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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 basketball opens ACC play at Miami on Saturday

No. 3 UVA (12-0) opens ACC action at Miami (10-3) on Saturday, Jan. 3. Tipoff at BankUnited Center is set for 5:30 p.m.

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.

‘Hoos stepping up to fill void left by Joe Harris, Akil Mitchell at UVA?

The big question for UVA basketball coming into the 2014-2015 season had to do with who would step up to fill the voids left by the graduations of Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell.

Preview: #8 UVA basketball opens 2014-2015 at JMU

On paper, the season opener for eighth-ranked UVA basketball at in-state rival JMU on Friday isn’t much of a game.

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Step forward: UVA basketball looks to build on success

As a freshman in 2011-2012, UVA guard Malcolm Brogdon showed flashes of the brilliance that was to come, putting in a season-high 16 points in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge against #14 Michigan and scoring in double figures in three ACC games.

UVA basketball: Last year was last year

UVA basketball is coming off a season on the short list of the program’s best seasons ever: ACC regular-season and ACC Tournament championships, a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, a trip to the Sweet 16, 30 wins.

Interview: Akil Mitchell

UVa. senior forward Akil Mitchell talks with reporters after the #1 seed Cavs lost 61-59 to Michigan State in the Sweet 16 on March 28 in Madison Square Garden in New York.

UVa. has no chance: Tom Izzo and destiny

Tony Bennett has no chance of outdueling Tom Izzo. It’s a legacy thing: us UVa. types wouldn’t understand.

Interview: UVa.’s Akil Mitchell talks Sweet 16

UVa. basketball player Akil Mitchell talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 78-60 win over Memphis in the East Regional on Sunday in Raleigh, N.C.

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Notes, Quotes and Comments: #1 UVa. 70, #16 Coastal Carolina 59

Postgame notes and quotes from the press conferences with UVa, coach Tony Bennett, Coastal Carolina coach Cliff Ellis and players from both teams following #1 Virginia’s 70-59 win over CCU on Friday in the NCAA Tournament.

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Video: UVa. ready for Coastal Carolina in NCAA Tournament

Tony Bennett, Joe Harris, and Akil Mitchell talked with the media on Thursday, one day ahead of UVa’s second-round NCAA Tournament opener against Coastal Carolina.

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NCAA Tournament: #1 seed UVa. to face #16 seed Coastal Carolina

No. 1 seed UVa. (28-6) will play No. 16 seed Coastal Carolina (21-12) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 21. Tipoff at PNC Arena (19,700) is set for approximately 9:25 p.m.

That just happened: Tony Bennett out-coached Coach K

Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski, seemed to have the upper hand. His star one-and-done forward, Jabari Parker, was eating UVa.’s lunch and making a run at dinner.

The Champs Are Here! UVa. tops Duke in ACC Tournament Final

With 5:50 to go, Joe Harris found Malcolm Brogdon on a pretty backdoor cut and pass for an easy layup that gave top seed UVa. a 55-53 lead over #3 seed Duke.

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Video: Top 3 UVa. Blocks Against Pitt

Check out UVa.’s Top 3 blocks against Pitt. Darion Atkins, Akil Mitchell, and Justin Anderson all got in on the action.


#1 seed UVa. faces #3 seed Duke in ACC Tournament Championship

No. 1 seed UVa. (27-6) will play No. 3 seed Duke (26-7) in the 61st annual ACC Tournament final on Sunday, March 16. Tipoff at Greensboro Coliseum (23,500) is set for 1 p.m.

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Podcast: UVA-Pitt ACC Tournament Postgame

Audio from the postgame press conference with UVa. coach Tony Bennett and seniors Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell after the Cavs’ 51-48 win over Pitt in the ACC Tournament semifinals on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.

20 Long Years: UVa. in first ACC Tournament final since 1994

“The Sign” by Ace of Base topped the Billboard Hot 100. “Seinfeld” was “Must-See TV,” and not yet on every channel in the universe on rerun. The year was 1994. The last time UVa. basketball was in an ACC Tournament final.

Video: Akil Mitchell after UVa. tops Pitt in ACC Tournament

Akil Mitchell talks with reporters after UVA’s 51-48 win over Pitt in the 2014 ACC Tournament semifinals Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

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#1 UVa. holds off #5 Pitt, 51-48, to advance to ACC Tournament final

Top seed UVa. seemed ready to run away from #5 Pitt. It ended up being the Wahoo defense that sent the program to its first ACC Tournament final in 20 years.

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Preview: #1 UVa. faces #5 Pitt in ACC Tournament semifinals

No. 1 seed UVa. (26-6) will play No. 5 seed Pittsburgh (25-8) in the 61st Annual ACC Tournament semifinals on Saturday, March 15. Tipoff at Greensboro Coliseum (23,500) is set for 1 p.m.

