The Virginia basketball team picked up a pair of crucial home wins against Florida State and Clemson as it tries to play itself into positive NCAA Tournament position as league games tick away. The Hoos topped the Seminoles 61-56 and the Tigers 51-44 as they put together a three-game winning streak while the calendar flipped from January to February.
Like many of the games before this season, getting those two wins required some tense moments in the closing minutes. UVA took the lead against FSU in the final minute and turned away a Clemson rally in the second half that saw the visitors line up several shot attempts to lead or tie in the last six minutes.
What else stood out from the ACC victories? The Double Bonus is back to look closer at the contests and some trends for the Wahoos.
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The Cavaliers came out of the gates clicking on offense against the Tigers. They led 7-0 and 14-2 thanks to early 3’s from Braxton Key and Tomas Woldetensae plus dunks from Mamadi Diakite and Jay Huff. The Hoos were breaking down the defense with a combination of ball screens and some traditional ‘sides’ motion away screens. Many of the early buckets were uncontested looks.
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