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Weekend Sweep Reaction

Posted on November 20, 2017, in Team by Karl Hess.

If you like wins, then it was a pretty successful weekend for the men's basketball team. The team went to VCU on Friday and beat the Rams 76 - 67 on the back of Kyle Guy's career high 29 points. The VCU win was followed up by beating the Monmouth Hawks 73 - 53 Sunday afternoon in a game that will be remembered as De'Andre Hunter's coming out party. Let's look back and see how the Hoos did versus a sampling of the nine things I was looking for in each game.

A Quick Start On Offense (VCU & Monmouth)

It was a mixed bag here. For the second consecutive game, the Uva offense began the game firing on all cylinders against VCU. VCU was a much more credible opponent than Austin Peay so the si...

Karl's 9 Things - Monmouth

Posted on November 18, 2017, in Team by Karl Hess.

The Hoos return to the friendly confines at JPJ after a successful road trip down Interstate 64 to Richmond. In their second on campus game as part of the Preseason NIT, the Hoos take on the Monmouth Hawks Sunday afternoon. The season is off to a good start. Here's what I'll be looking for if that start is to continue.

A Quick Start On Offense

Four games, four appearances.  Things are trending in the right direction after the last two games.  Monmouth is a far better team than Austin Peay and won't force the issue like VCU. They'll have the second highest defensive rating per KenPom that we've faced this season, behind VCU. In UVa's favor is Kyle Guy hunting shots and Monmo...

Karl's 9 Things - VCU

Posted on November 15, 2017, in Team by Karl Hess.

The Hoos play their first road game of the season late Friday afternoon at VCU. The start time will be just after 4 PM and I'm still annoyed by that. With Mike Rhoades replacing the departed Will Wade as head coach of the Rams, HAVOC is back. We all know what that entails and it figures prominently in what I'll be looking for in the game.

A Quick Start On Offense

Three games, three appearances. As promised in Karl's 9 Things - Austin Peay , this section will make an appearance until it no longer needs to. The Hoos got the job done against Austin Peay with the offense rolling essentially from the tip off.  Playing in what promises to be a raucous environment at the Siegel Ce...