ACC Tournament monkey: It’s off UVa.’s back now

The ghosts of 1995. As every UVa. basketball fan alive knew all too well, that was the last time a Virginia team won a quarterfinal game in the ACC Tournament.

Interview: UVa.’s Akil Mitchell

UVa. basketball player Akil Mitchell talks with Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham after the Cavs’ 64-51 win over Florida State in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.

UVa.’s Malcolm Brogdon named to coaches’ All-ACC first team

UVa redshirt sophomore guard Malcolm Brogdon (Norcross, Ga.) was named to the 2013-14 Coaches All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team and senior guard Joe Harris (Chelan, Wash.) was named to the Coaches All-ACC Second Team, announced Monday (March 10).

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#5 UVa. finishes out ACC regular season at Maryland

#5 UVa. (25-5, 16-1 ACC) completes its ACC regular season at Maryland (16-14, 8-9 ACC) on Sunday, March 9. Tipoff at Comcast Center (17,950) is set for 12 p.m. Virginia clinched its sixth ACC regular-season title (second outright) and its second No. 1 seed for the ACC Tournament with its 75-56 win against Syracuse. The Cavaliers and Terrapins will meet for the final time in regular-season action as ACC opponents.

Video: UVa-Syracuse highlights

UVa. locked up the #1 seed for the ACC tournament with a 75-56 win over Syracuse on Saturday. The Cavaliers were led by a Malcolm Brogdon, who finished with 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Akil Mitchell added 12 points and 9 rebounds. C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis each had 13 points for the Orange.

Notes, Quotes and Comments: #11 UVa. 75, #4 Syracuse 56

UVa. clinched its sixth ACC regular season title and its second outright ACC regular season title (1981). The Cavaliers’ 19-point margin of victory was the largest over a top-five opponent since an 86-66 win over No. 2 North Carolina on Feb. 25, 2001 at University Hall.

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#11 UVa. battles #4 Syracuse in ACC showdown on Saturday

No. 11 UVa. (24-5, 15-1 ACC) hosts No. 4/5 Syracuse (26-2, 13-2 ACC) in ACC action on Saturday, March 1. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 4 p.m. Virginia can clinch its sixth ACC regular-season title (second outright) and its second No. 1 seed for the ACC Tournament with a win against Syracuse.

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UVa. Postgame: Interviews with Akil Mitchell, London Perrantes, Malcolm Brogdon

Interviews with UVa. players Akil Mitchell, London Perrantes and Malcolm Brogdon following Virginia’s 65-40 win over Miami on Feb. 26.

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#11 UVa. rolls past Miami, 65-40, sets up huge showdown with #4 Syracuse

Miami made it interesting for a half, but #11 UVa. held the Hurricanes to four field goals in a dominating second half en route to posting a 65-4o win Wednesday in Charlottesville, Va.

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#11 UVa. hosts Miami in ACC action on Wednesday

#11 UVa. (23-5, 14-1 ACC) continues its three-game homestand against Miami (14-13, 5-9 ACC) on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 7 p.m.

Notes, Quotes and Comments: #14 UVa. 70, Notre Dame 49

UVa. won its school-record 14th ACC game of the season. UVa becomes the fifth school in ACC history to win 14 ACC games in a season (Duke, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina).

Video: #14 UVa. 70, Notre Dame 49

Virginia pulled away in the 2nd half to beat Notre Dame 70-49 at home on Saturday. Malcolm Brogdon led the Cavaliers with 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. Akil Mitchell added 15 points without missing a single field goal attempt. Pat Connaughton had 11 points for Notre Dame in the loss.

#14 UVa. blitzes Notre Dame, 70-49

#14 UVa. broke open a tight game with an extended 25-0 second-half run to vanquish Notre Dame, 70-49, on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

Notes, Quotes and Comments: #14 UVa. 57, Virginia Tech 53

UVa. extended its win streak to 10 games, its first 10-game ACC win streak since 1981-82. The Cavaliers posted its school record seventh ACC road win.

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#17 UVa. basketball travels to Clemson on Saturday

#17 UVa. (20-5, 11-1 ACC) plays at Clemson (15-8, 6-5 ACC) in ACC action on Saturday, Feb. 15. Tipoff at Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) is set for 12 p.m.

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Notes, Quotes and Comments: #17 UVa. 61, Maryland 53

UVa. won its eighth consecutive game, its longest ACC win streak since 1982-83. The Cavaliers’ 11-1 record marks their best ACC start since opening the 1981-82 season 12-1 in league play

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#20 UVa. rallies, blisters Georgia Tech, 64-45

Georgia Tech was a tough out, but #20 UVa. held the Yellow Jackets without a field goal for the final 9:52 to fuel a game-ending 22-1 run in posting a 64-45 win Saturday in Atlanta.

