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Virginia D takes Pitt out of its rhythm

Pitt shot 39.1 percent from the field, was just 2-of-13 from three-point range, and had to scramble to get to 50. Which means Virginia coach Tony Bennett was happy.

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Virginia gets boost from Isaiah Wilkins

Isaiah Wilkins helped set the defensive tone for Virginia early on Saturday in his first start since a 70-68 loss at Virginia Tech on Jan. 4.

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Virginia coach Tony Bennett: ‘You can do this. Now, will you?’

Tony Bennett has been playing mind games with his 11th-ranked Virginia team for going on a month now. He may have finally broken through in his pregame talk on Saturday.

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Virginia coach Tony Bennett: Wake Forest outplayed us

“Wake Forest really outplayed us,” UVA coach Tony Bennett said, understandably understated after #11 Virginia stole a 72-71 road win on Tuesday.

#13 Virginia wins with … offense

Virginia coach Tony Bennett wants his team to improve on the defensive end. What coach doesn’t, right?

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#13 Virginia coming apart at the seams? Not exactly

Much discussion in the past 36 hours on the message boards has focused on what appears to be a growing divisiveness on the Virginia basketball team.

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Putting it bluntly: #13 Virginia just plain stinks

Virginia coach Tony Bennett tried yet another starting lineup at Florida State Sunday night, his fifth in five ACC games. This one didn’t work, either.

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Tony Bennett: Virginia still has a lot of work to do

If you didn’t know the final score, you’d think from listening to Virginia coach Tony Bennett that his team had just lost by 20 points.

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Hard work: Virginia basketball needs to rediscover its backbone

The hallmark of Virginia’s back-to-back 30-win ACC regular-season championship teams was hard work.

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Tony Bennett struggles to push the right buttons in Virginia road loss

Virginia coach Tony Bennett used 11 players for at least five minutes in the Cavs’ 68-64 loss at Georgia Tech on Saturday.

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Increased offense at Virginia: Change in Tony Bennett basketball philosophy?

Tony Bennett grew up, literally, seeped in Pack-Line, at the feet of his father, legendary coach Dick Bennett.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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#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.

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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.

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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.

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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.