The Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball team improved to 22-2 (10-2 ACC) on the season on Saturday, as they survived a pesky Notre Dame team at John Paul Jones Arena, 60-54. On the NBA front, Joe Harris, to the surprise of many (but certainly not us), captured the three-point shooting contest title at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte.
Cole Zwicker of The Stepien goes in depth on redshirt sophomore guard De’Andre Hunter’s NBA potential, naming him “one of the more contested prospects in the draft.”
In what has been a relatively rare move this season, UVa Head Coach Tony Bennett decided to play forwards Mamadi Diakite and Jay Huff on the floor at the same time during the first half of Saturday’s win over the Fighting Irish. Might this be, asks The Daily Progress’ Ron Counts, a preview of next year’s frontcourt?
After rattling off two wins in a row in the ACC, Virginia women’s basketball (10-15, 4-8 ACC) fell to North Carolina on the road yesterday, 70-53. Junior guard Jocelyn Willoughby led the Hoos with 16 points in the losing effort.
Final | Virginia falls 70-53 at North Carolina.— Virginia Women's Basketball (@UVAWomensHoops) February 17, 2019
Jocelyn Willoughby with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Erica Martinsen with 13 points. Dominique Toussaint with 10 points. pic.twitter.com/EXEmTff6Wk
Check out this sweet shot from junior defenseman Jared Conners, as he goes up high with the long-pole to beat the goalie. Conners and the Hoos recovered from their season-opening loss to Loyola on Friday night, defeating Lehigh, 11-8.