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UVa. coasts past Boston College, 77-67

#20 UVa. jumped out to a 20-5 lead in the opening 10 minutes, then coasted, perhaps a bit too much, in defeating Boston College 77-67 Wednesday night in Charlottesville, Va.

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#20 UVa. basketball hosts Boston College on Wednesday

No. 20/21 UVa. (17-5, 8-1 ACC) hosts Boston College (6-15, 2-6 ACC) in ACC action on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 7 p.m.

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Last-second three lifts UVa. to 48-45 win at #18 Pitt

Malcolm Brogdon drained a three-pointer with four-tenths of a second left to lift UVa. to a 48-45 win at #18 Pitt Sunday afternoon.

Chris Graham: UVa.’s London Perrantes, Akil Mitchell, Joe Harris

The difference between the middling 9-4 non-conference UVa. basketball team and the team that is 5-1 in the ACC is clear: London Perrantes.

Torrid UVa. men’s basketball blasts North Carolina, 76-61

UVa. broke open a close game with a 12-2 run to close out the first half, and blasted reeling North Carolina 76-61 in Charlottesville Monday night.

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Virginia men’s basketball hosts Florida State in ACC action on Saturday

Virginia (12-5, 3-1 ACC) begins its three-game homestand against Florida State (12-4, 3-1 ACC) on Saturday, Jan. 18. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 12 p.m.


Late Virginia rally falls short in 69-65 loss at Duke

An 11-0 Virginia run erased an 11-point Duke lead, but the Blue Devils took the lead for good on a three-pointer from the left corner by Rasheed Sulaimon with 18.6 seconds left, and held on for a 69-65 win Monday night in Durham.

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Chris Graham: The unlikely UVa. basketball turnaround

Tennesse 87, Virginia 52. Seems like an eternity ago, doesn’t it? UVa. left Knoxville beaten, battered, one of the bigger disappointments in college basketball.

UVa. basketball romps over NC State, 76-45

UVa. led 21-4 at the 11:14 first-half media timeout. Somehow, things then got worse for NC State. Virginia shot 60 percent in the first half and held the Wolfpack to 28.9 percent shooting for the game en route to an easy 76-45 win in Raleigh Saturday.

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UVa. men’s basketball travels to NC State on Saturday

UVa. (11-4) plays at NC State (11-4) in ACC action on Saturday, Jan. 11. Tipoff at PNC Arena (19,700) is set for 5 p.m. The Virginia-NC State game will be televised on ESPN2 and online at WatchESPN.com.

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Virginia holds off Florida State rally, wins 62-50

Virginia led by as many as 22 points, then held off a late Florida State rally, to win its ACC opener, 62-50, on Saturday. The Cavs (10-4, 1-0 ACC) only got two minutes out of leading scorer Joe Harris, who left after suffering a possible concussion early in the first half. UVa. also struggled mightily from the foul line, making just 18 of its 33 attempts from the charity stripe.

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UVa. men’s basketball opens ACC play at Florida State on Saturday

UVa. (9-4) opens its 61st year of ACC play at Florida State (9-3) on Saturday, Jan. 4. Tipoff at Donald L. Tucker Center (12,100) in Tallahassee is set for 5 p.m. ET.

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UVa. men’s basketball travels to Tennessee Monday night

UVa. (9-3) concludes non-conference play at Tennessee (7-4) on Monday, Dec. 30. Tipoff at Thompson-Boling Arena (21,678) is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Virginia-Tennessee game will be televised on ESPN2 and broadcast on the Virginia Sports Radio Network. Live statistics (GameTracker) are located on VirginiaSports.com, as well as the Virginia Sports app.

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Virginia holds off pesky Norfolk State, 66-56

A 6-0 second-half run pulled Norfolk State even, but Virginia responded with an extended 20-5 run to regain control and held off a couple of late Spartan charges en route to a 66-56 win Monday night in Charlottesville. UVa. (9-3) led by as many as 10 in the first half, but Norfolk State (8-5) was able to hang around.

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Virginia rolls to easy 67-42 win over Navy

Anthony Gill had 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting, Joe Harris had 16 on 7-of-8 shooting, and Virginia dominated the boards against a smaller Navy team en route to posting a 67-42 win Tuesday in Charlottesville. UVa. (3-1) went on a 13-0 run to open up a 30-12 lead at the 2:01 mark of the first half. Navy (2-3) didn’t get any closer than 14 the rest of the way.

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Postgame Blog: UVa. basketball vs. Navy

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham was courtside at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville for tonight’s basketball game between UVa. (3-1) and Navy (2-3), won by Virginia by a 67-42 final. Anthony Gill had 18 points (8-9 FG) for Virginia, while Joe Harris had 16 points (7-8 FG), and Mike Tobey and Malcolm Brogdon each had 13 (each 6-10 FG). UVa. shoots 56.6 percent from the field and outrebounds Navy 40-19.