CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A subpar night for Virginia’s normally stingy defense didn’t get in the way of the second-ranked Cavaliers’ 13th straight victory.
Kyle Guy scored 22 points and Ty Jerome hit two big 3-pointers to stall a rally by hot-shooting Louisville in the closing minutes as Virginia padded its lead in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 74-64 win Wednesday night.
Jerome finished with 16 points and Devon Hall shook off a bout with the flu to add 12 for the Cavaliers (21-1, 10-0 ACC). The Cavaliers also got a huge boost from seldom-used freshman Marco Anthony, who scored 10 points.
“I’m so happy for him to be able to see him go out there and play that well,” Hall said of Anthony. “I wasn’t really surprised because he works his butt off and he always says, ‘I’m just waiting on my moment.’ He did a great job tonight. He helped us. Big lift.”