Nov. 11, 2016
No. 8 Virginia 76, UNCG 51
Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
• UVA won the first-ever meeting between the teams
• The Cavaliers have won four straight season-opening games and are 18-1 in their last 19 openers
• UVA is 7-1 in season-opening games under eighth-year head coach Tony Bennett
• UVA closed the half on a 25-2 run, including a 17-0 run over the last 8:40
• UVA held UNCG scoreless for 11:19 over the first and second halves
• The Cavaliers out-rebounded UNCG 35-21
• Darius Thompson’s streak of consecutive 3-pointers dating back to last season ended at eight, tying a school record
• Thompson (12 points) reached double figures for the seventh time at UVA (eighth career)
• Thompson made a career-best three 3-pointers in the game
• Isaiah Wilkins (10 points) led UVA with a game-high nine rebounds
• Marial Shayok had a game-high 15 points and career-best three steals off the bench
• Jack Salt had a career-high seven points and tallied his first career assists with three
• Jarred Reuter matched a career best with six rebounds
Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball10/16/17The season starts Nov. 10 for the Cavaliers, whose third annual Pepsi Blue-White scrimmage is Sunday afternoon at JPJ.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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