The UVA men's basketball team has not allowed an opponent to score 60 points this season.
That's one of the main reasons the Cavaliers are off to their best start since 2004.
The 8-1 'Hoos have won six games in a row.
Virginia leads the ACC in scoring defense, giving up less than 48 points a game.
Five of UVA's nine opponents this season haven't reached 50 points.
Guards Sammy Zeglinksi and Jontel Evans rank in the top ten in the ACC in steals per game, as the team ranks second in the league in steals per contest.
Senior center Assane Sene is in the top ten in the conference in blocks per game as well.
UVA sophomore Joe Harris says, "Defense is Virginia basketball, especially with Coach Bennett at the helm. That's what he focuses on primarily, and that's what we take a lot of pride in is stopping teams. We feel like that gives us the best chance of winning ball games."
UVA junior point guard Jontel Evans adds, "That's our main focus. That's our bread and butter, and that's our only chance that we have to win big games. We've proved that our defense can keep us in games. When we play like that, and our defense is clicking, we're a tough team to beat."
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:57 PM EST2013-12-12 22:57:02 GMT
The 2013 Albemarle Basketball team's leading scorers are Freshmen. Jake Hahn is averaging 13 points per game while Austin Katstra is averaging a whopping 17. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that they're bothFull Story
The 2013 Albemarle Basketball team's leading scorers are Freshman. Jake Hahn is averaging 13 points per game while Austin Katstra is averaging a whopping 17.Full Story
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:13 PM EST2013-12-11 01:13:23 GMT
The Wake Forest football program has a new head coach and he has ties to the Commonwealth. Wake officially introduced Dave Clawson as its new head coach Tuesday December 10, 2013. Clawson led BowlingFull Story
Clawson led Bowling Green to a 10-3 record this season and a Mid-American Conference Championship. He was the head coach at Richmond from 2004-2007 and replaces UVa alum Jim Grobe at Wake who resigned after 13 years last week.Full Story
Tuesday, December 10 2013 5:43 PM EST2013-12-10 22:43:27 GMT
In the 88th minute of the ACC Men's soccer final, Maryland's Patrick Mullins drilled a low hard cross that ricocheted off Virginia's Kevin McBride and into the net, securing Maryland's 1-0 ACC ChampionshipFull Story
In the 88th minute of the ACC Men's soccer final, Maryland's Patrick Mullins drilled a low hard cross that ricocheted off Virginia's Kevin McBride and into the net, securing Maryland's 1-0 ACC Championship win over the Cavaliers.Full Story
Monday, December 9 2013 7:23 PM EST2013-12-10 00:23:19 GMT
Virginia Tech men's basketball senior forward Jarell Eddie has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week. The 6-foot-7 Hokie led Tech to two wins this week, including theirFull Story
The 6-foot-7 Hokie led Tech to two wins this week, including their 61-60 overtime road victory over Miami, the defending ACC Champion. Eddie had a game-high 24 points and added 7 rebounds. Full Story