The No. 22 Virginia men’s basketball team had to withstand a first-half shooting barrage from the visiting Wake Forest Demon Deacons, but the Cavaliers pulled away in a strong second half to win 70-61. Virginia improved to 6-2 (2-0 ACC) with the win, and Wake Forest fell to 3-2 (0-2).
Five different players scored in double-digits for the Cavaliers, led by Sam Hauser with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Hauser was joined by Trey Murphy (13 points), Reece Beekman (12 points), Jay Huff (11 points), and Kihei Clark (10 points) in the starting lineup as all five starters showed out offensively.