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Mendenhall inks 24 in first year at Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Bronco Mendenhall makes no secret that Virginia will look much different in coming seasons, but on his first National Signing Day as the Cavaliers' coach, he lauded his predecessor's recruits as a ''great starting place.'' Mendenhall replaced Mike London after last season, and the school announced Wednesday that it has signed 24 players, including four...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Brogdon scores 27 and No. 9 Virginia rolls BC, 61-47

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Malcolm Brogdon scored 27 points and No. 9 Virginia stretched its winning streak to five games with a 61-47 victory over Boston College on Wednesday night, keeping the Eagles winless in ACC play. Anthony Gill added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavaliers (18-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their 16th straight at home and for the 31st time...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Damion Lee is the Hero Louisville Deserves

Six points. That was all Damion Lee could muster against the dominant Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday. It is worth mentioning that these points were earned in the garbage time after the game was all but lost. Lee’s inability to make anything happen was like the second act in an episode of any superhero story. After
Via The Cardinal Connect
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 9 Virginia pulls away from Pitt 64-50

PITTSBURGH (AP) Malcolm Brogdon scored 21 points and No. 9 Virginia pulled away from Pittsburgh in the second half of a 64-50 victory on Saturday. London Perrantes added 14 for the Cavaliers (19-4, 8-3 ACC), who have won six straight and remain unbeaten (4-0) against the Panthers since Pitt moved to the ACC in 2013. Virginia took control after the Panthers tied it early in the...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Virginia Basketball: Tearing through the ACC

Life has been good for the #9 University of Virginia men’s basketball team (19-4, 8-3) in the recent weeks. The Wednesday 61-47 win over Boston College pushed their current home winning streak to 16 as they venture into the thick of their ACC schedule. On Saturday, the Hoos travelled up to the Steel City to face a solid ACC opponent in the Pitt Panthers (17-5, 6-4). Through the...
Via isportsweb.com
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Gill's 16, 'D' lead No. 7 Virginia past Virginia Tech, 67-49

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Anthony Gill scored 16 points and No. 7 Virginia turned the tables on state rival Virginia Tech with a 67-49 victory Tuesday night, the Cavaliers' seventh straight. Isaiah Wilkins added a career-best 14 points and Malcolm Brogdon had 12 for the Cavaliers (20-4, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Virginia avenged a 70-68 loss to the Hokies in Blacksburg on...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Virginia Basketball: Cavaliers roast Hokies in Commonwealth Clash

Around one month ago, the Virginia Men’s basketball team lost in the one crucial game they circle every year: The Commonwealth Clash against Virginia Tech. A tightly contested game from opening tip to sounding buzzer it was, with the Hokies coming away victorious to the then No. 4 Wahoos 70-68 in Blacksburg. But now, it’s February. The tides have changed, the stakes have been...
Via isportsweb.com
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Why the Virginia Cavaliers are a National Championship contender

With so much parity in college basketball this year there is no clear cut favorite to win the National Championship. With the field being so wide open the Virginia Basketball have as good a chance as anyone in the nation to win it all. Currently the team is on a seven game win streak and is clicking on all cylinders. This is by far the deepest team Tony Bennett has coached in his...
Via isportsweb.com
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Duke Beat No. 7 Virginia On Grayson Allen’s Buzzer Beater

What a finish just now at Cameron Indoor Stadium. With his team trailing 62-61 and the clock winding down, Duke guard Grayson Allen hit an incredible acrobatic buzzer-beater to lift the Blue Devils to a one-point win over the No. 7 Cavaliers. Allen hit the shot with Virginia’s Marial Shayok right on top of him. Also, he might have landed before getting the shot off, which is a...
Via College Spun
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Virginia Basketball falls to Duke at the buzzer

Few teams in all of college basketball were coming into Saturday hotter than University of Virginia. Seven consecutive wins (three of them on the road) for the No. 7 Cavaliers (20-5, 9-3) brought them to the sold out Cameron Indoor Stadium to face Duke (19-6, 7-4). UVA hasn’t won a game at Duke since 1995, and to put that in perspective, I wasn’t even born when they won their...
Via isportsweb.com
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

NC State-Virginia Preview

Virginia will get an opportunity to put its stamp on the ACC race in its upcoming games but will first have to get past one of the teams near the bottom of the standings. The seventh-ranked Cavaliers will seek to shake off a stunning loss Monday night by continuing their recent mastery over North Carolina State. Virginia (20-5, 9-4) trails conference leader North Carolina by 1...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball: Dynamic duo trending upward at the right time

