Liberty's victory over UVA first in a decade
Last night, when Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball stepped on their home court at the John Paul Jones Arena, they could not have expected to fall at the hands of Liberty University. After all, Cavaliers entered the game undefeated, and the Flames were coming off an embarrassing 84-56 loss at home against UNC Asheville.
Forty minutes of basketball later, the John Paul Jones Arena scoreboard made the nightmare performance official: Liberty 86, UVA 82.
In case wobegone Cavalier fans were curious about the last time the UVA men's basketball team lost to Liberty, it was on January 7, 1998, when the team from Lynchburg triumphed 69-64.
It doesn't portend well for Wahoo Nation, either. UVA would go on to lose 13 of the next 16 games, leading to a disappointing 11-19 record and the firing of head coach Jeff Jones.