Kyle Guy had the answer ready almost before the question was finished.
How hard is it, he was asked, to maintain intensity in the second half of a game when your team leads by 30 points?
“It's very easy,” he said with a steely look on his face, “considering how last season ended.”
It was only last March when Virginia, the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament, became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16. That 74-54 loss to UMBC wasn't even as close as the score suggests, and the sting clearly still lingers.
“That was a rough way to end the season and it was a long offseason for a lot of us thinking about that game and how we ended the...