The #10 Virginia Cavaliers had a big 70-54 win last night over the #14 West Virginia Mountaineers in the Jimmy V Classic in New York City. Here are some key stats from the game:
- UVA outscored WVU 47-19 over the last 22 minutes of the game.
- The Hoos held the Mountaineer's starting backcourt to 2-17 from the field and just eight total points.
- Virginia had lost their last three games against ranked opponents before last night.
- The Cavaliers shot 62.8% from FG, their best since their blowout win vs. VCU over a year ago. WVU and VCU run similar press defenses, which may have contributed to more open looks for the Hoos.
- UVA's 19 turnovers were more than double their previous season high of nine vs Bradley. They only had 19 or more once last season.
- The refs combined to call 46 fouls in the game, which was the most in a Virginia game since the Maryland game over a year ago.
- Anthony Gill had his fourth career double-double, and his 20 points were the second most in his career.
- London Perrantes committed a career high five turnovers in the win, which is understandable, considering it was his first game back from the appendectomy.
- The junior point guard did go 3 for 3 from the 3 point line though, bringing his season percentage up to 53.8%. For comparison sake, Justin Anderson was only shooting 48.4% from 3 before his thumb injury.
Hopefully Virginia keeps up the success after they get back from their exam break.