Tag: jamil tucker

Tucker dismissed from UVa. hoops team

Bennett cites academic issues as reason Staff Report freepress2@ntelos.net Virginia men’s head basketball coach Tony Bennett has dismissed Jamil Tucker from the team for academic reasons. “We expect our student-athletes to perform to certain standards academically and Jamil has not met those standards,” Bennett said. “We wish him well and will provide assistance where we […]

Exam brake

UVa. gets tough test after layoff with UNCW Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net After playing seven games in an 18-day stretch, then having a week in between games with Penn State and Auburn, the UVa. men’s basketball team had a 12-day break before its next scheduled game with UNC-Wilmington on Saturday. It’s not anything new […]

Tucker says he’ll be back after Cancun Challenge

Story by Chris Graham UVa. senior forward Jamil Tucker told ACCVirginia.com contributor Scott German tonight that he plans to be back with the Virginia basketball team after its trip to Cancun for the final two games of the Cancun Challenge. Tucker was in street clothes for the Cavs’ 79-46 win over Rider Thursday night. The […]

Focus | Bennett: ‘Even thinner’ in post

Story by Chris Graham With AFP Audio UVa. is missing 7-footer Assane Sene (three-game suspension) and 6-9 power forward Jamil Tucker (indefinite leave of absence). So when Mike Scott got into early foul trouble at South Florida Monday night, and eventually fouled out with only 16 minutes logged in the post, the four-guard offense that […]

UVa. loses Tucker to leave of absence

Forward Jamil Tucker is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the Virginia men’s basketball team to focus on personal matters UVa head coach Tony Bennett announced on Wednesday. Tucker, a 6-9 senior from Gary, Ind., will not play in games or practice with the team during his leave of absence. “Jamil has some things […]

They make you play their game

Duggar Baucom has you beat before you even make it to courtside. “They play you against you, things that you work on every day. They play you against yourself,” UVa. coach Dave Leitao said after his ‘Hoos had eeked out a 107-97 victory over Baucom’s VMI Keydets Sunday in Charlottesville in a game that had […]