Game Notes: #11 Virginia blasts #16 Louisville

virginia#11 Virginia won 63-47 at #16 Louisville on Saturday. Postgame team and player notes.


Virginia Team Notes

  • Virginia handed Louisville its worst loss at KFC Yum! Center, surpassing the 15-point win (78-63) by Kentucky over the Cardinals on Dec. 31, 2010
  • The 16-point margin of victory was UVA’s largest in a road game against a ranked opponent since an 83-60 win at No. 24 Georgia Tech on Feb. 22, 1995
  • UVA is 7-4 all-time vs. Louisville, including its first win at KFC Yum! Center
  • UVA is 4-0 vs. ranked opponents
  • UVA has a four-game winning streak
  • The Cavaliers have a two-game road-winning streak and are 3-4 in true road games
  • Virginia held Louisville scoreless for a 7:34 span in the first half, marking a season best. The Cardinals went 0-7 and had four turnovers during that span.
  • UVA held Louisville to 14 points at halftime, marking a season low of an opponent in the opening stanza (previous low was 22 by William & Mary)
  • UVA shot 57.8 percent (26-45) from the floor, marking the eighth time the Cavaliers have shot 55 percent or better
  • UVA limited Louisville to 21 percent (4-19) shooting in the first half, marking a season low for an opponent in either half
  • Virginia is 52-2 when limiting opponents to fewer than 50 points under head coach Tony Bennett


Virginia Player Notes

  • Anthony Gill (13 points) reached double figures in scoring for the 21st straight game (24 straight dating back to 2014-15)
  • Malcolm Brogdon (13 points) has a 20-game double-figure scoring streak
    • Brogdon (1,499 points) passed Donald Hand (1,486 points, 1998-01) for 18th place on the UVA all-time scoring list

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