RALEIGH, N.C. -- Every year, at least one top seed has that moment where it seems like they will be the first to fall to a 16-seed. They make a run, get the crowd or viewers excited, and it's not quite enough.
Virginia had watched higher seeds get upset for nearly two full days before the Cavaliers got their chance to play, and then they were nearly a victim themselves.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- As confetti rained down on victorious Virginia, the Charlottesville contingent in attendance -- which was surprisingly sizable -- didn't seem to want to leave.
They swayed back and forth with the music, waved their signs and pompoms and generally had a look of dazed happiness on their faces as they just soaked in the moment.
The crowd had done its job, by...
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Virginia coach Tony Bennett was staring at the classic coaching conundrum. Up three with four seconds separating his squad from a berth in the ACC tournament championship game, do you foul or trust your defense to get the win?
There was never a question in his mind: He was going to trust what won them the ACC regular season and trust what had held Pitt to just...
Virginia sophomore Justin Anderson leaned back and smiled Saturday afternoon, reveling in his latest game-changing play.
“That’s just who I am,” Anderson explained initially, the result of God-given talent and a predisposition for creating explosive moments on the basketball court.
But then the player Cavaliers Coach Tony Bennett refers to as his team’s “X-factor”...
Justin Anderson and Joe Harris made consecutive 3-pointers to cap No. 14 Virginia's rally from an 11-point, second-half deficit in a 57-53 victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday night.
The Cavaliers (22-5, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed most of the game but outscored the Hokies 23-6 after falling behind 40-29 with just more than 14 minutes remaining. It was Virginia...
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February 18, 2014
The Virginia Cavaliers are off to a great start tonight against Boston College at John Paul Jones Arena — they currently lead by 19 at half as they look to move to 9-1 in ACC play. The Cavaliers also have the best highlight of the half, as Justin Anderson had a very nice double-pump slam after driving baseline:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Anderson scored 16 points and Akil Mitchell added 11 points along with 13 rebounds Saturday to lead Virginia to a 62-50 win at Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools.
Virginia (10-4) jumped to an early 6-0 lead and never trailed as it bounced back from an embarrassing 87-52 loss Monday night at Tennessee. The Cavaliers...
Justin Anderson scored 14 points and Joe Harris had 12 Monday as Virginia overcame a sloppy performance and held off Norfolk State 66-56.
The Cavaliers (9-3), in their next-to-last tuneup before beginning Atlantic Coast Conference play, used a 20-5 run in the second half to take command after the Spartans rallied to pull even at 32.
Norfolk State (8-5), which lost to Virginia at...
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December 23, 2013
Justin Anderson helped Virginia shake off a lethargic start, leading the Cavaliers with 16 points, four rebounds and three assists in a 57-43 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday.
Virginia and Northern Iowa misfired early and often, but the Cavaliers (8-3) took control early in the second half. The Panthers (5-6) had to call a timeout only 2:20 into the second half after a Darion...
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December 21, 2013
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The ACC doesn’t officially enter 'college basketball mothership' mode until Louisville joins the fray in 2014, but it’s still getting close. Duke, North Carolina, and Syracuse are next year’s conference favorites, and they are followed by several teams who are a clear notch below. If someone comes out of that 2nd tier to win the conference, you have to like the odds...