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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Tobey led four UVa. players in double figures with 18 points as the #25 Cavaliers won at Davidson, 70-57, on Saturday. Virginia (2-1) led by just two at the half, 29-27, before breaking the game open with a 22-9 run after halftime. Malcolm Brogdon had 17 points, and freshman point guard London Perrantes had five points and five assists in his first career start.
The short answer: Yes, #25 UVa. is ready for #14 VCU, with the Rams coming to town Tuesday night for a hellacious early-season non-conference matchup. The ‘Hoos are three-point favorites, basically pick ‘em on a neutral court. Which is a sign that Virginia basketball has come a long way.
And apparently, I’m on an island of one on this, but no, I’m still not sold on the job that Tony Bennett is doing at UVa. I say that conceding that this year could be a monster year for Bennett’s Cavs, who were ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll today, the first preseason ranking for Virginia since 2001.
Will Tony Bennett’s fifth UVa. basketball team finally break through? Basketball writers seem to think so. The Cavs were ranked 24th in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll released Thursday. The preseason ranking is the first for the program since Virginia started the 2001-2002 season at #11.