For slightly more than 20 minutes, Clemson looked like they might hang with Virginia. Then, as we’ve seen so often, Virginia broke them and it wasn’t pretty.
Virginia held Clemson to 13 second-half points and cruised to a ridiculous 61-36 win.
The Tigers had 19 turnovers, shot just 31.9% and only 15% from three point range.
It was a brilliant performance by the Cavaliers and it sets up a huge game Saturday in Cameron as the Cavaliers visit Duke for what promises to be a huge game.
But that’s Saturday. On Wednesday, there are four games and none are sure things.
Georgia Tech heads down to Tally to take on the tough Seminoles, while Boston College goes to Syracuse.
Meanwhile, Louisville will be in Miami and NC State is in Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates.
We’d expect FSU, Syracuse, Miami and State to win, but we could certainly see Tech, BC, Louisville or Pitt - well, Pitt might be a stretch. The other three as upsets? Easily.
And actually Louisville wouldn’t be an upset but winning on the road is never easy.
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- Paul Woody: Game after game, No. 2 UVa just grinds to success
- WOODY: Just when it looks like trouble for Virginia, the Cavaliers overwhelm Clemson on the way to Duke
- U.Va. mauls Clemson 61-36, school record for fewest points scored
- Virginia’s top-rated defense just keeps getting better
- U.Va. smothers Clemson in advance of Duke showdown
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