Virginia has played seven games this season that were decided by one possession. Combined score for those seven games? 393 for Virginia, 381 for opponents.
Seven games decided by a collective twelve points, or an average of 1.7 points. And yet, Virginia is 6-1 in those games:
W Arizona State 48-45
L NC State 51-53
W Wake 65-63
W Notre Dame (OT) 50-49
W UNC 64-62
W Pitt 59-56
W VT 56-53
That, my friends, is the combination of experience and coaching. OK, OK, and just a little luck: Virginia is 20-7 (12-5 ACC), but just six shots away from being 14-13 (7-10 ACC). Six shots!
That’s living on the razor’s edge. So what do you think? Is it luck, or just great coaching and experience that gives Virginia a decided edge in late-game situations?