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Guy, Hall lead No. 18 Virginia past Wisconsin, 49-37

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Always a perfectionist, especially when it comes to how No. 18 Virginia plays defense, even Tony Bennett found no room to complain.

''Collectively, we did as well as we could have defensively,'' Bennett said Monday night after Virginia beat Wisconsin 49-37 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The Badgers' point total represented less than half of their 75-point average, and they shot just 31 percent (15-48).

Kyle Guy scored 17 points, and the Cavaliers held Wisconsin scoreless for more than 7 minutes in the second half, turning a 30-26 lead into a 42-26 margin that was never threatened. Devon Hall scored 16 for the Cavaliers (7-0), who had a 12-0 run during the Badgers' drought.

On the defensive end, Virginia looked to be in midseason form, but Hall said the team is still finding its way.

''I think we're still in the midst of trying to forge our identity as a team,'' he said.

That identity seemed pretty clear to Wisconsin coach Greg Gard.

''I can't fault the effort and the energy that we played with,'' he said. ''But you've got to make shots against Virginia.''

Ethan Happ led Wisconsin (3-4) with 14 points and D'Mitrik Trice had 10, but the Badgers shot poorly all night.

Virginia didn't shoot much better, hitting 23 of 60 shots (38.7 percent), but the Cavaliers outrebounded the Badgers 39-30 and outscored them 34-18 in the paint. In a physical game, the Cavaliers still managed to play the entire game without attempting a free throw.

''You could tell it was going to be the type of game where you just have to grind it out,'' Hall said.

The Cavaliers were playing their third game in five days.

''Both teams were tired,'' Bennett said. ''It was a very physical game, a lot of screens set.''

Guy was just 1 of 6 from beyond the arc after coming into the game shooting 48.3 percent on 3-pointers. He did most of his damage driving to the basket and was 7 of 9 inside the arc. Largely a one-dimensional outside shooter as a freshman, Guy has worked on getting to the rim more.

THE BIG PICTURE

Wisconsin: The Badgers are young, having lost five seniors from last year's team. They have also played a difficult early schedule with four games against ranked teams, and they lost the first three before coming to Virginia, which debuted in the AP Top 25 on Monday. Ethan Happ had his way against Jack Salt, but Happ also was whistled for two first-half fouls.

Virginia: Guy is getting more comfortable being Virginia's go-to scorer, and Virginia's defense remains solid. The Badgers were the fourth team that failed to score 50 points against the Cavaliers, and two others scored 53 and 55.

UP NEXT

Wisconsin returns home to face Ohio State on Saturday.

Virginia is at home against Lehigh on Saturday.

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Key Players
E. Happ
I. Wilkins
26.2 Min. Per Game 26.2
8.8 Pts. Per Game 8.8
2.0 Ast. Per Game 2.0
6.3 Reb. Per Game 6.3
58.0 Field Goal % 64.7
0.0 Three Point % 0.0
58.3 Free Throw % 73.3
+ 2 Ethan Happ made dunk 27.0
  Offensive rebound by Ethan Happ 27.0
  D'Mitrik Trice missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Mamadi Diakite 27.0
  Bad pass turnover on Ty Jerome, stolen by Kobe King 35.0
  Lost ball turnover on D'Mitrik Trice 38.0
+ 2 Mamadi Diakite made alley-oop shot, assist by Isaiah Wilkins 45.0
  Defensive rebound by Kyle Guy 1:12
  Brevin Pritzl missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:14
+ 2 Kyle Guy made driving layup 1:24
+ 1 D'Mitrik Trice made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:52
+ 1 D'Mitrik Trice made 1st of 2 free throws 1:52
Team Stats
Points 37 49
Field Goals 15-48 (31.3%) 23-60 (38.3%)
3-Pointers 3-20 (15.0%) 3-14 (21.4%)
Free Throws 4-7 (57.1%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 30 39
Offensive 8 12
Defensive 20 24
Team 2 3
Assists 6 7
Steals 5 6
Blocks 1 2
Turnovers 14 12
Fouls 10 14
Technicals 0 0
14 PTS, 8 REB
17 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Wisconsin 3-4 201737
home team logo Virginia 7-0 242549
Team Stats
away team logo Wisconsin 3-4 68.6 PPG 38.1 RPG 12.6 APG
home team logo Virginia 7-0 71.4 PPG 37.1 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
22
E. Happ F 17.3 PPG 10.1 RPG 4.5 APG 53.0 FG%
00
K. Guy G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
E. Happ F 14 PTS 8 REB 0 AST
K. Guy G 17 PTS 2 REB 2 AST
31.3 FG% 38.3
15.0 3PT FG% 21.4
57.1 FT% 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Happ 14 8 0 6/10 0/0 2/2 2 31 1 0 2 4 4
D. Trice 10 1 2 4/12 0/5 2/2 1 34 0 0 2 0 1
A. Ford 6 4 0 2/5 2/5 0/0 2 28 0 0 4 0 4
B. Davison 5 2 1 2/10 1/5 0/1 1 33 2 0 0 0 2
K. Iverson 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/2 0 11 0 1 2 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Happ 14 8 0 6/10 0/0 2/2 2 31 1 0 2 4 4
D. Trice 10 1 2 4/12 0/5 2/2 1 34 0 0 2 0 1
A. Ford 6 4 0 2/5 2/5 0/0 2 28 0 0 4 0 4
B. Davison 5 2 1 2/10 1/5 0/1 1 33 2 0 0 0 2
K. Iverson 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/2 0 11 0 1 2 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. King 2 0 1 1/3 0/1 0/0 3 21 1 0 0 0 0
B. Pritzl 0 4 1 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 22 0 0 0 1 3
C. Thomas IV 0 5 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 5 0 0 1 1 4
N. Reuvers 0 3 0 0/4 0/1 0/0 0 15 1 0 3 2 1
A. Moesch - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Ferris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Schlundt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Illikainen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Van Vliet - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Ballard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. McGrory - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 37 28 6 15/48 3/20 4/7 10 200 5 1 14 8 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Guy 17 2 2 8/17 1/6 0/0 1 34 0 0 2 0 2
D. Hall 16 1 2 7/10 2/3 0/0 3 20 0 0 1 0 1
J. Salt 4 8 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 4 30 1 1 1 3 5
T. Jerome 4 5 1 2/11 0/4 0/0 2 30 1 0 3 0 5
I. Wilkins 2 10 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 3 24 1 0 1 3 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Guy 17 2 2 8/17 1/6 0/0 1 34 0 0 2 0 2
D. Hall 16 1 2 7/10 2/3 0/0 3 20 0 0 1 0 1
J. Salt 4 8 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 4 30 1 1 1 3 5
T. Jerome 4 5 1 2/11 0/4 0/0 2 30 1 0 3 0 5
I. Wilkins 2 10 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 3 24 1 0 1 3 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Diakite 4 5 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 1 24 0 1 4 4 1
D. Hunter 2 2 1 1/6 0/0 0/0 0 18 1 0 0 1 1
N. Johnson 0 3 0 0/6 0/1 0/0 0 20 2 0 0 1 2
J. Bartley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Huff - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Gross Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Anthony - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Badocchi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Katstra - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 49 36 7 23/60 3/14 0/0 14 200 6 2 12 12 24