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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.


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Five observations on Wisconsin-Kentucky: Yeah, that was historic

Wisconsin had a huge night on offense: You don’t notice it right away, because the final score was just 71-64, but the Badgers were two next levels ahead of every other Kentucky opponent this season on offense.


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The ball is tipped: Can Kentucky finish historic run?

Can Kentucky complete the 40-0 run? The Wildcats take aim at college basketball history this weekend, facing Wisconsin Saturday in the second semifinal at the Final Four.


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Five takeaways from Kentucky win over Notre Dame

Notre Dame laid out a nice blueprint for Kentucky’s next two opponents: Spread the floor, have post players on the move, stay in front on defense, limit turnovers, and it’s doable. Kentucky had to go 9-for-9 from the floor in the final 12 minutes to pull out a two-point win against a small, thin Notre Dame team. This was truly David vs. Goliath. Goliath executed better late.


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Breaking down the Elite Eight: Any upsets in the making?

Sixty-eight is now down to an Elite Eight. Some usual suspects (Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke, Arizona, Gonzaga), a couple unexpected (Notre Dame, Louisville, Michigan State). How does it all shake out by the end of the night Sunday?


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ESPN knows what college basketball needs: Don’t believe the hype

Let’s do a blind taste test on stats from three ACC teams in ESPN college basketball games this week. Just for fun, you know, no other reason.


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UVA basketball: Doom and gloom

To say atop the standings in the ACC and in contention for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, writes ESPN.com columnist C.L. Brown, second-ranked UVA needs to recalibrate its offense.


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What’s wrong with Pat Forde writing about college basketball, and how to fix it

Pat Forde still writes about college basketball, which is newsworthy in itself. He doesn’t do it all that well. OK, to put it bluntly, he sucks.


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UVA Basketball Notebook: News and Notes Post-Georgia Tech

The 57-28 win over Georgia Tech on Thursday temporarily lifts UVA to the top spot in the KenPom.com Ratings.


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Not exactly breaking news: But no, Kentucky will not go undefeated

Kentucky, of course, still has a “legitimate shot to finish the regular season undefeated.” This from ESPN basketball guru Seth Greenberg late Tuesday, otherwise explaining away how the supposedly indomitable Wildcats escaped its SEC opener with unranked Ole Miss, winning 89-86 in overtime.


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UVA basketball remains at #3 in national polls

UVA basketball is holding steady in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this week at #3.


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UVA basketball moves up to #3 in both national polls

UVA basketball, off to its first 11-0 start since 1992-1993, moved up two spots to #3 in the AP and coaches polls on Monday.


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#14 Kentucky tops #25 JMU softball in NCAA Tournament

Kentucky catcher Griffin Joiner hit a go-ahead single in the bottom of the sixth inning to lead No. 14 Kentucky to a 2-1 win over No. 25 JMU in the winners’ bracket game of the Lexington Regional at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky, Saturday.


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Defending NCAA champ UVa. men’s tennis hosts NCAA tourney

The reigning NCAA champion UVa. men’s tennis team will begin its quest for another title this weekend by hosting first and second round action of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center.


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VMI baseball shocks Kentucky in ninth, 10-9

Cameron Walter laced a single up the middle with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, scoring two runs to give the VMI Keydets a 10-9, walk-off victory over the Kentucky Wildcats, 10-9, in non-conference baseball action Sunday at Brooks Field in Wilmington, N.C.


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#1 and done: UVa. baseball drops season opener to Kentucky, 8-3

The top-ranked UVa. baseball team opened the 2014 season Friday afternoon with an 8-3 loss to Kentucky in the Hughes Bros. Challenge in Wilmington, N.C. UK used a four-run fourth inning to rally from an early deficit in earning the season-opening victory.


Weekend Watchdog: Opening up and closing down

In college basketball, four teams are vying for number one. In major league baseball, everybody’s tied for first place. The 2011 Major League Baseball season gets going on a Thursday this year, with three games on ESPN. The Tigers visit the Yankees at 1 p.m. and the Padres take on the Cardinals at 4 p.m. […]


Weekend Watchdog: Opening up and closing down

In college basketball, four teams are vying for number one. In major league baseball, everybody’s tied for first place. The 2011 Major League Baseball season gets going on a Thursday this year, with three games on ESPN. The Tigers visit the Yankees at 1 p.m. and the Padres take on the Cardinals at 4 p.m. […]


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 […]