No. 16 men’s basketball gets ready to take on Davidson

Cavaliers try to bounce back from first loss of season

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Sophomore guard Kyle Guy leads the Virginia men's basketball team, averaging 16.8 points per game. 

Richard Dizon | Cavalier Daily

After a tough 68-61 loss to then-No. 18 West Virginia, the Virginia men’s basketball team headed into its exam break with a chance to regroup and continue its strong start to the season.

Virginia (8-1) will begin a four-game home stand Saturday as it gets ready to take on Davidson (4-3) Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers will be led by sophomore guard Kyle Guy and senior guard Devon Hall, who are averaging 16.8 points per game and 12.6 points per game, respectively. 

With only three non-conference games remaining on the season, Virginia will look to start off this stretch with a win. The Cavaliers are 5-0 at home thus far and the Wildcats are 1-2 on the road. 

Davidson will be led by their talented leading scorers — senior forward Peyton Aldridge, sophomore guard Jon Axel Gudmundsson and freshman guard Kellan Grady — who are averaging 21.7 points per game, 17.1 points per game and 15.4 points per game, respectively. The Wildcats will rely on their go-to scorers to play at a high level against Virginia’s pack-line defense that is once again one of the top defenses in the nation. The Cavaliers are allowing the fewest points per game in college basketball at 52.6 points per game. 

The game between Virginia and Davidson is scheduled to tip off at 2 p.m. Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena.

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