Double Bonus: Wake Forest

UVa’s defense likely will face some strategic challenges in the ACC.

After taking down North Carolina at home, the Virginia men’s basketball team fell to 1-1 in ACC play with a 55-52 road loss at Wake Forest on Wednesday night. The Cavaliers fell behind in the first half and couldn’t overcome that deficit despite a late rally. What happened? The “Double Bonus” takes a closer look at some of the details from the Demon Deacon debacle.

Challenging The Pack-Line

Before ACC play started, I typed an article called Is UVa’s Pack-Line Ready For ACC Play? The simple premise: Virginia’s defense on the season had ranked in the top 10 nationally in scoring and field goal percentage defense, but the challenge of ACC play awaited. That article followed the Hoos’ win over Wofford, a team that I thought challenged the Pack-Line better than any other team up until that point. Well, Wake Forest takes the throne in that regard now.