The Beast of the Week: Malcolm Brogdon


Something special is brewing in Virginia. Malcolm Brogdon and the Virginia Cavaliers are ranked #5 and are leading the ACC over teams like Duke, North Carolina and Syracuse who they dominated on Saturday.

Brogdon, our Beast of the Week, scored 19 points in the Cavaliers’ 19 point win over Syracuse who was ranked fourth at the time. Brogdon, who is only a sophomore, is averaging 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Against Syracuse, he added five rebounds and five assists.

Virginia has clinched the number one seed in the ACC Tournament which will help, but the ACC Tournament will be a battle. This year, it may be harder to win that than to win the NCAA Tournament.

Virginia is 25-5 on the season and 16-1 in the ACC where their only loss was at Duke by four points in January. Look for Virginia to be a Final Four threat.

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