Tag: NIT

Women’s basketball: UVA back in NIT after missing on NCAA bid

The UVA women’s basketball team (19-12) earned an automatic bid to the 2017 Postseason Women’s NIT.


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ODU falls short in NIT Semifinals against Stanford, 67-60

Trailing by as many as 21 points, top seeded ODU rallied in the second half to take a two point lead but eventually fell short in a 67-60 loss to Stanford in an NIT semifinal game at Madison Square Garden. The Monarchs finished the season at 27-8.


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Miami advances in NIT with 63-61 win over Richmond

Miami used a strong second-half push to overcome Richmond and win a 63-61 decision to advance to the NIT Semifinals.


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ODU defeats Illinois State, 50-49, to advance to NIT quarterfinals

Keenan Palmore (Stone Mountain, GA.) scored 11 and Jonathan Arledge (Silver Spring, MD.) added 10 points to lead the top seeded Monarchs of Old Dominion (26-7) to a 50-49 victory over Illinois State (22-13) Monday night and advance to the quarterfinal round of the NIT.


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Richmond wins overtime thriller over Arizona State in NIT

Richmond (21-13) treated its home fans to yet another thrilling victory in the Robins Center, defeating Arizona State (18-16), 76-70 in overtime in the NIT Second Round.


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ODU defeats Charleston Southern, 65-56, in NIT opener

Jonathan Arledge, Trey Freeman and Ambrose Mosley combined for 51 points to lead the No. 1 seeded Monarchs of Old Dominion (25-7) to a 65-56 NIT opening round victory over Charleston Southern Wednesday night.


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Tulsa downs William and Mary in NIT, 70-67

On display numerous times in 2014-15, that never quit attitude of the William and Mary men’s basketball team did not stop on Tuesday night, the Tribe just ran out of a time in a 70-67 loss at Tulsa in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament.


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William and Mary lands NIT bid

For the third time in program history, the William and Mary men’s basketball team was selected to take part in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) on Sunday evening.


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Richmond garners NIT #1 seed, will host St. Francis

The Richmond Spiders will enter the postseason as a one seed in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), hosting St. Francis (N.Y.) on Wednesday night at the Robins Center.


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ODU one of four #1 seeds in NIT

The ODU Monarchs (24-7) will play Charleston Southern (19-11) of the Big South in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. (ESPN3 ) at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.


Barclays for the holiday: UVA basketball returns to New York City

New York City hasn’t been kind to UVA basketball the past couple of years. The 2012-2013 Cavs were booked for a trip to Madison Square Garden as part of the Preseason NIT, but were upset in the early rounds of the tournament and missed out on the trip.


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.


Notes, Quotes and Comments: UVa. defeats Memphis in NCAA Tournament

Postgame press conference from UVa.’s third-round NCAA Tournament win over Memphis with coach Tony Bennett and players Mike Tobey and Malcolm Brogdon.


Is that it for Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik?

Jeff Bzdelik may yet coach another game at Wake Forest, if the program gets an unexpected NIT berth, or decides to play in one of those not-even-NIT tournaments that do no one any good.


B1G setback: Maryland is now ACC history

Lefty Driesell, Gary Williams, Tom McMillen, Albert King, Len Bias, Juan Dixon. It’s all in the history books now. Florida State emphatically sent Maryland to the Big Ten when a Boris Bojanovsky dunk with four-tenths of a second on the clock eliminated the Terps from the 2014 ACC Tournament on Friday.


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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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Terry Holland is UVa.’s ACC Tournament Legend

Former Virginia head coach and director of athletics Terry Holland is the Cavaliers’ 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Legend, announced Wednesday (Jan. 29) by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.


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UVa. basketball takes three-game winning streak to Notre Dame

UVa. (15-5, 6-1 ACC) travels to Notre Dame (11-9, 2-5 ACC) to meet the Fighting Irish for the first time in ACC action on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Tipoff at Purcell Pavilion (9,149) is set for 9 p.m.


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.


Postgame Blog: #UVavsJMU men’s basketball season opener

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will be courtside for the 2013-2014 season opener between #24 UVa. and James Madison University. The tip is at 7 p.m. The game is being broadcast on ESPN3. Join Chris for live score and stats updates, commentary, analysis and more.


Chris Graham: Still not sold on Tony Bennett

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.


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Virginia closes season with 75-64 loss to Iowa in NIT

Virginia had two chances to win games at home that would have sent the Cavs to Madison Square Garden. Wednesday’s 75-64 loss to Iowa in the NIT quarterfinals made them 0-for-2.


Video: UVa. defeats St. John’s in NIT

Postgame interviews with UVa. coach Tony Bennett and players Taylor Barnette and Akil Mitchell following Virginia’s 68-50 win over St. John’s in the 2013 NIT.


JMU women beat NC State, advance in NIT

The James Madison women’s basketball team topped North Carolina State 72-66 in the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament Sunday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center.


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Virginia advances in NIT with 68-50 win over St. John’s

A 20-3 first-half run got a sluggish Virginia team off the schneid, and the Cavs rolled to a 68-50 win over St. John’s in the second round of the NIT on Sunday.


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UVa. overcomes sloppy play, downs Norfolk State in NIT, 67-56

Fifteen missed free throws. Seventeen turnovers. Virginia seemed hell-bent on proving the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee right in not giving the Cavs an at-large bid to the Big Dance. But then UVa. was able to pull it together enough down the stretch to pull away from a pesky Norfolk State team to win 67-56 Tuesday night in the first round of the NIT.


The AFP on WREL: March Upsetness

AFP editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL-1450AM’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan.” The main thrust in this week’s segment is the upset feelings down in Blacksburg over the latest NCAA Tournament snub of Virginia Tech. Chris and Jim break down the snub by examining Tech’s resume and the respective resumes of several bubble teams that […]


The AFP on WREL: March Upsetness

AFP editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL-1450AM’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan.” The main thrust in this week’s segment is the upset feelings down in Blacksburg over the latest NCAA Tournament snub of Virginia Tech. Chris and Jim break down the snub by examining Tech’s resume and the respective resumes of several bubble teams that […]


Selection Sunday: What it all means

Virginia and Virginia Tech need to beef up their out-of-conference schedules OK, so ACC teams don’t get to play the likes of Georgia State in January and February. That said, the Committee has made it clear that it expects power-conference teams to play more challenging nonconference schedules than Seth Greenberg likes to put together. That […]