Inside the Numbers: #10 Virginia guts out win at Ohio State
Virginia announced Tuesday afternoon that junior point guard London Perrantes would miss the game at Ohio State after undergoing an emergency appendectomy on Sunday.
Darius Thompson got the start in place of Perrantes, and did his best LP impression, scoring 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting and dishing out a team-high six assists.
Thompson, a sophomore in his first season at UVA after transferring from Tennessee, played a team-high 36 minutes, and had just two turnovers as the primary ballhandler.
Thompson’s ORating on KenPom.com for the game was 137.
Perrantes has a 137.8 season ORating per KenPom.com.
Another big night for Brogdon
Somebody has to make buckets. That somebody Tuesday night was, surprise, Malcolm Brogdon, who had 22 points, his fourth 20+ point game of the season, and sank a career-high six threes.
Brogdon was 7-for-16 from the field and 6-of-10 from three-point range Tuesday night.
Brogdon is averaging a career-high 17.4 points per game on a career-best 46.9 percent shooting from the field in 2015-2016.
KenPom.com has Brogdon rated as the seventh most efficient player in the nation this season.
Nice night for Wilkins
Isaiah Wilkins didn’t wow with his counting stats: six points, five rebounds in 25 minutes. But Wilkins was cooly efficient, going 2-of-3 from the floor, 2-of-2 from the line, and those were big free throws, the front and back end of a 1-and-1 with UVA up four with 34 seconds left.
Wilkins also had a team best +/- rating of +10.
Tale of two halves for AG
Anthony Gill finished with 10 points and eight rebounds, but he was a non-factor in the first half, going to the bench with six minutes left with two personal fouls, going scoreless with just one field-goal attempt, along with three rebounds and a turnover.
The second half saw Gill go 3-for-7 from the floor and 4-of-6 from the line to go with five rebounds in 19 minutes.
Virginia shot 44.2 percent (23-of-52) from the field, but was solid from three-point range (8-of-16, 50 percent) and the line (10-of-14, 76.9 percent).
The Cavs scored 1.12 points per possession, a tick down from their season average (1.16, third in the nation).
Defensively, Virginia allowed Ohio State to shoot 50 percent (21-of-42) from the floor, including 57.1 percent (12-of-21) in the second half. The Buckeyes committed 13 turnovers, which limited their overall effectiveness.
For the night, OSU scored 1.02 points per possession, raising the season average for UVA opponents to .92 points per possession (12th nationally).
– Compiled by Chris Graham