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#1 Virginia Tops Notre Dame 62-57 on Senior Day

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UVa seniors Nigel Johnson, Isaiah Wilkins, and Devon Hall UVa seniors Nigel Johnson, Isaiah Wilkins, and Devon Hall
Isaiah Wilkins gave assistant coach Ron Sanchez a hug after the win Isaiah Wilkins gave assistant coach Ron Sanchez a hug after the win
Devon Hall circled the court to high-five fans after his last game at JPJ Devon Hall circled the court to high-five fans after his last game at JPJ
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

The top-ranked Virginia men's basketball team finished the regular season on a five-game winning streak, as the Cavaliers defeated Notre Dame 62-57 on Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Seniors Isaiah Wilkins, Devon Hall, and Nigel Johnson were honored at midcourt before their final game at JPJ.

UVa led by as many as nine points in the first half, and held on for the win in a back-and-forth 2nd half.

Head coach Tony Bennett says, "It was about putting our stamp on this game to finish this regular season strong in terms of our identity. I thought Isaiah and Devon and Nigel, fittingly, they put their heart out on the floor."

Hall circled the court to high-five fans after his final game in Charlottesville.

"I thought I should go ahead and thank everyone," says Hall.  "Try to thank as many people as I can. Try to touch them and say thank you. That's what I did. I tried to touch as many people as I could and say thank you for all these memories and this journey that I've been on."

Wilkins says, "It's been a really special time for me here, and I love all these guys, and it's just been a great four years.  This is a great way to go out."

Hall led the 'Hoos with a team-high 17 points and six assists.

Wilkins had eight points and six rebounds, while sophomore Ty Jerome scored 13 points.

Bonzie Colson paced Notre Dame with 24 points and 15 rebounds.

Virginia (28-2, 17-1 ACC) receives a double-bye as the top-seed in the ACC Tournament.

The Cavaliers will play their first game in Brooklyn on Thursday.