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Monday Motivation: Basketball, Track, and Tennis

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Hoos took down Clemson and Syracuse, tennis gets a couple wins, and track and field sets some records.

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As the East Coast digs itself out of Snowzilla, let's look back on a winning week for the Wahoos.

Rapid Fire

- Virginia Track and Field competed at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet, getting off to a great start when first year Hilmar Jonsson not only won the weight throw, but broke the UVA freshman record in his collegiate debut. Filip Mihaljevic, a third year shot-putter, broke the ACC and school record in the event with an Olympic-standard throw of 20.69m, good for first in the nation this season. Redshirt first year Jack Lint placed third in the heptathlon setting a new school record for points in the event (5,358). Next, Virginia travels to Boston on Saturday.

-Women's Tennis, currently No.8 in the rankings, demolished BYU to the tune of 7-0 this week in the ITA Kickoff. Virginia got wins from, well, everyone. The Hoos swept the doubles and everyone won in straight sets in singles play on their way to victory. Against Columbia, the Cavaliers won 6-1, earning themselves a spot in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. After securing the doubles point, Virginia went on to win five of the six singles matches to easily defeat the Lions. Next up, the Hoos host South Carolina Friday at 4pm.

-Former tennis great Treat Huey has made the quarterfinals in the Australian Open in both men's and mixed doubles. Good luck, Treat!

HOO-mongous wins

-The No.13 Men's Basketball team rebounded from their loss at Florida State with two solid wins over Clemson (69-62) and Syracuse (73-65). Clemson, who was riding a three-game winning streak over ranked teams, came into JPJ guns blazing behind their superstar Jaron Blossomgame. Malcolm Brogdon regained his shooting touch, going 7-11 from the floor, inlcuding 2-2 from three point land, for 20 points.

Isaiah "Zay" Wilkins had another solid game with 10 points, including a dunk to seal the victory. Zay also added two rebounds and two assists. Anthony Gill and Devon Hall contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Syracuse, also riding a three-game win streak, came to Charlottesville a day later than expected due to the massive blizzard that hit the area, but the delay didn't seem to phase the shooting prowess of the Orange. Michael Gbinije and Malachi Richardson combined to go 11-for-19 from three and 47 points, including some very well contested outside shots. The Hoos didn't get rattled, getting solid performances from London Perrantes (4-8 from three, 16 points, 7 assists, 4 steals) and Malcolm Brogdon (3-7 from three, 21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal).

Hall had himself another solid game with seven points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 33 minutes of playing time. Zay had another game that was better than his stat line may suggest with five points, five rebounds, and three assists. Other than an early turnover, he moved the ball well and hustled for some big rebounds and tip outs.

The Hoos are now 10-0 at home this season. Next up, they head on the road to face Wake Forest tomorrow night at 7pm on ESPNU.

Go Hoos!