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UVa men's basketball: No. 22 Cavaliers rally past visiting Wake Forest

UVa men's basketball: No. 22 Cavaliers rally past visiting Wake Forest

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CHARLOTTESVILLE — After falling behind by 13 points in the first half, 22nd-ranked Virginia pulled away early in the second half Wednesday night for a 70-61 victory over visiting Wake Forest.

The Cavaliers improved their record to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the ACC. Wake Forest fell to 3-2 and 0-2.

All five Virginia starters scored in double figures, led by Sam Hauser, who had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

The Cavaliers, who entered the game as 14-point favorites, shot 53.8% from the field.

Wake shot 51.1% in its first trip to John Paul Jones Arena under first-year head coach Steve Forbes.

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett was without three of his assistant coaches who had some connection to the coronavirus.

Contact Doug Doughty at doug.doughty@roanoke.com or 981-3129. Follow him on Twitter: @DoughtySports.

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Doug Doughty is in his 44th year at the Roanoke Times, having produced an estimated 10,000 by-lines, a majority of them on University of Virginia athletics.

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