Duke Basketball might not be so bad after all. After defeating two top-15 teams in then No. 13 Louisville and No. 7 Virginia, Duke (19-6, 8-4 ACC) has found themselves back in the top 20 in both polls, and they seem to be here to stay. Behind the late-game heroics of Grayson Allen, and the stellar play of freshman Brandon Ingram, Duke has found themselves saving their once dreadful...
Via isportsweb.com
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Virginia Basketball: Important stretch nearing seasons end

The University of Virginia men’s basketball team (21-5, 10-4) have had their fair share of mostly ups and a few downs this basketball season. At just the right time, though, the Hoo’s have begun to catch their stride. The early losses in January raised many question marks, and had the Charlottesville faithful up in arms. The teams that the Cavs were losing to (VT, GT, and FSU...
Via isportsweb.com
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

College Basketball Odds: UNC Hopes To Stay Atop ACC Standings

The North Carolina Tar Heels hit the road Saturday for a date with the Virginia Cavaliers, looking to take a step toward clinching the top seed in the ACC Tournament and closing the gap on the March Madness betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. With a 12-3 straight up record, North Carolina sits atop the ACC standings, one game up on the Miami Hurricanes and...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 7 Tar Heels, No. 3 Cavaliers meet in marquee ACC matchup

Tony Bennett got to see what a packed and raucous John Paul Jones Arena looked like not long after he took the coaching job at Virginia seven years ago, though the crowd had nothing to do with Cavaliers basketball. At the time, the Charlottesville, Virginia-based Dave Matthews Band was a much hotter ticket. The arena will be packed again on Saturday, without the band. Bennett...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Reddit: Virginia most hated college football team in its own state

In its latest college football “hate map,” Reddit’s subsection /r/CFB revealed state-by-state which team receives the most vitriol. And strangely enough, the oft-beleaguered Virginia Cavaliers earned the title of most hated team in the state of Virginia. View post on imgur.com The findings within Virginia aren’t likely a product of the football program’s on-field successes, or […]
Via DC Sports Blog
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: College kid drains half court shot, wins $18,000

One of the great traditions of the college basketball edition of ESPN’s College GameDay is the half-court shot attempt by a lucky student towards the end. We haven’t seen too many makes this season, but at Virginia today Andrew Board drilled it on his first attempt. First shot, no big deal. https://t.co/QQr5YBfAbX — College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) February 27, 2016 ...
Via College Spun
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Brogdon's 26 lead No. 3 Virginia past No. 7 UNC, 79-74

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 points and No. 3 Virginia used a 16-5 second-half run to break open a tie game and held off No. 7 North Carolina 79-74 on Saturday night, the Cavaliers' 19th consecutive home victory. Anthony Gill added 15 points and London Perrantes had 12 for the Cavaliers (22-6, 11-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who moved within one game of...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Brogdon's 26 lead Virginia past No. 7 UNC for 19th straight home win

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Malcolm Brogdon said he wasn't trying to assert himself any more than usual. It just worked out that way.Brogdon scored 17 of his 26 points in the first half and No. 3 Virginia used a 16-5 second-half run to break open a tie game and held off No. 7 North Carolina 79-74 on Saturday night, the Cavaliers' 19th consecutive home victory."I just had opportunities...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Bennett is very excited to close in on the ACC title

With just a few weeks left, Virginia Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett is thinking about the possibility of his team winning the ACC title.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Maurice Canady to honor slain Virginia police officer during 40-yard dash

The former Virginia cornerback will wear special cleats at the Combine on Monday with the name of a Virginia police officer who was killed during her first shift on Saturday.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Maurice Canady honors fallen police officer at Combine

Earlier this week, the state of Virginia was rocked with the news of rookie police officer Ashley Guindon being killed on her first shift with the Prince George County police department. At least one football player is doing his best to honor her in anyway he can. Former Virginia Cavalier Maurice Canady is in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine and he showed off his special...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Maurice Canady's combine cleats honor slain police officer

Former Virginia Cavaliers star cornerback Maurice Canady ran his 40-yard dash at the NFL combine Monday, but before taking the field Canady wrote the name of Price William County police officer Ashley Guindon — who was shot and killed Saturday while responding to a domestic incident — on his cleats. Guindon had been sworn in the day before, and was working her first shift on...
Via FOX Sports
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Brogdon's 18 lead No. 4 Virginia to 64-57 victory

The Cavaliers recovered after losing a double-digit lead to defeat Clemson 64-57 on Tuesday night and keep alive their long shot bid for an Atlantic Coast Conference title.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA top five: Why Virginia will and won't win the national title

National championships are hard to come by, and just because you are ranked at the top doesn’t mean somebody from the bottom won’t knock you off on the road to Houston. It’s true that the stronger your ranking, the smoother your path to success, but not everybody has an airtight case (Villanova, I’m looking at you). That is where we come in. In honor of the beginning of...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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