Wahoo Wednesday returns tomorrow, June 17, as the 2015 men’s basketball game between the Virginia Cavaliers and Villanova Wildcats will be broadcast by the ACC. The Hoos emerged victorious in the game, winning 86-75 after a late push and big buckets from Malcolm Brogdon and London Perrantes.
The game will be broadcast on The ACC’s Facebook and Twitter pages, starting at 7pm (ET) and was the first in a two-game series between the Wildcats and Wahoos in a two-year span. In the 2015 matchup, Anthony Gill led the Hoos with 22 points, with Brogdon chipping in 20. Perrantes added 19 points, going 3-for-4 from beyond the arc, and Darius Thompson went a perfect 4-for-4 from the field for 11 points.
Villanova, which would go on to win the National Championship that season, was led by Kris Jenkins with 23 points. The Wildcats shot 10-for-26 from three and averaged 1.25 points per possession at JPJ, but the Virginia offense outscored Villanova by pouring in 1.43 points per possession.
As a team, the Cavaliers shot 53% from the field and 67% from three.
Villanova would win the matchup in January of 2017 (the game was played in the middle of conference play instead of during the fall non-conference slate) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia as Donte DiVincenzo tipped in the game-winner to spoil Ty Jerome’s coming out party, 61-59. Jerome, a first year, scored 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting at the then-No. 1 Wildcats.
This season, Virginia fans will (hopefully) have a chance to see the Cavaliers square off against ‘Nova again. The two squads are set to play at Madison Square Garden on December 19, given the season takes place as expected amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Until then, however, we can get by watching the 2015 classic.