Another ACC road game, another slow start for the Virginia Cavaliers.
In an arena where they won by more than 30 in 2015, the Hoos trail Wake Forest by 2 at the break, 26-24.
Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia's scoring with 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting, but 0-for-3 from deep. Anthony Gill chipped in 7, and Marial Shayok started to show some resurgence after a long two months riding the pine, as the sophomore scored 5 points and shot 100 percent from the field.
Devin Thomas was the first-half leader for Wake Forest. The forward has 9 points and 4 boards at intermission, the most for Wake in each category.
Wake shot 50 percent from the field, but did not hit any of their 8 three-point attempts. The Hoos were at 41 percent from the field, but also only 1 of 9 from three.
The Demon Deacons hold an eight-rebound advantage, while UVa has scored five more points off turnovers than the Deacs.
Jack Salt is the only player in the game with multiple fouls.