Head coach Tony Bennett’s pack-line defense failed to stand up to the impressive lights-out shooting of the Washington Huskies, who had seven players find the bottom of the net from beyond the three-point line. The Cavaliers lost to Washington 106-63, the most lopsided loss since a 45-point loss (99-54) coming from North Carolina in 2006. The game also marks the most points scored by an opponent since Xavier’s 108 in 2008.
Washington shot – made – 17 buckets from the arc. 17. Out of only 26 attempts. That’s 65.4% shooting from way out there, for those of you keeping track at home. Virginia was only able to string together 4 out of 16 attempts.
This wasn’t exactly the way Virginia fans had it playing out in their minds when they learned that the ‘Hoos would be taking on Washington this year, even after learning Washington’s 11th-place ranking in the country.
Still, this is what is to be expected when your team is the visiting team, out on the other side of the country/world. Let’s not also forget that with 18.9 freshmen on the team, there are going to be some growing pains involved here. I find this to be one of the most talented corps. of freshmen in the country, and I’m looking forward to see what can perform