AugustaFreePress.com editor Chris Graham is courtside at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville for tonight’s ACC game between UVa. (10-4, 1-0 ACC) and Wake Forest (13-3, 1-0 ACC).
Join Chris for game updates, stats, commentary, analysis and more.
UVa. leads 11-2 at the first media timeout at the 15:26 mark. Virginia is 5-of-6 from the field, and Wake Forest is 1-4 from the field. Akil Mitchell with four points, Malcolm Brogdon with four, Joe Harris with three.
UVa. leads 17-6 at the 10:44 media timeout. Wake is shooting 27.4 percent from the field.
Wake is 3-of-11 from the field with six turnovers.
UVa 24-9 at the 7:37 media timeout. UVa. shooting 50 percent from the field, holding Wake to 28.6 percent, and outrebounding Wake 11-8. Wake with 8 turnovers, UVa. with 3.
Wake showing signs of life … down 29-11, Deacons have gone on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to nine, 29-20, at the 4:03 mark.
Big Malcolm Brogdon three there to answer the run.
UVa. 37-22 lead at the 1:46 media timeout. Virginia answers uncomfortable 9-0 Wake run with an 8-2 run of their own.
Darion Atkins is not in the game to post up defenders 12 feet from the basket and shoot wild runners from a faceup position.
Joe Harris three at the buzzer! UVa. leads 41=24 at the half.
UVa 14-28 FG (50 percent), 6-11 3FG (54.5 percent), 7-8 FT, 17 rebounds, six turnovers
Wake: 8-22 FG (36.4 percent), 2-10 3FG (20 percent), 6-7 FT, 11 rebounds, nine turnovers
Joe Harris and Malcolm Brogdon with nine points each to lead UVa. in scoring
Easily the best half of basketball played by Virginia this year. More points for UVa. in that half than in 40 minutes against Wisconsin here last month
10-2 UVa run out of the locker room, Cavs lead 51-26 at the 15:35 media timeout.
All I can say is, Wow.
Three Cavs in double figures: Brogdon 12, Harris 11, Gill 10.
30-second timeout Wake: UVa leads 63-33, 8:11 to go. UVa shooting 52.5 percent from the field, Wake at 30.6 percent. Easily the most complete game played by Virginia this year. Remember, Wake just beat UNC three nights ago.
Going to go ahead and start writing the recap. Could’ve done that at halftime. UVa. had 41 at the half. Wake, with 6:35 to go, still has just 38.
Final: Virginia 74, Wake 51. Game recap to come.
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