The Hoos opened up the brand new John Paul Jones Arena with a big win over #10 Arizona. All everything point guard Sean Singletary led the Cavaliers with 25 points and sophomore Mamadi Diane added 25 points of his own to help the Hoos to a come from behind victory.
Coach Dave Leitao has stressed defense and it looks like the Hoos closed up some in the second half to seal the win. I don't want to take too much away from this victory (1st game of the season, opening a brand new arena, all manner of pre-game theatrics) but this is a solid way to get this season going. The Hoos have a real chance at getting to the dance (I think we've got the best backcourt in the ACC with Singletary and J.R. Reynolds) as this should be a wide open season in the best conference in the land.