Tony Bennett Earns Win #300 as Cavaliers Crush Marshall 100-64
Virginia head coach Tony Bennett earned the 300th victory of his coaching career on Monday, as the #4 UVa men's basketball team defeated Marshall 100-64 at John Paul Jones Arena.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Virginia head coach Tony Bennett earned the 300th victory of his coaching career on Monday, as the #4 UVa men's basketball team defeated Marshall 100-64 at John Paul Jones Arena.
“I’m thankful," says Bennett. "It just means I have really good players, it means I’ve been coaching for a while, I’ve had a great staff. My whole hope is that in my 300 wins I’ve honored and respected the game, the people who’ve poured into my life and what I value as important, and that in the many games I’ve lost, I’ve done the same. And that’s all I can ask for, so I’m very grateful to have been given this opportunity.”
The Cavaliers scored 100 points in a game for the first time since scoring 107 against VMI on November 16, 2008.
Former Albemarle High School star Grant Kersey hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to get the 'Hoos to the century mark.
Junior guard Kyle Guy set new career highs in points (30), rebounds (8) and 3-pointers (7), and came close to a double-double.
Guy says, “Yeah, I saw that I had 8 rebounds, I tried so hard when I went back in to get those last two rebounds but they weren’t bouncing my way.”
Virginia (12-0) will begin ACC play against #9 Florida State on Saturday at 3pm at JPJ.
Bennett says, “I told them we always break up our team into different phases and we were undefeated in phase one. That’s no small thing, we just wanted to try and win every game and they did that. Now we go into phase two, conference play, and we understand how good the league is and we’ll have to continue to improve. We have a good look at our guys and I think Florida State is next, an athletic team that will spread you out. We’ll enjoy the new years and then get ready to go against high level athletic ACC competition, which is going to test us and find out where we are.”