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Game Notes: Virginia faces Butler in NCAA Tournament second round

No. 1 seed Virginia (27-7) plays No. 9 seed Butler (22-10) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 19.


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Game Preview: #1 UVA preps for #9 Butler in Midwest Region

Butler, the nine seed in the Midwest Region, will provide a tough test for top seed UVA on Saturday night.


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Inside the Numbers: UVA gets win, starters get rest

With a 19-point halftime lead that ballooned into the 30s in the second half, top seed UVA was able to get rest for its starters as Thursday’s first-round NCAA Tournament game with Hampton wound down.


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Strong start: Top seed UVA takes care of business

Top seed UVA had been in this position before. As a top seed in 2014, the Cavs trailed #16 seed Coastal Carolina by 10 points in the first half and had to rally to win.


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Video: UVA players after first round NCAA Tournament win

UVA basketball players Isaiah Wilkins, Evan Nolte and Mike Tobey talk with Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham after the Cavs’ 81-45 win over Hampton in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.


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Virginia rallies for 52-50 win at VCU in the WNIT First Round

The Virginia women’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the 2016 Women’s National Invitation Tournament with a 52-50 victory over VCU.


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UVA coach Tony Bennett fine after fainting spell

The only drama in the 81-45 win for top seed UVA over Hampton in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament was the health of coach Tony Bennett.


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Press Conference: UVA coach Tony Bennett, players after win at NCAA Tournament

UVA coach Tony Bennett and Cavs players Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill and London Perrantes talk with reporters after Virginia’s 81-45 win over Hampton in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.


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Top seed UVA cruises past Hampton in NCAA Tournament opener

Top seed UVA closed the first half on a 20-3 run and coasted from there in posting an 81-45 win over #16 seed Hampton in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.


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Live Blog: UVA at the NCAA Tournament

AFP editor Chris Graham is courtside as top seed UVA (26-7) will face #16 seed Hampton (21-10) in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament today in Raleigh, N.C.


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Game Notes: #1 UVA plays #16 Hampton in NCAA Tournament first round

No. 1 seed UVA (26-7) plays No. 16 seed Hampton (21-10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 17.


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Virginia plays Thursday at VCU in WNIT First Round

The Virginia women’s basketball team opens the 2016 Women’s National Invitation Tournament by taking on VCU on Thursday.


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Game Preview: #1 seed UVA set to face Hampton in NCAA Tournament

Hampton, facing Midwest top seed UVA on Thursday, likes to push tempo, averaging 72.2 possessions per game, according to KenPom.com.


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Mikayla Venson leaves UVA women’s basketball program

UVA women’s basketball head coach Joanne Boyle announced on Tuesday (March 15) that sophomore guard Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va.) has left the program.


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Sponsor AFP coverage of Virginia’s run in the NCAA Tournament

The Virginia Cavaliers are the #1 seed in the Midwest Regional, and Augusta Free Press is going on the Road to the Final Four with the Wahoos!


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Virginia basketball fans: Sit back and enjoy the ride

Virginia basketball fans could learn from … Virginia baseball fans. (We’re pretty much one and the same.)


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Virginia selected to WNIT: Plays at VCU on Thursday

The Virginia women’s basketball team earned an at-large bid to the 2016 Women’s National Invitation Tournament and will play its first round game at VCU.


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Malcolm Brogdon named first-team All-American by USBWA

Virginia senior guard Malcolm Brogdon (Atlanta, Ga.) was named First-Team All-American by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) on Monday (March 14).


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Podcast: Breaking down Midwest Region, #1 seed Virginia

The UVA Sports Today crew looks at the path for #1 seed Virginia in the Midwest Region in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.


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No. 1 seed Virginia faces No. 16 Hampton in NCAA First Round

No. 1 seed Virginia will make its 20th NCAA Tournament appearance. It was announced Sunday (March 13) that Virginia (26-7) is the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region.


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Breakdown: Virginia road through the Midwest Region

Virginia (26-7) is the top seed in the Midwest Region, and opens the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Raleigh against MEAC champ Hampton (21-10).


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Virginia earns #1 seed in Midwest: Cavs face Hampton on Thursday

For the second time in three years, Virginia is a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers (26-7) are the top seed in the Midwest Region and will face MEAC champ Hampton (21-10) on Thursday in Raleigh.


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Video: Postgame comments from Virginia, North Carolina following ACC Tournament final

What they were saying: ACC Tournament final edition. Virginia players Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill, London Perrantes and Mike Tobey talk with reporters.


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Video: AFP breaks down ACC Tournament final

Jeff Fife and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham break down the 2016 ACC Tournament final, won by North Carolina, 61-57, over Virginia.


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Inside the Numbers: Everything but the win for Virginia

Everything went according to script for Virginia in the ACC Tournament final. Almost everything. There was that 8:12 stretch without a field goal.


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North Carolina outslugs Virginia, 61-57, wins ACC Tournament

Virginia went without a basket from the field for more than eight minutes in a key stretch in the second half, and North Carolina rode a 15-2 run to take home the 2016 ACC Tournament championship, 61-57.


