UVa’s D Key In Win Vs. Wolverines

The Virginia men’s basketball team picked up a big win the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday night, downing Michigan 70-58 in Charlottesville. One of the main reasons for the victory proved to be UVa’s continued efforts on the defensive end of the floor where the Cavaliers have been outstanding so far during a 6-1 start to the season.

The Wolverines join six other teams in a category sure to be in the unpopular category for Virginia opponents. That’s the under 60 club. So far this season, UVa has held all seven opponents to less than 60 points. It wasn’t an easy task against Michigan, who entered the game shooting 63% inside the 3-point arc, a statistic noted at the beginning of the ESPN2 broadcast. Of course, that same pregame graphic noted that Virginia had allowed just 37% shooting inside the 3-point line on the season. The Hoos won that critical matchup by holding the visitors to 44% shooting on 2-point attempts (22-50).

How’d they do it?