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March 19, 2017

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Virginia Game Notes

No. 4 Florida 65, No. 5 Virginia 39

Saturday, March 18, 2017

NCAA Tournament Notes

– Making its 21st all-time appearance, Virginia is 29-21 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, including 7-5 in five appearances under Tony Bennett

– Virginia reached the round of 32 for the fourth straight season

– Bennett is 10-7 in seven NCAA Tournament appearances

– This was the second NCAA Tournament meeting between UVA and Florida (UF won 71-45 in the first round of the 2012 tournament)

– UVA scored its fewest points in an NCAA tournament game (45 vs. Florida in 2012)

– Virginia’s 17-point first half was UVA’s fewest points in a half in NCAA tournament play (previous was 18 in 2015 vs. Michigan State)

Team Notes

– Virginia concludes the season with a 23-11 record, the Cavaliers’ fifth straight season with 23 or more wins

– Virginia is 1-2 all-time against Florida

– UVA scored a season low in points (previous was 43 at North Carolina on Feb. 18)

– Florida’s 21-0 run during the first and second halves marked the most consecutive points allowed by UVA this year (13 at Villanova on Jan. 29)

– UVA’s scoring drought of 7:55 was its longest of the season (7:11 at Syracuse on Feb. 4)

– UVA’s bench was outscored, 23-10, by Florida’s reserves, marking the ninth time this year the Cavaliers’ bench was outscored by the opposing bench

Player Notes

London Perrantes made his 134th career start, first all-time in program history; Perrantes also appeared in his 138th career game, matching the program record, set by Mike Tobey from 2013-16

– Perrantes concluded his UVA career with 1,225 points, 33rd in program history

– Perrantes won 108 games in his UVA career, fifth in program history

Mamadi Diakite made his first career start

– Diakite scored nine points, his most since a 12-point effort against East Carolina on Dec. 6

– Diakite also set career highs in minutes (29) and was one off his career high in rebounds (7 vs. Yale)

Jack Salt recorded a career-high with 10 rebounds, topping his previous high of nine (Pitt on March 4)

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