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No. 3 Virginia Cruises to 27-Point Road Win at Notre Dame

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Head coach Tony Bennett Head coach Tony Bennett
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The No. 3 Virginia basketball team jumped out to a 12-0 lead at Notre Dame this afternoon and never trailed, cruising to a 82-55 win.

De'Andre Hunter had a game-high 19 points.  Kyle Guy had 15 points.  Ty Jerome had 13.

Virginia shot 52 percent from the field and made 8-of-18 three-pointers.

Notre Dame missed its first nine shots and Virginia built a 20-point lead in the first half.

The 'Hoos outrebounded the Irish 45-33 and committed just two turnovers.

The Cavaliers improve to 18-1 and 6-1 in the ACC and play at No. 21 NC State on Tuesday.

Team Notes

• Virginia (18-1, 6-1 ACC) is 12-2 all-time vs. Notre Dame, including a 7-0 ACC regular-season record

• UVA is 5-0 against the Irish in Notre Dame

• UVA has limited Notre Dame to 58 or fewer points in six of the last eight meetings.

• Head coach Tony Bennett is 8-1 all-time against Notre Dame

• UVA jumped to a 12-0 lead as Notre Dame missed its first nine field goal attempts

• The Cavaliers led 42-25 at halftime behind 55.9 percent field goal shooting

• UVA is 32-1 all-time when scoring 80 or more points under Tony Bennett

• UVA is 5-1 in true road games

• Virginia tied a school record with two turnovers

Player Notes

• Double-figure scorers: De’Andre Hunter (19), Kyle Guy (15), Ty Jerome (13), Kihei Clark (12), Mamadi Diakite (10)

• UVA had five players in double figures for the second straight game

• Clark had a career-best 12 points

• Guy has a 19-game 3-pointer streak and has made two or more 3-pointers in each of the past 10 games

• Guy moved into a tie for 46th with Mamadi Diane on UVA’s career scoring list with 1,022 points

• Jerome matched a career high with nine rebounds

• Diakite matched career highs in blocked shots (4) and rebounds (7)