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Nov. 10, 2017

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Virginia 60, UNCG 48
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
John Paul Jones Arena

Team Notes

  • Virginia won its fifth consecutive season opener and eighth under head coach Tony Bennett
  • The Cavaliers opened their season with a win over UNC Greensboro for the second consecutive year after beating the Spartans 76-51 on the road to open last season.
  • Virginia held UNC Greensboro 29.4 percent shooting from the floor, marking the first time UVA has held an opponent under 30% since Robert Morris (23.9%) on Dec. 17, 2016.
  • Virginia took the lead less than a minute into the game and did not give it up, holding the lead or a tie for the last 39:11 of the game
  • Virginia improved to 19-1 in its last 20 season-opening games
  • UVA is 65-2 when holding its opponents to fewer than 50 points under Bennett

Player Notes

  • De’Andre Hunter made his collegiate debut
  • Nigel Johnson (7 points) made his UVA debut after playing at Rutgers last season
  • Kyle Guy set career highs in free throws (8) and steals (3)
  • Ty Jerome tied a career high in minutes (28)
  • Isaiah Wilkins had a game-high three blocked shots
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