Virginia Basketball Double Bonus: Boston College

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Virginia snared a road win at Boston College.
Virginia snared a road win at Boston College. ~ Kris Wright

The Virginia basketball team cruised to another ACC win on Wednesday night when it put the throttle down on Boston College and grabbed an 83-56 victory. UVA scored 40 points or more in both halves to reach 14-0 and remain one of two undefeated teams in the nation.

The Cavaliers have won 12 straight road games, which is the longest active streak in the country. UVA has won 11 ACC road games in a row and that’s the fourth longest streak in league history. The last road loss came last season on Dec. 5, 2017 at West Virginia and the last conference road loss came in the previous season at North Carolina on Feb. 18, 2017. The Tar Heels went on to win the national title that year.

The Double Bonus is back to look at some other details from the win.

Isolate Popovic

So how did the Hoos get the latest road victory? Shooting 60% in the game (33 of 55) and 65.2% after the half (15 of 23) had a lot to do with it. That came from a large amount of high percentage shots as they poured in 46 points in the paint, a 20-point advantage over BC’s 26 in the same category.

Part of the success offensively came from creating advantageous situations for players and, more specifically, situations to attack Boston College’s Nik Popovic. The Cavaliers repeatedly put Popovic in defensive situations where he was forced to make help decisions on guards or where he was forced to play one-on-one defense. They had a lot of success with that strategy.

Per Synergy Sports tracking