After looking pretty out of it on the bench Saturday following a concussion with De’andre Hunter, Mamadi Diakite is on the court and in uniform for warmups before #UVa takes UNC in Chapel Hill. #ACC #HoosvHeels
UNC G Rechon Black (Ankle) Out
UNC F Sterling Manley (Knee) Downgraded to out
Virginia F Mamadi Diakite (undisclosed) Questionable
Kansas G Langerald Vick (personal) Out
Kansas G Marcus Garrett (Ankle) downgraded to Doubtful
#UVa starters: Kihei Clark, Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome, De'Andre Hunter, Jack Salt. Mamadi Diakite, who did participate in warmups, won't start. He's started https://t.co/W2UpW4VFfa.'s last 13 games (last time he didn't start was Dec. 9 against VCU).
Two years ago, I wouldn't have imagined my February 2019 self saying what follows, for the reason I will state it. Please let Mamadi Diakite be okay! Of course I would've wanted him to be okay. That I want him okay so that he plays is the remarkable notion. #TheDudeBallsOut
Cameron Johnson hit a three out of the first timeout, all Virginia from the floor since.
Kyle Guy & Ty Jerome each hit threes, then Jerome scored on a layup and Mamadi Diakite scored his first bucket.. defensive rebounds by the Hoos & a UNC turnover fed the Virginia 10-0 run.
INJURY UPDATE CONT....
Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite left Saturday's loss to Duke in the first half after a head-to-head collision with teammate with De'Andre Hunter. Diakite went to the locker room to be examined after the collision and did not return to the game.