CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- In Tony Bennett's first nine seasons at Virginia, the Cavaliers broke the 80 point barrier in ACC play just four times. This season, those Cavaliers have scored 80 or more three times in conference play.
It started with an 83 point showing at Boston College, then the Wahoos scored 81 against Virginia Tech. Saturday's 82-55 win at Notre Dame was the third. In those three wins, the Cavaliers are winning by an average of 25.3 points per game.
When asked if this was the most versatile team he's coached in terms of scoring, Bennett hesitated for a second, joking "I don't want to get those other guys mad at me."
The Cavaliers put five players in double figures against the Irish. De'Andre Hunter scored 19, Kyle Guy added 15 all in the first half and Ty Jerome chipped in 13. Those three players are the Wahoos leading scorers, all averaging at least 13.1 points per game. Guy leads the group with 15 points a contest.
Kihei Clark scored a career-high 12 against the Irish and Mamadi Diakite chipped in 10. It was the second game in a row the Cavaliers put five players in double figures.
Virginia did that twice all of last season.
"This team is smart and skilled," Bennett said. "Can stretch it from three. De'Andre gives you that versatility. That's unique. So I think... who's to say its the most, but its definitely one of the best or most versatile ways to score.
"We're trying to do some things to represent that," Bennett added. "All those things are, ok, I can't just load up on Ty, Kyle and De'Andre. Some of those things help, so, it'd be up there."
Virginia travels to NC State on Tuesday night.