'Hoos deal with another quick turnaround

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- For the third time in ACC play this season Virginia have little time to rest after a Saturday win against Pittsburgh with a road trip to Syracuse on Monday.

"This is like our third or fourth one, so it's draining," junior guard Kyle Guy said, "But it's part of the season, we're just trying to grind and get some wins."

Quick turnarounds have become normal for the Cavaliers, especially in ACC play. In mid-February after a Saturday night home loss to (2) Duke, Virginia played again that Monday night against (8) North Carolina. The following week the Wahoos again played Notre Dame on Saturday before going on the road the following Monday to pick up a win at (20) Virginia Tech.

"It's certainly a challenge and again we're in some important games, so I think it's a healthy challenge and that's what it is," Coach Tony Bennett said about the schedule, "To have them all on the road, you got to travel, you got to get there and then you got to lock in and get ready to play."

The good news for Virginia is they are 2-0 on short rest this season with both wins also coming on the road. Junior guard Ty Jerome says that can be attributed to the coaching staff's plan in between games.

"We have a great strength coach and a great trainer and great coaches that do everything we can for our bodies to recover," Jerome said, "Once you step on the court you're so excited and so ready to go that everything else is kind of out the window."



 
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