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Strong Second Half Leads UVA past Louisville
- Updated: February 7, 2017
It was vintage UVA in Charlottesville on Monday night as the No. 14 Cavaliers were able to control the tempo of the game and slow down the shorthanded Louisville Cardinals in a 71-55 victory. Louisville, who jumped to #4 in the AP poll earlier in the day, only had 7 scholarship players available with 4 of their top rotation players missing the game due to suspension or injury. Freshman V.J. King scored a career-high 24 points in the loss and was 1 of only 2 players to score more than 4 points for the Cardinals.
Virginia, who went into the half trailing by two, came out firing after the break with a 22-5 run to take control of the game. Tony Bennett’s team was able to control the pace of the game and hold of Louisville from there. Senior point guard London Perrantes lead the way with 18 points, while Isaiah Wilkins collected a double-double tallying 13 points and 11 rebounds.
No. 14 Virginia, now 8-3 in the ACC, will head to instate rival Virginia Tech on Sunday.
No. 4 Louisville hopes to bounce back when they host Miami on Saturda