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ACC Basketball: Evaluating the Big Men

Size can be an incredibly important factor not only for the physicality of a team, but for overall offensive and defensive aggressiveness. Although sharpshooting is necessary to success, so is the ability to be tough in the paint, put up high percentage points and get rebounds. Who among the ACC’s elite has the advantage when it comes to size? Virginia Virginia’s greatest...
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Basketball: Darion Atkins dominates Portsmouth Invitational

Darion Atkins was not among the initial 64 invitees to this year’s Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. This did not faze him however, as the former UVA power forward more than held his own in the annual event held to showcase some of the nation’s top senior prospects to NBA personnel. Atkins walked away with All-Tournament honors after consistently proving to be one of the tournament’s...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Five under-the-radar National Player of the Year candidates

While March and April are undoubtedly for the NCAA tournament, February has, at least in recent years, turned into the month for three things: bubble talk, 1-seed talk, and player of the year talk. This year, Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky and Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor have been running 1-2 for most of the season in the POY discussion, with Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 Virginia routs Wake Forest despite missing two starters

  Anthony Gill scored 11 points and No. 2 Virginia routed Wake Forest 70-34 on Wednesday night for its seventh straight win. Darion Atkins added 10 points to help the short-handed Cavaliers (26-1, 14-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) score their most points since they beat Miami 89-80 in double overtime on Jan. 3. The ACC leaders shot 50 percent, led by 38 and held Wake Forest to 15...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia Basketball: UVA Handles Pitt with Ease

No. 2 Virginia defeated Pittsburg Monday night 61-49 to improve to 24-1, 12-1 in the ACC, tying the program’s best start to a season since the 1981-82 season. Defense was the name of the game as UVA was able to hold Pitt scoreless for 3 stretches of over five minutes, allowing Virginia’s offense to overcome its shooting difficulties. The offense was still an issue for UVA as...
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Nolte, Gill help Cavaliers stave off Coastal Carolina’s upset dreams

Send to KindleThe proverbial ogling for the 16-seed who will eventually knock off the 1-seed was front row and center Friday night in Raleigh.  First, Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleers under veteran head coach Cliff Ellis were not a 16-seed.  CCU proved this in the first half of this game as the Chants took the lead at 19-17 on a spin by Josh Cameron with 9:04 to play in the first...
Via College Chalktalk
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 14 Virginia beats Notre Dame 70-49

Akil Mitchell and Anthony Gill both scored 15 points and No. 14 Virginia used a 30-5 second-half run to blow open a close game and beat Notre Dame 70-49 on Saturday, the Cavaliers' 11th consecutive victory. Justin Anderson helped fuel the run by blocking a dunk attempt by Notre Dame's Zach Auguste, bringing a sellout crowd at John Paul Jones Arena to its feet. The victory gave Virginia...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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