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Buzz Williams has Tony Bennett’s number right now

Virginia coach Tony Bennett might be the best in the ACC. But right now, his counterpart down the road in Blacksburg is getting the better of him.

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Inside the Numbers: Virginia Tech slices, dices Pack-Line, upsets #4 Virginia

Have we ever seen the Virginia Pack-Line cut up like Virginia Tech was able to perform surgery Monday night?

Advice: Don’t try to out-Virginia Virginia

Oakland coach Greg Kampe knows as well as anybody how Virginia coach Tony Bennett beats you.

Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia basketball

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks Virginia basketball on this podcast.

Rotation settling into place for #5 Virginia

A couple of questions before the season for #5 Virginia: who would replace Justin Anderson and Darion Atkins, and how deep would Tony Bennett’s bench be?

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More than numbers: Mike Tobey key to Virginia win

Virginia senior Mike Tobey played all of one minute in the first half Saturday before going to the bench with two fouls.

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Tony Bennett to Wisconsin? Don’t assume you know anything

Wahoo Nation is on the edge of its seats about Tony Bennett with the news that Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan has retired.

Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan retiring effective immediately

Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan announced Tuesday after the Badgers’ 68-49 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi that he is retiring effective immediately.

Virginia flips the script: Win over WVU most impressive of Bennett era?

The Jimmy V Classic started out for #10 Virginia like another December game a couple of years back. Then it morphed into its last game in Madison Square Garden.

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Bronco Mendenhall hire puts a new spin on Craig Littlepage legacy at UVA

Virginia athletics director Craig Littlepage had taken to carrying that Capital One Cup around as a protective shield.

#12 Virginia still trying to figure out rotation, roles

Virginia coach Tony Bennett used 10 players in the first half of the 12th-ranked Cavs’ 80-54 win over Lehigh Wednesday night. He’s not likely to go that deep once ACC play begins in January, but for now it’s a nice luxury to have.

Bigger issue for UVA basketball: Replacing Justin Anderson or Darion Atkins?

Basketball writers had UVA at the top of the way, way, way too early polls looking at the 2015-2016 season, predicated upon the assumption that guard Justin Anderson would return for his senior season.

Tony Bennett takes different approach to energize UVA offense

Music blared through loudspeakers at the John Paul Jones Arena for Wednesday’s UVA basketball practice. Coach Tony Bennett allows this? “I guess he’s trying something new,” junior point guard London Perrantes told reporters at the program’s Media Day, a few minutes before practice.

UVA Basketball Media Day: Cavs not shying away from weight of expectations

UVA basketball is getting used to high expectations. That comes with putting up back-to-back ACC regular-season championships and 30-win seasons. But coach Tony Bennett, talking with reporters at the program’s media day on Wednesday, made it clear that his focus is on a different set of expectations.

No respect? No big deal that UVA dissed in preseason basketball poll

So what, that UVA basketball is coming off back-to-back ACC regular-season championships, back-to-back 16-2 ACC regular seasons at that. Back-to-back 30-win seasons. That coach Tony Bennett has 76.9 percent of his minutes returning from 2014-2015. Virginia is still Virginia, which is to say, not North Carolina or Duke.

UVA basketball adds four-star recruit DeAndre Hunter

Four-star small forward DeAndre Hunter has verbally committed to UVA, adding another Top 100 recruit to coach Tony Bennett’s stellar Class of 2016.

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Mamadi Diakite enrolls at UVA, will redshirt in 2015-2016

Virginia men’s head basketball coach Tony Bennett announced on Thursday (Sept. 3) that Mamadi Diakite is joining the Cavaliers’ program.

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A UVA national title: And the pressure is off?

The UVA sports fan in me is, finally, relaxed. The reason: the national championship in baseball.

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New contract makes UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett third-highest paid in ACC

Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan’s announcement that he will retire in 2016 had UVA fans worried. There’s less reason to worry now.

Ron Sanchez promoted to associate head coach position with UVA basketball

Virginia men’s basketball head coach Tony Bennett has promoted assistant coach Ron Sanchez to associate head coach. Sanchez has served as an assistant coach at Virginia for the last six seasons after holding the same position on Bennett’s staff at Washington State for three seasons from 2007-09.

Four-star big man Jay Huff verbally commits to UVA

Jay Huff, a 6’10” forward from Voyager Academy in Durham, N.C., has verbally committed to UVA for the Class of 2016.

UVA Basketball: Bennett, Brogdon and Anderson honored by VaSID

UVA basketball’s Tony Bennett, Malcolm Brogdon (Atlanta, Ga.) and Justin Anderson (Montross, Va.) were honored by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) on Tuesday (May 12).

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett adds Brad Soderberg to staff

Brad Soderberg has been named assistant coach at Virginia, head coach Tony Bennett announced on Friday (April 17). Soderberg replaces Ritchie McKay, who returned to Liberty University as head coach after serving on Bennett’s staff for six seasons.

