CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Down the stretch in Virginia's win over Notre Saturday, Tony Bennett had confidence in sending Kyle Guy to the line with a chance to close the game.
"I think it's so good to be in those spots, I mean you like guys with touch at the line at those times," Bennett said of Guy, "85 percent [from the line}, but I think it's good to be in those spots and he seemed pretty calm."
It has been a constant for Bennett over the past two seasons with Guy and fellow backcourt mate Ty Jerome handling the pressure-filled moments with composure. Other coaches in the ACC even have their guards take note of what Guy and Jerome have become.
"He's such a winner, the utmost respect for Guy and Jerome," Notre Dame Coach Mike Brey said, "I use them as examples for my young guards to watch those two guys, because they're such big-time winners."
This season alone Guy and Jerome rank third and fourth, respectively, in three-point percentage in the ACC. And no matter the situation, opposing coaches know one of them will have the ball in their hands to close out a win."
"They know who they are, and they play within themselves. Utmost respect for them," Brey said, "They're assassins and winners."