Good, Bad, And Ugly Of UVa’s ACC Start

Senior Jontel Evans committed 4 turnovers at Wake.

The Virginia men’s basketball team has played two ACC games thus far: an encouraging 61-52 win against North Carolina at home, and a disappointing 55-52 loss to Wake Forest on the road. Much like the out of conference schedule, the young Cavalier squad played up to its level of competition in one game and then played down to its level of completion in the next. These are the signs of a team playing with a low number of veteran players and having to depend on freshmen and sophomores for extended minutes, but that doesn’t explain it all.

In this article, I’ll break down what I thought were the good, bad, and ugly details of the two contests.