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UVA alum Joe Harris headed to NBA Finals

Cleveland finished off a four-game sweep of the #1 seed Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals with a blowout win on Tuesday night. It was such a blowout that little-used rookie Joe Harris got in with six minutes to go, enough time for the UVA alum to score seven points and dish out an assist while running the offense at the point.


Inside the ACC Tournament: ‘Bringing Your A Game’ set to air on ESPNU

It is never too soon for a look back at one of the more memorable New York Life ACC Tournaments. “Bringing Your A Game: The 2015 New York Life ACC Tournament” documents this year’s historic event in Greensboro, which featured the first-ever Tuesday games, a Saturday night championship game for the first time since 1981, and the first-ever championship trophy for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

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Richmond basketball adds Continental Tire Las Vegas holiday event

Richmond men’s basketball will be competing in the 15th annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, the tournament group announced today.

Schedule announced for Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Defending Division I men’s college basketball national champion Duke as well as 2015 Final Four participants Wisconsin and Michigan State are among the teams in this season’s 17th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge from November 30 to December 2.

UVA Basketball: Bennett, Brogdon and Anderson honored by VaSID

UVA basketball’s Tony Bennett, Malcolm Brogdon (Atlanta, Ga.) and Justin Anderson (Montross, Va.) were honored by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) on Tuesday (May 12).

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William and Mary basketball’s Marcus Thornton selected to NBA Draft Combine

Chicago will be Marcus Thornton’s Kind of Town as the William & Mary men’s basketball senior was selected to take part in the 2015 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft Combine on Wednesday.

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Shawn Postiglione named men’s basketball coach at Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College director of athletics Curt Kendall has announced the hiring of Randolph-Macon assistant Shawn Postiglione as the school’s new head men’s basketball coach.

JMU’s Lauren Okafor taken by Atlanta Dream in third round of WNBA Draft

With the 34th overall pick, the Atlanta Dream drafted James Madison redshirt-senior center Lauren Okafor in the third round of the 2015 WNBA Draft with the team’s second pick.

So, Mark Cuban: The NBA isn’t horrible, ridiculous?

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, he of the hot take, said this week that college basketball is, among other things, “horrible” and “ridiculous,” that it’s “uglier than ugly,” and that the poor state of play in college basketball is hurting the NBA game.


College basketball: Slow, boring, nobody watching, and it’s somehow the fault of UVA basketball

What an impossibly boring college basketball final weekend. Wisconsin barely broke 70 in beating #1 Kentucky, and we had to be impressed with the Badgers’ effort, because, hey, 70.


Memo to Geno: Women’s basketball is the joke

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma told reporters on a conference call today that men’s basketball is a “joke” and “so far behind the times it’s unbelievable.”

Fishburne PG basketball coach Ed Huckaby: We changed lives

Fishburne Military School postgraduate basketball coach Ed Huckaby was “surprised” when he learned Monday that the school was disbanding its PG program after a six-year run.

Fishburne Military School disbands postgrad basketball program

Fishburne Military School officially announced the end of its postgraduate basketball program Wednesday.

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Diekvoss, Smithen to transfer from Richmond basketball program

Richmond men’s basketball freshmen Chandler Diekvoss and Kadeem Smithen will be transferring from the program, head coach Chris Mooney has announced.

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Bridgewater College basketball coach Don Burgess resigns

Bridgewater College athletics director Curt Kendall announced today that Don Burgess, head coach of the college’s men’s basketball program for the past seven years, has resigned.

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett named USBWA National Coach of the Year

Sixth-year UVA head coach Tony Bennett was named 2014-15 U.S. Basketball Writers Association Henry Iba National Coach of the Year, announced Monday (March 23) by USBWA.

#12 JMU falls 90-80 to #5 Ohio State in NCAA Tournament First Round

Despite 28 points from junior guard Precious Hall, the 12th-seeded James Madison women’s basketball team dropped a 90-80 decision in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to fifth-seeded Ohio State at Carmichael Arena on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

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Tulsa downs William and Mary in NIT, 70-67

On display numerous times in 2014-15, that never quit attitude of the William and Mary men’s basketball team did not stop on Tuesday night, the Tribe just ran out of a time in a 70-67 loss at Tulsa in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament.

Press Conference: Miami after win over Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament

Miami coach Jim Larranaga and players Tonye Jekiri and Sheldon McClellan talk with reporters after the Hurricanes’ 59-49 win over Virginia Tech in the 2015 ACC Tournament.

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#7 NC State batters #10 Pitt, 81-70, in ACC Tournament

Seventh seed NC State took control midway through the first half and coasted past #10 seed Pitt, 81-70, in the second round of the 2015 ACC Tournament on Wednesday.

Press Conference: Florida State defeats Clemson in ACC Tournament

Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton and players Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Montay Brandon talk with reporters after the ‘Noles defeated Clemson, 76-73, in the 2015 ACC Tournament.

