Virginia Basketball Double Bonus: Syracuse

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Virginia won at Syracuse.
Kadin Shedrick posted a double-double in the most recent win. ~ Photo by Kris Wright/

The Virginia basketball team got 2022 off to a good start with a New Year’s Day win at Syracuse. That came on the heels of a home loss to Clemson in late December. The Double Bonus is back for in-depth analysis about the Hoos.

Shedrick’s Strong Outing

Virginia redshirt sophomore Kadin Shedrick put together the best outing of his career with 12 points and 11 rebounds. That matched his career high for points (St. Francis PA last season) and set a new career high for rebounds. Shedrick was active on the glass, blocked another shot (he’s up to 36 on the season), helped execute a ball screen double team strategy on Buddy Boeheim periodically, and gave the Hoos an offensive threat behind the Cuse zone in certain schemes. Without question, it’s the best performance he’s had against an ACC or Power 5 team with a 9-point, 6-rebound effort against Iowa being the only other statistical comparison.

Overall, the Syracuse contest marked the seventh time this season that Shedrick secured at least 7 points and at least 5 rebounds in the same game. Here’s the breakdown for this season of those games:

  • 7-7 Navy
  • 10-5 Radford
  • 10-10 Coppin State
  • 8-5 Lehigh
  • 9-6 Iowa
  • 8-6 JMU
  • 12-11 Syracuse