2019 NCAA Tournament Central: Virginia vs. Oklahoma

uva basketball bear creekVirginia (30-3) will play Oklahoma (20-13) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in Columbia, S.C. Join #TeamAFP for live analysis and commentary during the game, which is scheduled for a 7:45 p.m. tipoff.

UVA Team Notes

  • Virginia has 30 or more wins for the fifth time in school history
  • UVA improved to 2-0 all-time against Gardner-Webb
  • UVA is 31-0 all-time against current Big South members
  • UVA is 2-0 all-time at Colonial Life Arena
  • A De’Andre Hunter 3-point play at 16:16 of the second half on Friday against Gardner-Webb gave UVA its first lead at 39-38
  • UVA went on a 20-3 run over 6:37 of the second half
  • Gardner-Webb led 36-30 at the half
  • UVA improved to 4-3 when trailing at the half
  • Gardner-Webb’s 14-point lead in the first half matched UVA’s largest deficit of the year (Duke, 2/9/19)
  • Double-figure scorers: De’Andre Hunter (23), Mamadi Diakite (17), Ty Jerome (13)
  • Kyle Guy (8 points) moved into 29th on UVA’s all-time scoring list with 1,245 points
  • Jerome (6 assists) moved into seventh on UVA’s single-season assist list 172
  • Diakite had a career-high nine rebounds
  • Kihei Clark matched a career high with three steals
  • Hunter had his ninth 20-point game of the season (11 career)

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