Let’s jump right in, shall we? Hurry up, before Kyle Guy hits another 3-pointer…
UVA uses monster second half to blow by Syracuse
Another game, another masterful performance from Virginia (27-2, 15-2 ACC), which defeated Syracuse Monday night, 79-53. Virginia splashed a school-record 18 3-pointers, and outscored Syracuse by 28 points in the second. Once again, the Big 3 lead the way. All 10 of Kyle Guy’s field goal attempts came from beyond the arc as the zone-buster splashed 8-of-10 3-point attempts (45.7 3P% in ACC play).
Focusing in on Kyle Guy – he scored 13.8 more points than an average shooter would have taking the same shots! A new season high for 10 shot games in my DB pic.twitter.com/FsUCxWIKyT
— Fifth Factor Plots (@5th_Factor) March 5, 2019
De’Andre Hunter was surgical, as per the usual; the future lottery pick scored 21 points on 13 field goal attempts — while blocking three shots and handing out four assists. As a team, UVA assisted on 75 percent of its field goals.
Speaking of assists, Ty Jerome was absurd, too: 16 points, five 3-pointers, four steals and 14 assists.
— David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) March 5, 2019
According to KenPom, Virginia now ranks No. 2 nationally in both adjusted offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency.
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said this is the best Virginia team he’s seen: “By a lot.”
— Joshua Needelman (@JoshNeedelman) March 5, 2019
Tuesday Night Hoops Schedule: 4 Games
- Wake Forest at No. 4 Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
… please let us get to see Zion play basketball tonight pic.twitter.com/y84CSgAJ7D
— Ben Swain (@TheBenSwain) March 5, 2019
- No. 14 Virginia Tech at No. 15 Florida State, 7 p.m. (ESPN U)
- No. 3 North Carolina at Boston College, 8 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)
North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he’s feeling better since vertigo episode. https://t.co/AklyW7l0Ux
— Jonathan M Alexander (@jonmalexander) March 4, 2019
- Pittsburgh at Miami, 8 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)
Georgia Tech wing Curtis Haywood (ankle) out
Sophomore wing Curtis Haywood Jr. has played in all 29 games for Georgia Tech this season; however, he exited the team’s Sunday win over Boston College with a left ankle injury. He is out indefinitely.
Georgia Tech guard Curtis Haywood out indefinitely with ankle injury https://t.co/Lz5GL49cEE
— AJC Sports (@AJCsports) March 4, 2019
Wake Forest introduces John Currie new AD, Wellman sets retirement date
Ron Wellman will officially retire on May 1, 2019; on Monday, though, the school introduced his replacement, John Currie, to the public.
The passing of a torch can be as simple as Ron Wellman pinning a Deacon head logo onto new AD John Currie, as was the scene Monday: https://t.co/0NUjeX8iaL
— Conor O'Neill (@ConorONeillWSJ) March 5, 2019