Wow, nice win for the Hoos over 24th-ranked UAB. That's right, the guys beat a ranked team. No, it isn't Kansas, but I'll take it. I listened to the first half of the game in the car via XM Radio; sounds like I picked the wrong half:
The biggest win of the young Tony Bennett era came just the way the first-year coach likes it. Defensively. Well, for a half at least. The Virginia men's basketball team used a solid second-half defensive effort to rally past 24th-ranked UAB on Wednesday night, 72-63, the first win over a ranked team in Bennett's short tenure.
Sylven Landesberg had 19 points and 6 rebounds, while Mike Scott made his return to the court with 10 points and 7 boards. Mustapha Farrakhan scored ten, but drew special praise from Coach Bennett for his work on the defensive end, especially against UAB's Elijah Millsap in the second half.
I keep saying it: this team keeps improving. I don't know how many they'll win this year, but they're going to be fun to watch, methinks.