Virginia looks for balanced attack as Lehigh visits

Where would Virginia be without transfers Armaan Franklin and Jayden Gardner?Certainly not the champions of the Legends Classic. In wins Monday and Tuesday over Georgia and Providence, Franklin and Gardner hit a combined 26 of 41 shots from the floor (63%), while their teammates made 17 of 57 tries (30%).Virginia (4-2) will be looking for a more balanced attack Friday night when the Cavaliers take on visiting Lehigh (1-4) in Charlottesville.While Indiana import Franklin and East Carolina transfer Gardner have been the offensive standouts for Virginia, other Cavaliers have been key at the other end of the floor.In the two tournament wins, both by double-digit margins, Virginia limited opponents to 30% shooting from the floor and 14% from beyond the arc. Perhaps the best indicator that the Cavaliers are back to playing their distinctive brand of grind-it-out defense is that they gave up just five fastbreak points.That shows vast improvement from their deflating losses to Navy and Houston, in which the Cavs allowed 54% shooting from beyond the arc, and indicates they have rediscovered their defensive prowess.Kadin Shedrick was a particular menace in the title game, swatting five Providence shots.

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