UVA release on departure of associate head basketball coach Ritchie McKay

Virginia’s men’s basketball associate head coach Ritchie McKay has been named head coach at Liberty University, the school announced on Wednesday (April 1).

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UVA coach Tony Bennett to Texas? No

Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated and CBS reported on Twitter tonight that the search firm hired by Texas to head up the effort to find a new basketball coach reached out to UVA coach Tony Bennett.

UVA basketball’s Bennett, Brogdon, Anderson earn NABC District 2 awards

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) honored Virginia’s Tony Bennett, Malcolm Brogdon (Atlanta, Ga.) and Justin Anderson (Montross, Va.) on Friday (March 27).

The broken pinky that turned UVA basketball’s season

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett had a choice forced upon him by a random contact between hand and pinky finger six weeks prior.

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett named USBWA National Coach of the Year

Sixth-year UVA head coach Tony Bennett was named 2014-15 U.S. Basketball Writers Association Henry Iba National Coach of the Year, announced Monday (March 23) by USBWA.

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Under the bus? UVA’s Tony Bennett, all the sudden, can’t coach

After spending the bulk of 2015 ranked #2 or #3, UVA saw its season end the same way its breakthrough 2014 ended, with an upset loss to Michigan State.

Press Conference: UVA after upset loss to Michigan State in NCAA Tournament

UVA coach Tony Bennett and players Justin Anderson and Malcolm Brogdon talk with reporters after the Cavs’ upset loss to Michigan State in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

Video: UVA at full strength for NCAA Tournament?

Jeff Fischel and the ACCDN team is in Charlotte covering the UVA road to Indianapolis and the story of the day was Justin Anderson’s readiness for the start of the NCAA Tournament. 2-seed Virginia takes on 15-seed Belmont Friday and Anderson, London Perrantes and Tony Bennett expect the Cavaliers to be at full strength.

Press Conference: UVA discusses Belmont on eve of NCAA Tournament

UVA coach Tony Bennett and players Malcolm Brogdon and Anthony Gill talk with reporters on the eve of the Cavs’ NCAA Tournament game with Belmont on Friday in Charlotte.

A little less democratic: Is UVA offense best when one guy takes over?

Down 51-38 to North Carolina, eight minutes left, the UVA offense was sputtering, and worse, it had been in need of a spark since the early minutes, and no one was stepping forward to provide it.

Video: UVA basketball NCAA Tournament press conference

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett talks with the media about the Cavs’ upcoming appearance in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

Bennett on Justin Anderson: JA is ‘valuable part’ of UVA success

Justin Anderson didn’t score in 26 minutes in two appearances off the bench in UVA’s shorter-than-expected run in the 2015 ACC Tournament.

Virginia Sports TV: Footage from UVA basketball reaction to Selection Sunday

From Virginia Sports TV: Hear comments from UVA coach Tony Bennett about Virginia’s selection to the NCAA tournament and the first-round matchup with Belmont, and watch the team respond to the news of the seeding into the tournament field.

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UVA coach Tony Bennett: Grateful, excited for NCAA Tournament opportunity

As CBS cameras panned across the nation to capture scenes of NCAA Tournament bracket euphoria, UVA, one of the more intriguing stories in the walkup to Selection Sunday, was noticeably absent.

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Video: UVA coach Tony Bennett on ACC Tournament loss

After his team’s 71-67 loss to North Carolina in Friday night’s semifinals, UVA head coach Tony Bennett talks about his team’s slow start, their inability to stop UNC defensively and how his team needs to grow heading into the NCAA Tournament.

Press Conference: UVA after loss to UNC in ACC Tournament

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett and players Malcolm Brogdon and Anthony Gill talk with reporters after the Cavs’ loss to North Carolina in the 2015 ACC Tournament.

UVA basketball’s Evan Nolte: In a rhythm at ACC Tournament

Top-seeded UVA got out to a 16-2 lead against Florida State in the opening minutes of their quarterfinal matchup in the ACC Tournament on Thursday, and junior Evan Nolte was a big part of the early flurry.

Justin Anderson returns for UVA: Baby steps

You knew not to expect UVA guard Justin Anderson to immediately be the All-America candidate that he was before he went down to injury on Feb. 7.

Press Conference: UVA after Florida State win in the ACC Tournament

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett and players Evan Nolte and Mike Tobey talk with reporters after the Cavs’ 58-44 win over Florida State in the 2015 ACC Tournament.

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UVA Notebook: Cavs ready for March Madness

Slow starts: Syracuse and Louisville each jumped out to quick double-digit leads over third-ranked UVA in games last week. Coach Tony Bennett noted after the Louisville game Saturday night that his team can’t afford to continue come out of the gate as sluggish as it has been of late.