Double Bonus: FSU, VT

Joe Harris and the Hoos have found the shooting touch recently.

After a pair of dismal road performances, the Virginia men’s basketball team responded with two straight ACC wins. In the victories against Florida State and Virginia Tech, the Cavaliers lit it up from 3-point range and found some contributions outside of Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell . Let’s take a closer look in the “Double Bonus.”

UVa 3-point Shooting

In the Wake Forest Double Bonus article, I noted a stark difference in Virginia’s 3-point shooting in wins and losses. In UVa’s first 16 games of the season, it made 29 of 91 3-pointers (31.9%) in losses and it made 59 of 140 triples in its wins (42.1%), an 11% difference. The last two games, both victories, widened the difference as the Cavaliers made 18 of 36 3-pointers against FSU and VT. That means in the 13 wins this season, UVa has drained 77 of 176 long-range attempts (43.8%).