No. 4 Virginia’s victory over No. 9 Florida State continues the UVa streak as the only undefeated team in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Although the score (65-52) indicates a close game, the majority of the game was dominated by the Wahoos and their smothering defense. A 30-point deficit was brought to 13 in the final 2:30 of the game with head coach Tony Bennett’s substitution changes and the addition of players from off the bench.

The Guy

Junior guards Kyle Guy and Alabama transfer Braxton Key played crucial pieces in the Virginia win. Guy totaled 21 points, the game-high, shooting 7-of-11 (5-for-6 from the three-point line). In addition, the Virginia leader set a new UVa record with 11 consecutive made three’s over the past 2 games. Guy blew the old record of eight consecutive three’s out of the water.

The Key

Alabama transfer Braxton Key making his mark as a Virginia Cavalier.

The Wahoo newcomer Braxton Key truly shined in the ACC matchup Saturday. The junior guard set a new career high as a Cavalier totaling 20 points. In addition, Key had six rebounds, one steal, and went a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line.

Highlights of his performance can be found here: https://twitter.com/UVAMensHoops/status/1081988771921285120

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett commented on Key’s outstanding plays: “[Braxton Key] has had a couple of real good practices…defensively he’s been good…I thought he really let the game come to him. He took the open shots when it was there and attacked when it was there…I was as pleased with his defense as his offense.”

The win helps the Cavaliers improve to 13-0, marking their best start since the 2014-15 season (19-0). Virginia heads up to Chestnut Hill to take on Boston College in their first ACC road game this Wednesday.

Content Creator at Armchair Virginia , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Growing up in northern Virginia, I have dedicated all my energy for sports towards DC and Virginia athletics #DCandHoosRising. However, being a diehard DC and UVA sports fan, has, at times, truly tested my love of sports. Nevertheless, ever since I could fit into my toddler sized UVA cheerleading uniform and could yell “Go Hoos,” I have been cheering on the Cavaliers to the point where I often times lose my voice. Even after their 2018 tournament performance, the basketball team still has my allegiance and hope for the 2018-19 season. So, as a wise fourth-year UVA student with an academic interest in sports journalism, it’s only natural that I’d cover the men’s basketball team on their epic journey this season. Hopefully, I won’t end my time as an undergraduate UVA basketball fan in a puddle of tears.
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Content Creator at Armchair Virginia , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Growing up in northern Virginia, I have dedicated all my energy for sports towards DC and Virginia athletics #DCandHoosRising. However, being a diehard DC and UVA sports fan, has, at times, truly tested my love of sports. Nevertheless, ever since I could fit into my toddler sized UVA cheerleading uniform and could yell “Go Hoos,” I have been cheering on the Cavaliers to the point where I often times lose my voice. Even after their 2018 tournament performance, the basketball team still has my allegiance and hope for the 2018-19 season. So, as a wise fourth-year UVA student with an academic interest in sports journalism, it’s only natural that I’d cover the men’s basketball team on their epic journey this season. Hopefully, I won’t end my time as an undergraduate UVA basketball fan in a puddle of tears.

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