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HALFTIME: Virginia 32, Virginia Tech 20

Blocks, assists highlight strong first 20 for Bennett's crew

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

After twenty minutes in Virginia's rematch with Virginia Tech, the Hoos hold a commanding 12-point lead, 32 to 20.

Anthony Gill found a bit of the mojo that eluded him against Pitt, scoring 7 to lead the Cavaliers. Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 5, while Evan Nolte scored a solid four—including a long two that brought the crowd at JPJ to top volume, thinking he had hit his second three in as many home games.

Chris Clarke led Tech with six points and Zach Leday scored five but sat for the closing minutes of the half with three personal fouls. Jalen Hudson had five as well.

The product on the floor was an unquestioned team effort in the first half: Of the Hoos' 13 made field goals, UVa racked up 12 assists. Devon Hall was the top distributor with four dimes.

On the defensive end, Hall also led the Virginia block party with two. Isaiah Wilkins collected one of what appears to be his favorite stat, and drew a late charge on Leday that sent the Hokies' forward to the bench.

No Cavalier has two personal fouls at the break.