'Assertive' De'Andre Hunter Scores 18 in Cavalier Win
After being held to single-digits in scoring in UVa's previous two games, sophomore De'Andre Hunter scored a team-high 18 points in the Cavaliers' victory against William & Mary on Saturday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia men's basketball team is one of just five undefeated teams remaining in the nation.
UVa is off to its best start since winning nineteen games in a row to start the 2014-15 season.
The fifth-ranked Cavaliers are a perfect 11-0 this year, following the 32 point win against William & Mary on Saturday.
Sophomore DeAndre Hunter scored a team-high 18-points for the 'Hoos.
The 6-foot-7 guard hit 4-of-8 shots from the field, and made a career-best nine free throws.
Last year's ACC Sixth Man of the Year is leading UVa in scoring this season.
Hunter scored at least ten points in Virginia's first eight games of the year, but he was held to single-digits in the previous two games against VCU and South Carolina.
"I feel like the past two games I've been kind of passive," says Hunter, "and kind of letting the game come to me, and I tried to be more assertive this game."
Head coach Tony Bennett says, "We tried to put him in spots to be aggressive, and he had the right mindset. He saw one go in early, but he was aggressive driving. We have a couple different base offenses. One of them we were working on is very beneficial to DeAndre, where he can get some, we call them 'Lane Line Drives,' and post-up's, and he can work."
Bennett now has 299 wins in his coaching career.
He'll go for victory #300 in the Cavaliers non-conference finale against Marshall on New Year's Eve.