA’s senior class finished with 112th wins, matching a school record, set by the 1983 squad
  • Virginia finished 23-3 this year when leading at the half and squandered a 14-point halftime lead, its largest of the season (previous was three at Florida State)
  • Virginia is 4-4 all-time against Syracuse, including a 1-2 mark in NCAA tournament play
  • UVA recorded assists on 21 of its 22 field goals (26 on 32 field goals Friday)
  • This marks just the fifth game this year in which UVA scored more points in the first half than the second (Syracuse twice, Duke, Clemson)
  • Virginia used a 19-2 first-half run over an 8-minute span to turn an 8-2 deficit into a 21-10 lead
  • Virginia committed a tournament-high 13 turnovers, leading to 15 Syracuse points (15-2 in points off turnovers)
  • Virginia’s six-point deficits (8-2, 64-58 and 68-62) were its largest of the tournament

Player Notes

  • London Perrantes scored 15 first-half points after hitting his five 3-point attempts in the first and tallied 18 points, his most since a 19-point game on Feb. 15 against NC State
  • Malcolm Brogdon matched a career high with seven assists, set three times previously
  • Brogdon scored 12 points and finished his UVA career with 1,809 points, ninth in program history
  • Mike Tobey scored 10 points, his third straight game in double figures
  • Darius Thompson scored nine points, his most since an 11-point effort against Villanova on Dec. 22
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