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Live Blog: #4 Virginia, #7 North Carolina meet in ACC Tournament final

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham is courtside at the Verizon Center for tonight’s ACC Tournament final between #4 Virginia (26-6, 15-5 ACC) and #7 North Carolina (27-6, 16-4 ACC).


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Preview: #4 Virginia, #7 North Carolina meet in ACC Tournament final

If things work out the way they very well could, #4 Virginia and #7 North Carolina will be in Houston for the 2016 Final Four.


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Video: Interviews with Virginia players following win over Miami at ACC Tournament

Virginia players Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill, London Perrantes and Evan Nolte talk with reporters after the Cavs’ 73-68 win over Miami in the 2016 ACC Tournament semifinals.


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Virginia battles past Miami: Ready for UNC in ACC Tournament final

You’re a Virginia fan, so you’re a little frustrated that your Cavs were up 13 with 3:10 to go, and didn’t put it away until Malcolm Brogdon hit two free throws with 2.1 seconds left.


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Press Conference: Virginia coach Tony Bennett at the ACC Tournament

Virginia coach Tony Bennett and players Malcolm Brogdon and London Perrantes talk with reporters after the Cavs defeated Miami, 73-68, on Friday in the ACC Tournament.


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Press Conference: Miami coach Jim Larranaga on ACC Tournament

Miami coach Jim Larranaga and guard Sheldon McClellan talk with reporters after the ‘Canes lost to Virginia, 73-68, in the ACC Tournament on Friday.


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Inside the Numbers: Virginia beats another top team with offense

The Virginia Pack-Line D is ranked fourth in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency by KenPom.com. But for the second time in three weeks, the Cavs had to rely on their seventh-ranked offense to beat a top team.


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Virginia outlasts Miami, 73-68, advances to ACC Tournament final

#4 Virginia took control with a 13-4 second-half run, then sweated out a 73-68 win over #11 Miami Friday night in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.


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Preview: Virginia faces Miami at ACC Tournament

Virginia and Miami each took care of business on Thursday at the ACC Tournament, setting up a rubber match between the Cavs and ‘Canes in the semifinals Friday night.


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Video: Interviews with Virginia players at the ACC Tournament

Interviews with Virginia players Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill, London Perrantes, Mike Tobey, Isaiah Wilkins and Evan Nolte following the Cavs’ 72-52 win over Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.


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Inside the Numbers: #4 Virginia clamps down on D (surprise!)

The scoreboard was deceptive. It looked like Virginia had held Georgia Tech to 28 points in the first half in their ACC Tournament quarterfinal.


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#4 Virginia takes care of business in ACC Tournament opener

Georgia Tech might have come in as the 10th seed, but the Yellow Jackets had one thing over Virginia heading into their ACC Tournament matchup: a win.


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Press Conference: Virginia coach Tony Bennett at the ACC Tournament

Virginia coach Tony Bennett and seniors Malcolm Brogdon and Anthony Gill talk with reporters after a 72-52 win over Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday.


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Press Conference: Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory at the ACC Tournament

Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory and point guard Adam Smith talk with reporters after a 72-52 loss to #4 Virginia in the 2016 ACC Tournament on Thursday.


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#4 Virginia smothers Georgia Tech, advances to ACC Tournament semis

#4 Virginia seized control with an early 12-2 second-half run en route to posting a 72-52 win over Georgia Tech on Thursday in the ACC Tournament.


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#4 Virginia gets Georgia Tech in Thursday’s ACC Tournament quarterfinals

It was a shocker back when fourth-ranked Virginia lost at Georgia Tech in January. It’s no longer shocking when the Yellow Jackets beat a somebody.


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Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon named first-team All-American by Sporting News

Virginia senior guard Malcolm Brogdon (Atlanta, Ga.) was named First-Team All-American by the Sporting News on Wednesday (March 9).


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Game Notes: No. 2 seed Virginia ready for ACC Tournament on Thursday

No. 2 seed Virginia (24-6) plays No. 7 seed Clemson (17-13) or No. 10 seed Georgia Tech (18-13) in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday (March 10).


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Virginia holds at fourth in national rankings

An unusually quiet week at the top of the national rankings has Virginia holding at fourth in the final regular-season polls of 2016.


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Malcolm Brogdon first to win POY, defense honors from ACC media, coaches

Virginia senior guard Malcolm Brogdon was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year by the ACC coaches on Monday.


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Virginia Cavaliers Brogdon, Gill, Perrantes earn ACC nods

Virginia senior guard Malcolm Brogdon (Atlanta, Ga.) was named 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year,


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Video: Tony Bennett, Rick Pitino, UVA players talk with media

UVA coach Tony Bennett, Louisville coach Rick Pitino and Cavs seniors Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill, Mike Tobey and Evan Nolte talk with reporters after Virginia’s 68-46 win.


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Going out with class: Virginia seniors cap wild JPJ ride

Virginia is 41-1 at home since the exam break in December 2013. If you wear orange and blue, you pretty much know when you get in your car to head to the John Paul Jones Arena that the good guys are going to win.


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Off-night for Malcolm Brogdon? Still the best player on the court

Malcolm Brogdon had four points in the first half, and never seemed to get on track Saturday night, even as #4 Virginia was rolling to a blowout win over #11 Louisville.