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Perrantes shines to help men’s basketball pick up a road win as women’s basketball and swimming cruise.

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NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Clemson
Perrantes has been red-hot as of late.
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We’re back! After a couple weeks off, let’s get back to some winning.

Rapid Fire

-No. 24 Virginia Wrestling (8-3) won the Silver Division in the Virginia Duals with a 31-11 victory over Lock Haven as they went 3-1 with wins over Bucknell and The Citadel in the event. Against Lock Haven, Virginia won eight of 10 matches. Virginia head coach Steve Garland said Will Schany was the top performer for the Hoos, telling Virginia Sports, “Man did he look good. We’re so happy for guys like him and Chance McClure who have had up and down seasons. To come out and get big wins today was huge for them personally and set the tone for the team.”

Next up, Virginia heads to No. 5 Virginia Tech for their first ACC match and with points on the line in the Commonwealth Clash.

-Women’s Basketball picked up their first ACC victory over Boston College, led by Breyana Mason’s 19 points. After entering the fourth quarter tied 40-40, the Hoos were able to hit 10-13 from the free throw line to take the 62-55 win. Aliyah Huland-El (12) and Dominique Toussaint (10) also joined Mason as double digit scorers in the win. Virginia is now 12-5 (1-3 ACC) on the season.

Next up, the Hoos play road games at Clemson and Pitt.

-Two Wahoos picked up wins in Track and Field at the Virginia Tech Invitational this week. Fourth year Christine Bohan won the woman’s shot put with a throw of 16.25 meters, which is good for ninth in the country. First year Jordan Scott picked up the win in the men’s triple jump, setting a Virginia freshman record of 15.78 meters.

-Malcolm Brogdon doing Malcolm Brogdon things.

Oh, and then there’s this:

Family

A photo posted by Malcolm Brogdon (@malcolmbrogdon92) on

Yeah, peep the shirt on Malcolm’s oldest brother. IT’S MALCOLM, DUNKING ON LEBRON. Want one? You can find them here and here.

Wahoo of the Week

It has been a long time coming, but London has finally achieved the most prestigious honor of his career: the StLMMWotW. London paced the Hoos with 25 points - one off his career high of 26 - in Virginia’s 77-73 victory over Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum. He’s averaging just shy of 19 points per game over the last four ACC games against Clemson, Wake Forest, Pitt, and Florida State. Perrantes has scored over 20 points in the last two games, going 15-for-28 (54%) from the field and 8-for-13 (62%) from three.

Virginia’s win over Clemson pushed the Hoos to 3-2 in the ACC and 15-3 overall. Marial Shayok scored 17 points for the second straight game, and Isaiah Wilkins hauled in 13 rebounds - the first Wahoo in double digit rebounding this season.

Next up, Virginia travels to Boston College on Wednesday at 8pm.

Team of the Week

When you sweep Virginia Tech, you become Team of the Week. Both Men’s (No. 15) and Women’s (No. 4) Swimming and Diving dominated the Hokies, picking up a point apiece in the Commonwealth Clash. Virginia leads with a narrow 4.5-3.5 margin.

The victories came on senior day for both programs, led by superstar extraordinaire Leah Smith who finished with two individual wins.

Go Hoos!