By HANK KURZ Jr.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — London Perrantes knew he wasn’t playing well, and if he had any doubt whatsoever, coach Tony Bennett let him know.
“I got after him,” Bennett said Wednesday night after Perrantes scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and No. 7 Virginia overcame a sloppy performance and rallied past Ohio State 63-61 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. “I did, and he responded.”
Perrantes, who had three turnovers by halftime, hit three 3-pointers in the second half to spark the Cavaliers’ surge.
“I knew I wasn’t playing to the best of my ability or even anywhere close,” the senior point guard and four-year starter said. “I’m glad he kind of got into me. That’s the most I got ripped by him since I’ve been here and it sparked us all.”