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Another #Cavalanche: UVA asserts control vs. Notre Dame in familiar way

At the 7:28 media timeout, Notre Dame up, 45-43, I asked the question on our live blog. Is there a #Cavalanche in the guys tonight?


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#3 UVA basketball opens ACC play at Miami on Saturday

No. 3 UVA (12-0) opens ACC action at Miami (10-3) on Saturday, Jan. 3. Tipoff at BankUnited Center is set for 5:30 p.m.


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First semester grades: How is UVA basketball doing at the break?

UVA basketball began the 2014-2015 season ranked in the Top 10. So you probably expected the ‘Hoos to be 9-0 and ranked fifth. It wasn’t a hard road there, but neither was it a given.


‘Hoos stepping up to fill void left by Joe Harris, Akil Mitchell at UVA?

The big question for UVA basketball coming into the 2014-2015 season had to do with who would step up to fill the voids left by the graduations of Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell.


Preview: #8 UVA basketball opens 2014-2015 at JMU

On paper, the season opener for eighth-ranked UVA basketball at in-state rival JMU on Friday isn’t much of a game.


Step forward: UVA basketball looks to build on success

As a freshman in 2011-2012, UVA guard Malcolm Brogdon showed flashes of the brilliance that was to come, putting in a season-high 16 points in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge against #14 Michigan and scoring in double figures in three ACC games.


UVA basketball: Last year was last year

UVA basketball is coming off a season on the short list of the program’s best seasons ever: ACC regular-season and ACC Tournament championships, a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, a trip to the Sweet 16, 30 wins.


Interview: Akil Mitchell

UVa. senior forward Akil Mitchell talks with reporters after the #1 seed Cavs lost 61-59 to Michigan State in the Sweet 16 on March 28 in Madison Square Garden in New York.


UVa. has no chance: Tom Izzo and destiny

Tony Bennett has no chance of outdueling Tom Izzo. It’s a legacy thing: us UVa. types wouldn’t understand.


Interview: UVa.’s Akil Mitchell talks Sweet 16

UVa. basketball player Akil Mitchell talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 78-60 win over Memphis in the East Regional on Sunday in Raleigh, N.C.


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Notes, Quotes and Comments: #1 UVa. 70, #16 Coastal Carolina 59

Postgame notes and quotes from the press conferences with UVa, coach Tony Bennett, Coastal Carolina coach Cliff Ellis and players from both teams following #1 Virginia’s 70-59 win over CCU on Friday in the NCAA Tournament.


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Video: UVa. ready for Coastal Carolina in NCAA Tournament

Tony Bennett, Joe Harris, and Akil Mitchell talked with the media on Thursday, one day ahead of UVa’s second-round NCAA Tournament opener against Coastal Carolina.


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NCAA Tournament: #1 seed UVa. to face #16 seed Coastal Carolina

No. 1 seed UVa. (28-6) will play No. 16 seed Coastal Carolina (21-12) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 21. Tipoff at PNC Arena (19,700) is set for approximately 9:25 p.m.


That just happened: Tony Bennett out-coached Coach K

Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski, seemed to have the upper hand. His star one-and-done forward, Jabari Parker, was eating UVa.’s lunch and making a run at dinner.


The Champs Are Here! UVa. tops Duke in ACC Tournament Final

With 5:50 to go, Joe Harris found Malcolm Brogdon on a pretty backdoor cut and pass for an easy layup that gave top seed UVa. a 55-53 lead over #3 seed Duke.


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Video: Top 3 UVa. Blocks Against Pitt

Check out UVa.’s Top 3 blocks against Pitt. Darion Atkins, Akil Mitchell, and Justin Anderson all got in on the action.


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#1 seed UVa. faces #3 seed Duke in ACC Tournament Championship

No. 1 seed UVa. (27-6) will play No. 3 seed Duke (26-7) in the 61st annual ACC Tournament final on Sunday, March 16. Tipoff at Greensboro Coliseum (23,500) is set for 1 p.m.


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Podcast: UVA-Pitt ACC Tournament Postgame

Audio from the postgame press conference with UVa. coach Tony Bennett and seniors Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell after the Cavs’ 51-48 win over Pitt in the ACC Tournament semifinals on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.


20 Long Years: UVa. in first ACC Tournament final since 1994

“The Sign” by Ace of Base topped the Billboard Hot 100. “Seinfeld” was “Must-See TV,” and not yet on every channel in the universe on rerun. The year was 1994. The last time UVa. basketball was in an ACC Tournament final.


