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Villanova vs. Virginia halftime notes

The Wildcats have struggled and trail by four at the half.

Villanova has struggled with the Cavalier defense so far.
Villanova has struggled with the Cavalier defense so far.
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At the end of the first half, Virginia leads Villanova 33-29. Here is what you need to know:

- Daniel Ochefu is the Wildcats' leading scorer with eight points. Anthony Gill leads Virginia with eight points on a 3-for-4 mark from the field.

- The Wildcats got off to a hot start from deep with 3-for-5 shooting in the first 10 minutes. They finished with 40 percent.

- Virginia dominated the boards so far. They brought down 13 rebounds compared to Villanova's six.

- Virginia has turned the ball over eight times this half. They average only nine this season. Villanova has also turned the ball over nine times.

- Virginia's leading scorer, Malcolm Brogdon, has been kept to only six points. Josh Hart has guarded him for the majority of the first half.

- Virginia went on an 11-0 at one point in the first half to stretch their lead to seven. Villanova has cut the deficit to four at the half.