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Live Blog: UVa. basketball vs. Wake Forest

uva-logo-new2AugustaFreePress.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.

  • Halftime stats
    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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