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UVa/Fairfield postgame notes ...

  • Team Notes


    • Virginia won its home opener for the 16th consecutive season
    • The Cavaliers improve to 15-0 all-time against the MAAC (3-0 vs. Fairfield)
    • Virginia posted its first win of the season when trailing at the half (won four times when trailing at the half last season)
    • Virginia held an opponent under 50 points for the 19th time in the Tony Bennett era
    • Fairfield’s 15 second-half points marked the first time Virginia has held an opponent under 20 points in a half since 13 points by Maryland (2nd half) on Feb. 18, 2012
    • In the first half, Virginia’s freshmen scored 17 of the team’s 28 points and shot 7-9 from the floor
    • After allowing Fairfield to shoot 52.2% (12-23) in the first half, the Cavaliers held the Stags to 20.0% (5-25) in the second half

    Player Notes


    • Joe Harris (15 pts) led the Cavaliers in scoring for the second straight game
    • Evan Nolte (11 pts) scored in double figures for the first time in his career
    • Darion Atkins and Paul Jesperson each made their first career start

    Player Career Highs


    • Akil Mitchell had a career-high 12 points

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  • Didn't realize that was a career-high for Akil. Congrats big man!

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