Breaking Down The WFU Loss

Coach Tony Bennett’s team stayed in the game with Wake, but the Deacons won too many indvidual battles.

Following a run of two straight wins over North Carolina schools, Virginia took the court with a chance to get revenge on a third. Wake Forest had dealt UVa its first ACC loss earlier in the season in Winston-Salem where the Demon Deacons got the Cavaliers in early foul trouble and coasted to victory. The second contest mirrored the first in terms of strategy but not result.

Virginia played an excellent game and adapted well to the same attack that caused the Cavaliers so much trouble in the first half. In a game that was decided in large part by individual match-ups, UVa narrowly fell short against a very talented Wake Forest team.