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What went wrong statistically in UVA basketball's loss to GW?

UVA suffered its fourth loss in seven games. Below are five stats that help explain the upset to GW.

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Cavaliers Men's Basketball team was upset last night by George Washington 68 to 73. There are several things that what went wrong for UVA, but here are some of the statistics to explain the loss:

  • The Cavaliers gave up 73 points in a regulation game for the first time since the infamous Tennessee blowout game back in December 2013.
  • The Hoos were called for 24 fouls, their most since the Maryland ACC/Big10 Challenge game last December, and only the third time overall in the past 5 seasons.
  • Virginia missed 15 three point attempts last night. The only time they missed that many last season was the Michigan State NCAA Tournament loss.
  • UVA was outrebounded by 5 boards after outrebounding Morgan State by 30. The Cavaliers have lost their last three games when they were beat on the boards.
  • The Hoos attempted 12 less free throws than the Colonials last night, which was the largest difference for Virginia since February 2013. The past nine times the Cavaliers suffered such a free throw attempt disparity they have lost.

Hopefully UVA can shore up their defense and rebounding in the upcoming Charleston Classic. They need to get to the free throw line instead of settling for three pointers if they are going to win the weekend tournament.