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Live Blog: #11 UVA hosts Wake Forest in ACC Sunday Night action

chris graham uvaAFP editor Chris Graham leads our live blog as #11 UVA (11-3, 1-2 ACC) hosts Wake Forest (10-5, 1-2 ACC) on Sunday at 8 p.m. in ACC basketball action.


Broadcast Information

  • The Virginia-Wake Forest game will be televised on ESPNU, streamed online on ACC Network Extra and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network, VirginiaSports.com and Virginia Athletics mobile app on iTunes or Android.
  • Live statistics will be located on VirginiaSports.com and the Virginia Sports app.


Team Notes: UVA

  • Virginia is led by senior point guard London Perrantes, who is a Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year and ACC Player of the Year candidate.
  • Perrantes is averaging team highs in points (10.3 ppg) and assists (4.4 apg).
  • Isaiah Wilkins (6.1 ppg & 5.1 rpg) leads the team in rebounding and steals (20) and is second in blocked shots (18).
  • Newcomer Kyle Guy is averaging 9.1 points on 55 percent 3-point shooting and Marial Shayok is averaging 8.6 points.
  • Darius Thompson has added 7.7 points per game, while Jarred Reuter leads the team in field goal percentage (64.4%).
  • Jack Salt, who is one of UVA’s most improved players, is averaging 4.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game. Salt averaged 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds in 6.6 minutes per game last season.
  • Mamadi Diakite is averaging 5.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots in 15 minutes per game off the bench.


Team Notes: Wake Forest

  • Of the 13 scholarship players on the 2016-17 roster, eight are either freshmen or sophomores
  • Only two players on the roster have senior eligibility, Trent VanHorn and Austin Arians
  • The Demon Deacons rank 268th nationally in experience (KenPom), which is 13th in the ACC (only Florida State and NC State are below)
  • Wake Forest’s top three scorers are all underclassmen (Fr. or So.), a feat the Deacs haven’t accomplished since 2008-09 (Jeff Teague, Al-Farouq Aminu, James Johnson)
  • UVA starting 5
    g 00 Devon Hall JR
    g 04 Marial Shayok JR
    f 21 Isaiah Wilkins JR
    g 32 London Perrantes SR
    c 33 Jack Salt SO

  • Wake Forest 8, UVA 6, 15:59/media TO. Wake has two early threes. Used to seeing that.

  • Shayok is 2-for-2 early. Don’t get too excited about that just yet. He’s started hot the past two games, then cooled off.

  • Mitiglou has 5 on 2-of-2 shooting (with one of the threes). He always gives UVA fits.

  • We need Diakite and ManBun to give us some serious minutes tonight.

  • Diakite seems out of it early on.

  • UVA 15, Wake 14, 11:10/second media TO. Hoos are 7-of-11 (63.6%) from the field.

  • Guy playing with energy. Reuter is such a gifted post scorer. Showing it again tonight.

  • UVA 20, Wake 20, 7:35/third media timeout. Fouls: UVA 5, Wake 2. Once again, Hoos at disadvantage in fouls.

  • Wilkins has 7 on 3-of-3 shooting: a three and two mid-range jumpers. Maybe he should play guard for us now.

  • UVA 24, Wake 24, 3:39/1st. UVA TO. Tony still struggling to find the right lineup.

  • Quick 4-0 run for UVA. Hoos lead 28-24, 2:15/1st. Wake TO. Smart TO by Manning.

  • Half: Wake 29, UVA 28

  • UVA 13-28 FG (46.4%) 2-8 3FG (25%)
    Wake 11-26 FG (42.3%) 5-12 3FG (41.7%)
    Wake 17-16 reb adv

  • Shayok: 10 pts (5-6 FG)

  • Kyle Guy: 0-4 FG, 2 rebs, 1 TO in 11 mins off bench

  • Perrantes jogged out of the tunnel, half-heartedly shot a layup, and is now on the bench by himself, looking forlorn.

  • Pardon. He looks PO’d.

  • Wake 37, UVA 35, 15:19/2nd. Virginia is playing like a team walking on eggshells.

  • This, basically, isn’t at all the same UVA team that won at Cal and at Louisville.

  • Confidence is sapped right now. Need a couple of breaks to go their way, and they’re three games back in the rear view right now.

  • Can sense it in the crowd as well. Crowd sitting on its hands.

  • Everybody wearing orange – fans and players – seem to be waiting for the next thing to go wrong.

  • Back to back threes by Darius Thompson have the crowd back in it. UVA 46-42 lead, 11:28/2nd

  • Telling moment: after the first DT three, bench rose to cheer on the D. All except for Perrantes.

  • Perrantes just saw trainer, has a wrap with a pad on the right side of his lower back.

  • 8-0 UVA run, Hoos lead 54-46, 7:49 media timeout. D has stepped up: Wake scoreless for 2:30

  • 19-4 UVA run, Cavs assert control, lead 65-50, 3:32/2nd

  • UVA 70, Wake 60, 1:28/2nd. UVA fouled a Wake team that was up big last year into an improbable win, remember …

  • Final: UVA 79, Wake 62

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