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#5 UNC dominates second half, tops #12 Boston College, 81-63, in ACC Tournament

Fifth seed UNC broke open a tight first half with a 14-5 run that closed out the first 20 minutes, and held off a couple of Boston College second-half charges to top the 12 seed, 81-63, on Wednesday in the second round of the ACC Tournament.

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Florida State gears up for rematch with top seed UVA in ACC Tournament

Florida State led UVA by one with 10:33 to go when the two teams met in Charlottesville last month. Then the Seminoles went ice cold, scoring just four points in the final 10:33 in what turned into a 51-41 loss.


ACC Tournament Wednesday: Today’s Storylines

Can Virginia Tech live another day at the ACC Tournament? Yes, the Hokies can, but they’re going to need another big effort from Jalen Hudson.

Video: Highlights of Virginia Tech-Wake Forest from the 2015 ACC Tournament

Virginia Tech freshman Jalen Hudson exploded onto the scene in his first-ever appearance in an ACC Tournament game, scoring a career-high 32 points to lead the Hokies to an 81-80 win over Wake Forest. Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 23 points to fuel a second-half comeback, but Hudson’s go-ahead basket in the final minute sealed it for Virginia Tech.

Live Blog: Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest in the 2015 ACC Tournament

Augusta Free Press is courtside at the 2015 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The second first-round game pits #11 seed Wake Forest (13-18, 5-13 ACC) and #14 seed Virginia Tech (10-21, 2-16 ACC). The opening tip is set for 3:20 p.m.

Live Blog: Boston College vs. Georgia Tech in the 2015 ACC Tournament

Augusta Free Press is courtside at the 2015 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The opening first-round game pits #12 seed Boston College (12-18, 4-14 ACC) and #13 seed Georgia Tech (12-18, 3-15 ACC). The opening tip is set for 1 p.m.


Okafor, Brogdon highlight All-ACC Coaches Team

The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the 2015 All-ACC Team, as voted upon by the league’s 15 head coaches.

Mercer tops VMI in SoCon Tournament

The #3-seeded Mercer Bears used a 26-4 first half run to break open the game and went on to an 89-61 win over the #6-seeded VMI Keydets Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the 2015 Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championship.

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UVA women’s basketball bounced by Miami from ACC Tournament

The eighth-seeded Miami Hurricanes held ninth-seeded UVA scoreless for a stretch of six minutes in the second half – and to 12 total points in the final 13 minutes – to post a 62-52 win at the Greensboro Coliseum.

JMU women’s basketball ties school record in 107-58 win over Charleston

The James Madison women’s basketball team tied a program record for most points scored in a game Wednesday night with a 107-58 victory over College of Charleston on Senior Night at the JMU Convocation Center.

Longwood takes down Presbyterian, advances to Big South Quarterfinal

Longwood (10-22) rode 25 points from junior Shaquille Johnson to a first-round upset of eighth-seeded Presbyterian, 65-61, Wednesday afternoon at The HTC Center in the first game of the 2015 VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Championship.


What’s bad for college basketball? College basketball

A considerable number of keystrokes have been wasted by columnists lacking anything else better to write on how second-ranked UVA is bad for college basketball.

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UVA hoops on icy start: Chill out, we got this

UVA looked like anything but the second-best team in the country. It took the Cavs 8:30 to score their first points, and five and a half minutes later, they still had just that two points.


ACC Bubble Watch: NC State, Miami, Pitt on the outside looking in?

What about State? Life on the NCAA bubble is like a ride on a roller coaster. N.C. State was at a crest after its win on the road at North Carolina mid-week, and then at a valley after its double-digit loss at Boston College on Saturday.

JMU women’s basketball rallies, wins at Delaware, 74-71

James Madison women’s basketball erased an 11-point first-half deficit at Delaware on Sunday afternoon to take home a 74-71 win in the final road game of the regular season.

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Hot Richmond Spiders win fourth in a row

The Richmond Spiders made winning plays in the final minute yet again, holding off a late Saint Joseph’s rally to win 63-57 in the City of Brotherly Love.


Storming the court: ESPN is going to get somebody killed

If you watched ESPN after last night’s Kansas State upset of eighth-ranked Kansas, you saw the anchors beside themselves over the court storm by K-State fans.

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UVA women’s basketball surges past Virginia Tech

The UVA women’s basketball team (16-11, 6-8 ACC) earned a 73-59 victory over Virginia Tech (10-17, 1-13 ACC) on Sunday (Feb. 22) at John Paul Jones Arena.

Second-half run pushes Winthrop past Longwood, 83-59

Winthrop used a 22-2 run over a six-minute span early in the second half to pull away from Longwood on the way to an 83-59 victory Saturday evening in Willett Hall.