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A Win at Virginia Tech Will Set UVa Basketball's 2013-14 Team Apart from the Rest

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A win at Virginia Tech would set UVa's 2013-14 season apart from the rest. It would be the 'Hoos first 10-game ACC winning streak and first 13-1 start in the conference since 1981-82.

"This is a selfless group that is about the right things," said Bennett. "When there was some adversity or bumps in the road, they came back and responded the right way."

The Cavaliers also have a school-record seven ACC road wins.

Coach Bennett said as a head coach, you always hope for a team as special as this years group of guys.

"You always see what they could become," said Bennett. "Until you see it play out and you get in competition - after some of our games I'd say we've got work to do...Akil and Joe our two seniors are willing to do whatever is necessary and not say oh this is my time, I've got to get volumes of shots, I've got to be the marquee names or features on this team. To see them serve the team like that, that's when you start to see special things can happen."

The Cavaliers hope to bring that spark to Cassell Coliseum where they will meet the Hokies again after beating them 65-45 on January 25th. Virginia Tech played without guard Adam Smith and have switched to more of a zone defense.

Coach Bennett knows that the Hokies will be a tough challenge after taking Pitt to double overtime and beating Miami on Saturday.

Bennett said, "You never know what you'll see you always have to be prepared for everything but they've definitely stepped up."


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