CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Kyle Guy (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Ty Jerome (New Rochelle, N.Y.) each scored 20 points as the No. 5 Virginia men's basketball team topped George Washington 76-57 on Sunday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Kyle Guy (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Ty Jerome (New Rochelle, N.Y.) each scored 20 points as the No. 5 Virginia men’s basketball team topped George Washington 76-57 on Sunday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena.
Four players scored in double-figures for the Cavaliers, with De’Andre Hunter (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Mamadi Diakite (Conakry, Guinea, Africa) each had 10. Both Guy and Jerome added a game-high six rebounds. It was the second-straight game Jerome has scored 20 points, while the guard added seven assists and matched a career-high four steals.
The Cavaliers will be back in action on Friday, Nov. 16 when they host Coppin State at 7 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Virginia held George Washington to 17 points in the first half, including stretch of 8:22 without a field goal. The Cavaliers shot 54.5 percent from the floor in the game and used a 16-2 run in the first half. UVA was 42.1 percent from beyond the arc, with Guy and Jerome each making four 3-pointers.
THE GAME BALL GOES TO
Jerome was 7-of-9 from the floor and 4-of-5 from 3-point range, while adding two free throws. He had a team-high in points (20), rebounds (6), assists (7) and steals (4).
“I thought our first half we were sharp, made it hard for them to get good looks in the first half for the most part. We ran our offense, touched the paint. Obviously when guys make those shots, when [Kyle Guy] gets rolling and [Ty Jerome] some good things happen. [We] had to withstand some foul trouble and still played at a solid level. So, I liked what I saw in the first half, I did. I thought we competed in the right way and had a mindset about us.”
• Virginia scored 76 points against the Colonials and is now 109-6 when scoring at least 70 points under Tony Bennett
• Virginia had two players with 20 points (Guy & Jerome) for the first time since Dec. 16, 2017, when Nigel Johnson and Devon Hall did so against Davidson
• Guy and Jerome combined for 29 of the teams 42 first-half points
• No GW player made more than one field goal in the first half
• For the second consecutive game, every play dressed on UVA’s bench appeared in the game
Virginia closes out its home stand to open the season with Coppin State on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. The game will air on ACC Network Extra.