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Boeheim’s gamble pays off for Syracuse

London Perrantes connected from three with 9:32 to go to put UVA up 15. Writers were thinking up ledes about how Cavs fans were about to party like it was 1984.

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Live Blog: UVA faces Syracuse in the Elite Eight

Join Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham on our live blog as #1 seed Virginia (29-7) faces #10 seed Syracuse (22-13) in the Midwest Regional final Sunday night.

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How does UVA approach the Syracuse 2-3 zone?

UVA has beaten Syracuse in each of the past three seasons, and shot well against the Orange 2-3 zone each time, going over 50 percent from the field twice.


Press Conference: Syracuse on the eve of the Elite Eight

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim joins several Orange players talking with reporters on the eve of an Elite Eight matchup with UVA on Sunday.

Press Conference: UVA talks Elite Eight matchup with Syracuse

UVA coach Tony Bennett and a group of Cavs players talk with reporters on the eve of the matchup with Syracuse in the Elite Eight on Sunday.

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Game Notes: Virginia vs. Syracuse in the Elite Eight

No. 1 seed Virginia (29-7) plays No. 10 seed Syracuse (22-13) in the Midwest Regional final of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.

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Game Preview: UVA, Syracuse meet with Final Four berth on the line

UVA played Syracuse more than two months ago. The world was a different place then. For starters, the starters: Jack Salt.

Podcast: UVA advances to Elite Eight

Augusta Free Press staffers Chris Graham and Scott German talk UVA basketball with the top seed Cavs advancing to the Elite Eight.

Elite Eight! Top seed UVA blasts Iowa State, 84-71

UVA jumped out to a 20-5 lead in the opening seven minutes, then held off Georges Niang and Iowa State in an 84-71 win Friday night in the Sweet 16.

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?

JMU men’s soccer to face UNC in NCAA Tournament

After winning the CAA Tournament Sunday to clinch the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, the JMU men’s soccer team has been selected to play North Carolina for the first round of the College Cup.

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EMU men’s basketball has high expectations for 2014-2015

The talent is there for something special to happen. But EMU men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean says it comes down to one simple thing – chemistry.

Atlantic 10 men’s basketball 2017, 2018 championship sites announced

The Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Championship will take on a new look and vibe when it moves to CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 2017 and to Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., in 2018.

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A-10 announces schedule pairings for 2014-15 men’s basketball season

For the first time since the 1990-91 season, the Atlantic 10 Conference will boast an 18-game conference schedule this upcoming season as the league officially released the men’s basketball conference pairings for the 2014-15 season today.

#1 seed UVa. comes up short in Sweet 16 to Michigan State, 61-59

A late 7-0 UVa. run tied the game with 1:53 left, but Michigan State made the big plays down the stretch, and got the benefit of a controversial no-call, and the fourth-seeded Spartans advanced to the Elite Eight with a 61-59 win over the top-seeded Cavaliers Friday night in Madison Square Garden in New York.

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.


VMI accepts invitation to CollegeInsider.com Basketball Tournament

For the first time in 37 years, a VMI basketball squad will be participating in a postseason tournament. VMI has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Basketball Tournament

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Chris Graham: UVa. ain’t won nuthin’ yet

Sunday’s loss at Maryland ought to scare the hell out of UVa. basketball fans because March. Put it this way: March is not kind to Virginia hoops, the March 1 win over Syracuse to clinch the 2014 ACC regular-season title notwithstanding.

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Chris Graham: The Top 10 UVa. home basketball games post-Ralph Sampson

With the huge UVa.-Syracuse showdown looming, it seems a good time to look back at the biggest home games played in Charlottesville since Ralph Sampson played his last game in University Hall in 1983.

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Chris Graham: First 6-1 ACC start for UVa. since … when, again?

Think back to the last time UVa. basketball was 6-1 in the ACC. No, not the 1994-1995 team that went to the Elite Eight. That seems to be the year that a lot of us remember, because it was only 19 years ago, and that team did win a share of the ACC regular-season title.

Chris Graham: Yes, Virginia, that Tennessee game just happened

It was as good a time as any to look at the RPI ratings. Going into Monday’s game at Tennessee, Virginia was a decent, if middling, 51st overall, sandwiched between VCU and Mercer. An RPI rating of 51 doesn’t guarantee you an NCAA bid, but you’re close, and if you’re UVa., you’ve got the whole ACC season to build on what was going into Monday night already the 44th-toughest schedule in the country.

And then there were eight: VCU advances to Elite Eight in dramatic fashion

A Bradford Burgess layup on an inbounds play with seven seconds to go extended Virginia Commonwealth’s Cinderella run as the Rams knocked off Florida State 72-71 in overtime in the Southwest Region semifinals Friday night. The Rams (27-11) led by as many as nine points in the second half but went ice-cold in the final […]

EMU falls at Guilford, knocked out in Elite Eight

Staff Report EMU sports: www.emu.edu    Ever since Feb. 10, Guilford has been looking for a rematch with the Runnin Royals. In a regular-season Old Dominion Athletic Conference contest, EMU throttled the then-No. 1 Quakers 90-63 in Greensboro, NC. On Saturday, Guilford got its rematch, again on its home floor, as the ODAC rivals met […]