Highlights/Game Notes: #12 UVA loses heartbreaker at #1 Villanova

Video highlights and game notes from the 61-59 UVA loss at #1 Villanova.


Game Notes: UVA vs. Villanova

  • uva basketballVirginia (16-4) fell to 1-29 all-time vs. top-ranked opponents
  • Virginia’s five-game winning streak ended
  • The Cavs are 6-2 in true road games in 2016-17
  • Virginia dropped to 2-3 vs. ranked foes this season
  • The Cavaliers are 5-3 all-time against the Wildcats
  • Virginia led 31-22 at halftime as Ty Jerome had nine points on three 3-pointers
  • Virginia had a 30-20 advantage on points in the paint
  • Villanova’s 10 fast break points tied for most against UVA this season (at Clemson)
  • Virginia shot 50 percent or better for the ninth time in 2016-17
  • Ty Jerome had a career-high 15 points (3-6 3’s) in 24 minutes off the bench
  • Isaiah Wilkins tallied 12 points and a game-high eight rebounds
  • Marial Shayok (14 points) has 10+ points in eight of the last nine games



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