CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 Sports) -- Over the last three seasons, the Virginia men's basketball team is 42-4 when Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy are both in the starting lineup. This year, the Wahoos are 10-0 with both juniors starting every game.
Just one of those losses came at John Paul Jones Arena, when the Cavaliers will host William and Mary Saturday afternoon.
Against South Carolina on Wednesday night, the junior guards combined for 43 points, including a season-high 25 by Jerome, in the Wahoos 69-52 road win. Guy added 18 against the Gamecocks.
"We have very willing, when teams are guarding us man to man, unselfish guys who screen, get them open," Tony Bennett said after the Cavaliers win at South Carolina. "They just have a lot of experience."
Jerome leads the Wahoos with 14.8 points per game, with Guy not far behind averaging 13.9 points per outing this season. The experienced back court is something Bennett talks a lot about the value of having.
"They have, you know, a green light," Bennett added. "They're aggressive and sometimes I'll say 'hey, just take a better shot.' But generally I trust them. And they're going to make the right decisions and they have that aggressiveness."
After hosting William and Mary, there is only one final non-conference game, when Marshall comes to Charlottesville on New Years Eve.