Coach: Tony Bennett (3 seasons at Virginia 53-41) Overall 122-74, 6 years
2011-12: Record 22-10 overall, 9-7 in ACC (Tie 4th)
Starters Returning (3) Jontel Evans, Joe Harris, Akil Mitchell
Preseason Tournament: NIT Tip-Off
Top Non-Conference Games: vs. Tennessee, at Wisconsin
Transfer Out: KT Harrell (Auburn), James Johnson (San Diego State)
Transfer In : Anthony Gill (South Carolina)
Finally, Virginia got back to the NCAA tournament. In doing so they won the most games (22) for the program in 17 years. What a great job Tony Bennett has done rebuilding this program, last year they finished the season with 7 scholarship players. The Cavaliers lose 2 of their top 3 scorers from last season, but they do bring back 3 starters and add some talented recruits to the program. One thing is for sure don’t count on a Bennett coached team.
Leading the way for Virginia is sharp shooter Joe Harris (11.3 ppg). Harris was shooting over 50 % from three in ACC play until a hand injury limite...