Video: Akil Mitchell after UVa. tops Pitt in ACC Tournament

Akil Mitchell talks with reporters after UVA’s 51-48 win over Pitt in the 2014 ACC Tournament semifinals Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum.


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#1 UVa. holds off #5 Pitt, 51-48, to advance to ACC Tournament final

Top seed UVa. seemed ready to run away from #5 Pitt. It ended up being the Wahoo defense that sent the program to its first ACC Tournament final in 20 years.


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Preview: #1 UVa. faces #5 Pitt in ACC Tournament semifinals

No. 1 seed UVa. (26-6) will play No. 5 seed Pittsburgh (25-8) in the 61st Annual ACC Tournament semifinals on Saturday, March 15. Tipoff at Greensboro Coliseum (23,500) is set for 1 p.m.


ACC Tournament monkey: It’s off UVa.’s back now

The ghosts of 1995. As every UVa. basketball fan alive knew all too well, that was the last time a Virginia team won a quarterfinal game in the ACC Tournament.


Interview: UVa.’s Akil Mitchell

UVa. basketball player Akil Mitchell talks with Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham after the Cavs’ 64-51 win over Florida State in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.


UVa.’s Malcolm Brogdon named to coaches’ All-ACC first team

UVa redshirt sophomore guard Malcolm Brogdon (Norcross, Ga.) was named to the 2013-14 Coaches All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team and senior guard Joe Harris (Chelan, Wash.) was named to the Coaches All-ACC Second Team, announced Monday (March 10).


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#5 UVa. finishes out ACC regular season at Maryland

#5 UVa. (25-5, 16-1 ACC) completes its ACC regular season at Maryland (16-14, 8-9 ACC) on Sunday, March 9. Tipoff at Comcast Center (17,950) is set for 12 p.m. Virginia clinched its sixth ACC regular-season title (second outright) and its second No. 1 seed for the ACC Tournament with its 75-56 win against Syracuse. The Cavaliers and Terrapins will meet for the final time in regular-season action as ACC opponents.


Video: UVa-Syracuse highlights

UVa. locked up the #1 seed for the ACC tournament with a 75-56 win over Syracuse on Saturday. The Cavaliers were led by a Malcolm Brogdon, who finished with 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Akil Mitchell added 12 points and 9 rebounds. C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis each had 13 points for the Orange.


Notes, Quotes and Comments: #11 UVa. 75, #4 Syracuse 56

UVa. clinched its sixth ACC regular season title and its second outright ACC regular season title (1981). The Cavaliers’ 19-point margin of victory was the largest over a top-five opponent since an 86-66 win over No. 2 North Carolina on Feb. 25, 2001 at University Hall.


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#11 UVa. battles #4 Syracuse in ACC showdown on Saturday

No. 11 UVa. (24-5, 15-1 ACC) hosts No. 4/5 Syracuse (26-2, 13-2 ACC) in ACC action on Saturday, March 1. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 4 p.m. Virginia can clinch its sixth ACC regular-season title (second outright) and its second No. 1 seed for the ACC Tournament with a win against Syracuse.


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UVa. Postgame: Interviews with Akil Mitchell, London Perrantes, Malcolm Brogdon

Interviews with UVa. players Akil Mitchell, London Perrantes and Malcolm Brogdon following Virginia’s 65-40 win over Miami on Feb. 26.


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#11 UVa. rolls past Miami, 65-40, sets up huge showdown with #4 Syracuse

Miami made it interesting for a half, but #11 UVa. held the Hurricanes to four field goals in a dominating second half en route to posting a 65-4o win Wednesday in Charlottesville, Va.


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#11 UVa. hosts Miami in ACC action on Wednesday

#11 UVa. (23-5, 14-1 ACC) continues its three-game homestand against Miami (14-13, 5-9 ACC) on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 7 p.m.


Notes, Quotes and Comments: #14 UVa. 70, Notre Dame 49

UVa. won its school-record 14th ACC game of the season. UVa becomes the fifth school in ACC history to win 14 ACC games in a season (Duke, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina).


Video: #14 UVa. 70, Notre Dame 49

Virginia pulled away in the 2nd half to beat Notre Dame 70-49 at home on Saturday. Malcolm Brogdon led the Cavaliers with 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. Akil Mitchell added 15 points without missing a single field goal attempt. Pat Connaughton had 11 points for Notre Dame in the loss.


#14 UVa. blitzes Notre Dame, 70-49

#14 UVa. broke open a tight game with an extended 25-0 second-half run to vanquish Notre Dame, 70-49, on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.