Senior third baseman
The good news for Virginia is that it has the chance to get right back at it and try to put the sting of a painful loss behind it. The bad news is that it will be playing a team that is attempting to do the same thing.
Here are my takeaways following No. 2 Virginia’s 69-63 loss to Duke at JPJ on Saturday night -- the Wahoos’ first loss of the 2014-15 season.
Duke’s sharpshooters turned a jam-packed John Paul Jones Arena into their personal shooting gallery over the last five minutes, cutting the vaunted UVa defense to ribbons. Finishing with an 11-0 run and connecting on six of its last eight 3-point attempts, No. 4 Duke stunned No. 2 and previously unbeaten Virginia, 69-63.
Just like he had done in the dramatic win over Virginia Tech last weekend, Justin Anderson soared through the air and slammed down a London Perrantes lob with authority. With less than three minutes to go, Virginia led by five and a raucous sold-out crowd at John Paul Jones Arena could sense victory No. 20.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Terry Rozier scored No. 10 Louisville's first six points in overtime and the Cardinals erased an 18-point second-half deficit to beat No. 13 North Carolina 78-68 on Saturday.
Most were in orange. Some were in blue. One was in a teddy bear suit topped with a Mike Scott jersey. One was a head-to-toe Bugs Bunny topped with a Sean Singletary jersey.
The popular ESPN college basketball pre-game show "College GameDay" made its first trip to Charlottesville on Saturday to preview the No. 2 Virginia men's basketball team's ACC showdown with No. 4 Duke. Here is a look back at the festive scenes from Saturday's show at John Paul Jones Arena.
It was a scene normally reserved for the John Paul Jones Arena.