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Virginia Cavaliers' coach Tony Bennett is usually known for his relaxed demeanor on the sideline.

His team looked exactly like that on the court Wednesday night in its first Atlantic Coast Conference road game.

Mamadi Diakite matched his career-high with 18 points, De'Andre Hunter also scored 18 and the fourth-ranked Cavaliers remained unbeaten with an 83-56 victory over Boston College.

"I think being on the road you have to keep your poise," Cavaliers guard Ty Jerome said. "You have to make sure everybody's calm, everybody stays locked in through the adversity to stay calm."

Jerome added 13 points and Kyle Guy 10 for the Cavaliers (14-0, 2-0 ACC). It was the Cavaliers' 11th straight ACC road win and a nation-leading 12th "true" road victory in row.

The Cavaliers' defense helped break it open in the second half, but Bennett wasn't pleased with the total effort.

"I think our offense won the game tonight," he said. "There's some areas there that need to be tightened up. I thought the balance and versatility on the offense is what really won it for us."

With No. 15 Houston getting upset by Temple earlier Wednesday, Virginia remained one of only two undefeated teams along with second-ranked Michigan.

It's Virginia's best start since opening 2014-15 with 19 straight victories.

The next three games may give a better picture of how good the Cavaliers can be this season. Following a trip to Clemson Saturday, they host ninth-ranked Virginia Tech on Jan. 15 before what's likely to be a highly anticipated matchup at top-ranked Duke on Jan. 19.

Clemson (10-5, 0-2) will look for its first victory over Virginia in eight tries and its first over a ranked Virginia team since 2012.

Clemson has defeated seven different Virginia teams that were ranked in the top 25 at the time of the meeting, most recently a No. 22 Cavalier team during the 2011-12 season.

Marcquise Reed is just three points shy of passing former teammate Donte Grantham for 33rd on the all-time scoring list in Clemson history (1,098 in Clemson career).

Reed is top 10 in six different statistical categories in the ACC this season, including fourth in scoring (19.3 points per game).

He is ninth in field goal percentage, 10th in assists per game, first in free throw percentage, fifth in steals per game and sixth in minutes per contest.

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