UVA extends winning streak, knocks off Louisville 74-64

Charlottesville, Va. – Behind 22 points from Kyle Guy and another 16 points and 9 rebound from Ty Jerome, the Virginia Cavaliers extended their current winning streak to 13 straight with a 74-64 win over Louisville.

The Cardinals were led by Ray Spaulding who had 16 points and 7 rebounds and Deng Adel who added 15 more. UVA was playing a bit shorthanded, dealing with the flu throughout the team all week and with head coach Tony Bennett suspending grad transfer guard Nigel Johnson 3 games for a violation of team rules.

Here’s a look at the highlights and some post game reaction from Sean Robertson:

Other notes from the JPJ:

  • Virginia improved to 21-1 and 10-0 ACC
  • The Cavaliers’ 13-game winning streak is their longest since starting 19-0 in 2014-15
  • UVA has had five 11-game or more winning streaks under Tony Bennett
  • Virginia has started 10-0 in ACC play for the first time since starting 12-0 in 1980-81
  • Louisville (50%) is the first UVA opponent to shoot 50 percent or better this season and first since Notre Dame in last year’s ACC Tournament (52.2%)
  • UVA is 14-0 at home and has a 16-game home winning streak dating back to last season
  • UVA has a five-game winning streak vs. Louisville
  • UVA is 11-4 all-time vs. Louisville, including a 6-1 mark in Charlottesville
  • UVA is 20-0 when leading at the half
  • UVA has held each of its 10 ACC opponents to 28 or fewer points in the first half
  • UVA is 10-0 when scoring 70 or more points and 105-6 when scoring 70 or more under Tony Bennett
  • Devon Hall (12 points) has reached double figures in nine straight games
  • Kyle Guy (22 points) has reached double figures in 19 games and has led UVA in scoring in 11 contests
  • Guy extended his 3-pointer streak to 22 games, most for a UVA player since Joe Harris’ 23-game streak in 2013-14
  • The 22-point effort was Guy’s sixth career 20-point game
  • Ty Jerome (16 points) reached double figures for the ninth time this season
  • Jerome had a career-high nine assists
  • Isaiah Wilkins had a game-high 10 rebounds
  • Marco Anthony had a season-high 10 points and played an ACC-high 18 minutes