#1 Virginia Wins at Miami 59-50, Improves to 7-0 in ACC Road Games

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The No. 1 Virginia basketball team defeated Miami 59-50 in Coral Gables Tuesday night.   The 'Hoos improve their record to 24-2 and 13-1 in the ACC.

With the win, the Cavaliers stayed perfect in conference road games, now at 7-0

UVa coach Tony Bennett says, “There wasn’t much turnaround. We have great respect for Miami basketball. It’s just coming here we just said, don’t be deceived by surrendering the small things. That was kind of our message.”

UVA was led by De'Andre Hunter who scored 22 points off the bench, a career-high in  ACC play.

Its the ninth time this season Hunter has reached double-digit points in league play.

Kyle Guy chipped in 13 points and reached double-digits for the 23rd time this season.

Virginia limited Miami to just 38.3% shooting from the field and 28.6% from three-point range.

It was the 20th time this season UVA's held a team to under 43% shooting and the 15th time they've held a team to under 30% shooting from three-point range.

The 'Hoos held the Hurricanes to 25 points below their season average,

It was the 20th time this season the Cavaliers held an opponent to 60 points or fewer.

The Cavaliers came in just 1-7 all-time at Miami.

Virginia returns home to John Paul Jones Arena next Wednesday (Feb. 21st) when it hosts ACC foe Georgia Tech for a 7:00 p.m. tip off.

Team Notes

• Virginia improved to 24-2 and 13-1 ACC

• UVA is 21-3 all-time in the 12 weeks as the top-ranked team

• UVA clinched a double bye and top-four seed for the ACC Tournament

• UVA is 8-1 on the road, including 7-0 in ACC action

• UVA’s seven-game ACC road winning streak is its longest since winning eight straight in 2014-15

• Virginia limited its 25th opponent to less than 50 percent shooting (Miami – 38.3%)

• UVA has an ACC-leading 33-19 road mark in league play over the past six seasons

• UVA has held 20 opponents to 60 points or less

• UVA is 10-12 all-time vs. Miami

• UVA is 2-7 all-time against the Hurricanes in Coral Gables

• Ten of the last 11 meetings between the teams have been decided by nine points or less

• UVA led 27-16 at the half and improved to 22-0 when leading at the half

• The 16 first-half points allowed by UVA marked a season low

• UVA held Miami scoreless for 7:21 of the first half

Player Notes

• De’Andre Hunter (22 points) reached double figures in nine ACC games

• The 22 points by Hunter marked an ACC high in league play

• Kyle Guy (13 points) has reached double figures in 23 games

• Guy extended his made 3-pointer streak to 26 games, most for a UVA player since Sean Singletary’s 26-game streak (2006-08)

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