After turnaround season, UVA enters ACC tournament as No. 2 seed


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The expectations were low for the defending national champions. They lost the talents of Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy and De’Andre Hunter and struggled to generate points early in the season. They fell out of the national rankings.

But somehow, some way, the Virginia Cavaliers got their groove back.

Entering the postseason with an eight-game win streak, UVA is the number two seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament in Greensboro, NC. The ‘Hoos latest magic trick was a 57-54 escape from Louisville on Senior Day in Charlottesville.

And one of those seniors honored in the final home game of the year thinks that the best basketball is yet to come for the Cavaliers.

“I don’t think that was our best basketball yet, but it was a really good game. We needed this,” senior forward Mamadi Diakite said. “We are going to keep evolving no matter what. Like I said, the job is not done, we’re going to turn the page and focus on resting our bodies and getting ready for the ACC tournament.”

The ‘Hoos have a double-bye and will play either Notre Dame or Boston College in the quarterfinals on Thursday night.

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