Full Court Press: UVA Shows Off Depth in Opener

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-- Virginia men's basketball started off the season with a blow out win over Morgan State. In that win the Cavaliers showed off tremendous depth.

Virginia men basketball blew past Morgan State on Friday night beating the Bears 86-48. The 'Hoos struggled in the first half offensively, but used a 17-0 start in the second half to secure the win. It was the most the Cavaliers scored in regulation since 2011 when the 'Hoos played Longwood. Mike TobeyAnthony GillDevon Hall and Darius Thompson finished with double digits in the win. 

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They Said It: "You saw our depth tonight," said Virginia Head Coach Tony Bennett. "I believe it will be a game-to-game kind of rotation depending on what kind of teams we play. I’ll study George Washington, but I know how they challenged us last time and how physical they are. There are going to be times where you need physicality. That’s where guys like Jack or Jarred have a chance to get in there. You can’t always play 10 or 11 guys like this, so that’s where it gets tricky. Those guys could certainly be a part of the equation.”

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They Said It: “I feel like coming in, it’s the first game so everybody’s shots weren’t falling like they do in practice," said UVA guard Darius Thompson. But that’s just what comes along with it being the first game, getting shots up, and getting used to playing in front of people. I feel like as the season goes on we will get better at making shots and just playing how we play.”

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Numbers Game: 4-double digit scorers, 11- the total of roster players that participated in Friday night's win. 38- largest margin of victory since Harvard last season. 49- UVA shot 49% shooting after struggling in the first half.. 66.7% in the second half. 

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Whats Next: Virginia will travel to George Washington on Monday. Tip off is slated for 7:30 P.M. 

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