The No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers and the No. 25 Wisconsin Badgers are underway in the Battle 4 Atlantis Championship Game in the Bahamas.
UVA head coach Tony Bennett switched up the starting lineup for the matchup with the Badgers with freshman Kihei Clark charged with guarding D’Mitrik Trice and Jack Salt returning to the starting lineup to guard Ethan Happ.
It was Salt that opened scoring in the game with a bucket over Happ.
After the teams traded buckets to tie the game at four, Kyle Guy connected on a three to put UVA up 7-4.
De’Andre Hunter followed with a lay-up and then back to back makes from Ty Jerome put the Wahoos up 13-4.
Ethan Happ ended the UVA run, but Hunter answered to give Virginia a 15-6 lead.
D’Mitrik Trice sparked a 6-0 that cut the UVA lead to 15-12, but Mamadi Diakite put the Wahoos back up by five with 7:54 to play in the first half.
Back to back threes from Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome gave Virginia its first double-digit lead of the game, 27-16 with 3:14 to play in the opening half.
UVA closed the half on a 12-2, which included a Ty Jerome lay-up at the buzzer to give the Wahoos a 33-18 lead at the break.
At the half, De’Andre Hunter leads all scorers with 12 points. Ty Jerome followed with nine and Kyle had six.
Wahoos247 will have live updates, stats, and discussion of today’s title tilt in the Bahamas.
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Point spread: UVA -4.0