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Great game by the men

Really interesting to hear the announcers talk about the UVA roster this year and why we seemed to underperform. Said Gelnovatch held out some players during the season (Shutler for one) to give some younger guys a chance to gain experience. With no NCAA tournament to worry about qualifying for, there was no pressure to win a bunch of games. Everything was geared towards experience and playing in the ACC's. Some of the players they mentioned:

Happi- played a bit in first game of season, out since then with injuries
Crofts- same as Happi
Shutler- out last 3 games to give backup some experience, which is big considering the last two years we've needed the backup to play during the NCAA tournament (I think that's right, maybe 2 out of 3 years).
Lost 5 big time players to the pros- Dike, Kessler, Bell , Afemafuna and Steedman- all could have come back this year (except Robin I think).

On the surface, the record was disappointing, but all things considered, they looked good today and have to now play a Clemson team that gave up a TON of chances to Tech today. That game should have been about 5-4 if Tech would have converted wide open opportunities. I think UVA has a chance to to get past Clemson and then who knows who in the final.
[Post edited by VOLnHOO at 11/15/2020 7:16PM]

Posted: 11/15/2020 at 6:43PM


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