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ACC Basketball: Evaluating the newly eligible redshirts

Whether coming out of their rookie season or transferring from another program, redshirt players are not uncommon in the ACC, as in any conference. During their season spent off the court, much of what redshirt players have to offer is kept in the dark. As these players have now spent sufficient time to determine their roles within each team, it is a convenient time to evaluate the...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: predictions for the all-defensive team

The ACC is home to numerous defensive minded teams. As a result, the All-ACC defensive player of the year can be quite a contest. Last season’s honor went to Virginia’s Darion Atkins. As the Cavaliers rely heavily on their defense, it is entirely possible that they could provide the recipient this coming season as well. Duke’s newly eligible transfer, Sean Obi. Sean Obi...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia's record season ends early in disappointment

The record book will show that Virginia's 2014-15 season was among the best in program history. But it came to a quick end in the NCAA Tournament after another slow start - a recurring problem all year. The Cavaliers (30-4) fell behind 15-4 in the first few minutes against Michigan State in the round of 32 on Sunday and spent the entire game trying to claw their way back into contention...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Is revenge on Virginia's mind today?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Virginia Cavaliers are downplaying any notion of payback being the driving force when they face Michigan State in an NCAA tournament's round of 32 today (12:10 p.m. on CBS). The Spartans aren't buying it. "We know, there's definitely got to be a revenge factor for them," Spartans guard Travis Trice said Saturday. "It would be the same thing for us if a...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan St.-Virginia Preview

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Virginia Cavaliers are downplaying any notion of payback being the driving force when they face Michigan State in an NCAA Tournament's round of 32. The Spartans aren't buying it. ''We know, there's definitely got to be a revenge factor for them,'' Spartans guard Travis Trice said Saturday. ''It would be the same thing for us if a team put us out last year...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavaliers respond to speed game

Send to Kindle All season, Virginia’s famed pack line defense has dotted the head lines, gotten Tony Bennett’s team an immense amount of deserved notoriety, and helped raise UVa to No. 2 in the nation.  The defense has been so good though that sometimes it seems to limit Virginia in possession numbers and all of a sudden, a game against a lesser opponent becomes closer than...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia Survives Scare from Belmont in Round of 64

View image | gettyimages.com Virginia survived a scare from Belmont in the Round of 64, needing a 9-0 run to pull away from the upset minded Bruins. Virginia controlled the pace for the first 25 minutes of the play before Belmont got hot, making some big shots mixed with solid defense to pull away 79-67. #UVa has now won 30 games in back to back seasons. Joining #Duke and #UNC...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 seed Virginia holds off pesky Belmont to advance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Malcolm Brogdon scored 22 points, Justin Anderson re-emerged as a scoring threat and second-seeded Virginia survived another opening-round scare, defeating 15th-seeded Belmont 79-67 on Friday in the NCAA Tournament's round of 64. Anderson had 15 points on 4-of-6 shooting and Anthony Gill added 16 points as the Cavaliers (30-3) moved on to face No. 7 seed Michigan...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 Virginia shrugs off slow start, beats Syracuse 59-47

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the second-ranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second straight year. This was the supreme test for the offensively challenged Orange (18-12, 9-8), who had averaged 58 points in the three previous...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 Virginia beats Syracuse to wrap up ACC regular-season title

  Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the second-ranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second straight year. This was the supreme test for the offensively challenged Orange (18-12, 9-8), who had averaged 58 points in the three previous games, two of...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 Virginia routs Wake Forest, 70-34

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia teammates in scary collision during win over Florida State

  Anthony Gill scored 13 points, Darion Atkins had 11 and No. 2 Virginia overcame a frightening collision of two of its players and beat Florida State 51-41 on Sunday night. The game took a frightening turn for Virginia (25-1, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) with just under 15 minutes to play when Malcolm Brogdon and London Perrantes, the starting backcourt, collided on defense...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida State stifled on road by No. 2 Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Anthony Gill scored 13 points, Darion Atkins had 11 and No. 2 Virginia overcame a frightening collision of two of its players and beat Florida State 51-41 on Sunday night. The game took a frightening turn for Virginia (25-1, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) with just under 15 minutes to play when Malcolm Brogdon and London Perrantes, the starting backcourt...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Gill's 13 lead No. 2 Virginia past Florida St., 51-41

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Anthony Gill scored 13 points, Darion Atkins had 11 and No. 2 Virginia overcame a frightening collision of two of its players and beat Florida State 51-41 on Sunday night. The game took a frightening turn for Virginia (25-1, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) with just under 15 minutes to play when Malcolm Brogdon and London Perrantes, the starting backcourt...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida State stifled on road by No. 2 Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Anthony Gill scored 13 points, Darion Atkins had 11 and No. 2 Virginia overcame a frightening collision of two of its players and beat Florida State 51-41 on Sunday night. The game took a frightening turn for Virginia (25-1, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) with just under 15 minutes to play when Malcolm Brogdon and London Perrantes, the starting backcourt...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: FSU Aims to Stun No. 2 Virginia

Florida State was able to overcome another sluggish home start on Wednesday night to get the victory to even its ACC record. FSU now will have a chance to get its biggest win of the season as it visits Virginia on Sunday night. After a 69-60 victory over Boston College, Florida State heads into Charlottesville with a 15-12 overall record which includes a 7-7 mark in ACC play. The...
Via Noled Out
February 20, 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...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 Virginia beats Pitt to match school's best 25-game start

  Malcolm Brogdon scored 18 points and No. 2 Virginia used a late 8-0 scoring run to beat Pittsburgh 61-49 on Monday night. The Cavaliers (24-1, 12-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) three times held Pittsburgh scoreless for more than 5 minutes, and they needed all three to overcome their own problems putting points on the board. The victory allowed Virginia to tie the best start to a...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh-Virginia Preview

Coach Tony Bennett has instilled a defense-first mentality that has resonated so effectively with No. 2 Virginia that his team seems to prefer being on that end of the floor with the game on the line. The Cavaliers appear to be in for a tough test Monday night against a visiting Pittsburgh team coming off a season-best offensive performance that toppled another ranked ACC foe. Virginia...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 Virginia survives upset bit from Wake Forest

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Anthony Gill scored 19 points and Malcolm Brogdon stole the ball from Cody Miller-McIntyre to prevent a potential game-winning shot in the final seconds Saturday, preserving No. 2 Virginia's 61-60 victory against Wake Forest. Brogdon and London Perrantes added 11 points each for Virginia (23-1, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which opened the second half...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Brogdon steals helps No. 2 Virginia beat Wake Forest, 61-60

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Anthony Gill scored 19 points and Malcolm Brogdon stole the ball from Cody Miller-McIntyre to prevent a potential game-winning shot in the final seconds Saturday, preserving No. 2 Virginia's 61-60 victory against Wake Forest. Brogdon and London Perrantes added 11 points each for Virginia (23-1, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which opened the second half...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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