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Bigger issue for UVA basketball: Replacing Justin Anderson or Darion Atkins?

Basketball writers had UVA at the top of the way, way, way too early polls looking at the 2015-2016 season, predicated upon the assumption that guard Justin Anderson would return for his senior season.


Darion Atkins: UVA basketball will miss its glue guy

At first glance, UVA senior forward Darion Atkins was throwing his teammates under the bus, telling reporters after the Cavs’ 60-54 upset loss to Michigan State on Sunday, among other things, that he felt like his teammates “were just playing like some pussies,” and that he was “alone out there at times.”


UVA basketball’s Darion Atkins apologizes for strong comments after Michigan State loss

UVA basketball senior Darion Atkins has apologized to teammates and coaches for critical comments to reporters after the Cavs’ upset loss to Michigan State on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament.


Video: Darion Atkins talks UVA-Michigan State NCAA Tournament rematch

After last year’s upsetting loss to Michigan State, the Hoos are back to try and get through the Spartans on their way to Indy. Senior forward Darion Atkins talks about the rematch and being “more alert” in this one-on-one with the ACCDN’s Jeff Fischel!


Video: UVA basketball players Darion Atkins, Malcolm Brogdon on NCAA Tournament

UVA basketball players Darion Atkins and Malcolm Brogdon talk with reporters about the Cavs’ upcoming appearance in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.


Video: UVA players talk Florida State win at ACC Tournament

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham interviews UVA basketball players Darion Atkins, Mike Tobey, Evan Nolte and Anthony Gill after the Cavs’ win over Florida State in the 2015 ACC Tournament.


UVA’s Bennett named ACC coach of the year: Brogdon, Atkins, Anderson, Gill honored

The UVA men’s basketball team had four players earn All-ACC awards Sunday as the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) announced its 2014-15 honors. The Cavaliers tied a school record with three All-ACC selections, while Tony Bennett repeated as ACC Coach of the Year and senior Darion Atkins (Clinton, Md.) was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year.


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Interviews: UVA basketball players Darion Atkins, Malcolm Brogdon, London Perrantes, Anthony Gill

UVA basketball players Darion Atkins, Malcolm Brogdon, London Perrantes and Anthony Gill talk with reporters after the second-ranked Cavs defeated Virginia Tech, 69-57, in ACC basketball action on Saturday.


Video: Interviews with UVA basketball players Darion Atkins, Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill

Interviews with UVA basketball players Darion Atkins, Malcolm Brogdon and Anthony Gill after the second-ranked Cavs defeated Florida State, 51-41, on Sunday in ACC basketball action.


Press Conference: UVA basketball player Darion Atkins

UVA basketball player Darion Atkins talks with reporters after the second-ranked Cavs defeated Florida State, 51-41, on Sunday.


Postgame: UVA players Marial Shayok, Malcolm Brogdon, London Perrantes, Darion Atkins after Pitt win

UVA basketball players Marial Shayok, Malcolm Brogdon, London Perrantes and Darion Atkins talk with reporters after the second-ranked Cavs defeated Pitt, 61-49, on Monday in ACC action.


Video: Interview with UVA basketball player Darion Atkins

UVA basketball player Darion Atkins talks with reporters following the second-ranked Cavs’ 50-47 win at Virginia Tech on Sunday.


What is up with UVA forward Anthony Gill?

Remember back when Anthony Gill was dominating Davidson en route to scoring a season-high 25 points in a UVA win on Dec. 30?


Taking care of business: #2 UVA patiently dismantles Clemson

Second-ranked UVA led just 25-19 at the half, and Clemson had to feel some confidence going into the locker room.


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#2 UVA basketball: And there’s room for improvement for Cavs?

UVA has hit a new high in the post-Ralph Sampson years with the #2 rankings in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this week. But is there actually room for improvement for the Cavs?


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 rallies from eight down, tops #13 Notre Dame, 62-56

Third-ranked UVA trailed #13 Notre Dame by as many as eight in the second half, but a late 9-0 run broke open a tie game, and the Cavs escaped South Bend with a 62-56 win Saturday night.


Minutes becoming an issue for #3 UVA?

The quick answer: no. Though four UVA players logged 30+ minutes in the 61-51 win over N.C. State on Wednesday (London Perrantes 35, Malcolm Brogdon 34, Justin Anderson/Anthony Gill 32), only one Cav is averaging more than 30 minutes per game this season (Perrantes at 32.4).


Video: UVA basketball player Darion Atkins

UVA basketball player Darion Atkins talks with reporters after the third-ranked Cavs defeated N.C. State, 61-51, on Jan. 7.


Press Conference: UVA coach Tony Bennett

UVA coach Tony Bennett talks with reporters after the third-ranked Cavs defeated N.C. State, 61-51, on Wednesday.


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#3 UVA escapes Miami in 2 OTs, 89-80

London Perrantes scored a career-high 26 points, a Justin Anderson three with 12.1 seconds left in the first overtime gave third-ranked UVA new life, and the Cavs outscored upset-minded Miami 18-9 in the second OT to escape with an 89-80 win Saturday in Coral Gables, Fla.


Press Conference: UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett

UVA basketball Tony Bennett talks with reporters after the third-ranked Cavs’ 83-72 win over Davidson on Tuesday.


#3 UVA rallies, downs Davidson, 83-72

Davidson led by as many as 12 points in the first half. Then third-ranked UVA went big. Anthony Gill scored a season-high 25 points, 19 in the second half on 8-of-9 shooting from the field, and the Cavs improved to 12-0 with an 83-72 win over the Wildcats before a sellout crowd at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., on Tuesday.


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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.


#7 UVA rolls past #21 Maryland, 76-65

Seventh-ranked UVA jumped out to an early 14-4 lead at #21 Maryland and was able to keep its distance from the Terps the rest of the way in posting a 76-65 win on Wednesday in College Park, Md.