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Watch Tony Bennett’s sassy postgame interview after Virginia beat Wake Forest

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Coach rags on ESPN’s Cory Alexander and Anish Shroff

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

After the Virginia Cavaliers got done beating the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Sunday night, UVA head coach Tony Bennett was apparently in the mood to hand out one more L—and this one was for the broadcast team.

As former Virginia great Cory Alexander asked about Kyle Guy’s quest for Bennett’s own NCAA three-point percentage record, Bennett turned the tables on the ex-Wahoo. Shroff and Alexander had called the game from an ESPN studio instead of courtside in Winston-Salem, but Bennett still reached them for a jab or two.

“Are you too lazy, couldn’t you come here and do the game in person?” Bennett joked to Alexander. “You were with us at Georgia Tech. I’m here, I thought you would be. You’re just sitting back in the studio. I’m disappointed that you wouldn’t hustle and get over here for the game.”

As Shroff and Alexander laughed along, Bennett turned back to the question about Guy. “I want someone to break that record—but only someone I coach and recruit. And I hope [Guy] does because that means he’s making a lot of shots.”

Bennett got in one last dig at Alexander: “And he’s definitely a way better shooter than you were, I know that.”

Good stuff from the king of cool. You can see it for yourself, starting around 2:30 in the video on ESPN.