jump to example.com

Isaiah Wilkins ‘doubtful’ for UVA on Saturday

isaiah wilkins uvaUVA forward Isaiah Wilkins is “doubtful” for the Cavs’ second-round NCAA Tournament game with Florida on Saturday, according to coach Tony Bennett.

Wilkins, a 6’7”, 225-pound junior, was an All-ACC Defensive Team selection this year, and led the conference in box plus/minus, defensive box plus/minus and defensive rating.

“He’s has been the heart and soul of our defense,” Bennett told reporters on Friday at the East Regional in Orlando.

Wilkins has been dealing with the lingering effects of strep throat since the days leading up to UVA’s 70-55 win at N.C. State on Feb. 25.

He has averaged 16.7 minutes per game over Virginia’s last six, a stretch in which the Cavs have gone 5-1.

Wilkins got just five minutes in UVA’s 76-71 win over UNC-Wilmington in a first-round win on Thursday.

“I mentioned last time he was up here, this virus is hanging on. He’s lost some weight and just can’t – he pushed for about four or five minutes, and that was it. He pretty much didn’t have anything left and was having some trouble. He’s doubtful for the game. I’m not expecting him to play. But you never know,” Bennett said.

Recent Posts
Your One-Stop Media Shop
Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including web design, magazine/brochure, TV/radio, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation.
  • Web Design

    You want a new website, but don’t have the first clue as to how to build one. That’s our job. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design and content development. Get your business online for as little as $1,299.
    Learn more about AFP Web Design services.
  • Graphic Design

    The staff at Augusta Free Press Publishing has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association for excellence in layout and design. Whether you need a fresh business card design, rack card, ad, flyer or full magazine design, we can help with all your graphic-design needs.
    Learn more about AFP Graphic Design services.
  • Marketing

    Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.
    Learn more about AFP Marketing services.