Virginia basketball season in review, 2

Continuing the series begun last week. #12 - Joe Harris - Sr. SF This season: As predicted, Harris's raw numbers went down this year.  He scored less and rebounded less, and played fewer minutes too.  And as predicted, this was a good sign; it meant more reliance on a larger number of teammates.  Spread things out and it can only be a good thing. Harris's shooting percentages...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Spartan Jump Shots, NCAA Tournament Edition: Michigan State vs. Virginia Keys to the Game

In a tournament season rife with upsets, a matchup most figured to see in the round of sixteen has still managed to come to fruition, as the Michigan State Spartans and Virginia Cavaliers will do battle with their eyes on the Elite Eight. After fending off a pesky Harvard bunch who had some stunning late designs on an upset, the Spartans now face a much different challenge with the...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Memphis Vs. Virginia – Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers, Line, Predictions

Twitter/@UVAMensHoops The Memphis Tigers took down the George Washington Colonials 71-66 in their first tournament game. Their opponent, the 1-seed Virginia Cavaliers, held off a pesky Coastal Carolina squad; winning 70-59. The winner of this game will face the winner of Michigan State and Harvard; most likely the Spartans. For more on Memphis and Virginia click here. And if you...
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March 22, 2014  |  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...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Coastal Carolina @ Virginia

Coastal Carolina at Virginia 3/21/2014 9:25:00 PM |  TV:TBS | LIVE STATSSimulate This Game Again KenPom: Tempo: UVA: 61.0 (#345) CCU: 67.1 (#132) Offense: UVA: 114.1 (#22) CCU: 97.6 (#292) Defense: UVA: 89.5 (#3) CCU: 102.1 (#113) Pythag: UVA: .9423 (#4) CCU: .3729 (#222) Projected lineups: Virginia: PG: London Perrantes (5.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.8 apg) SG: Malcolm Brogdon...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 3/20 with Game Sim Predictions

Check out today's links, predictions, and previews below. Also, in case you missed it, Game Sim picked its 2014 National Champion yesterday.  Check it out here. Predictions Pittsburgh at Colorado - Pittsburgh wins 69-65 Sim the game here Western Michigan at Syracuse - Syracuse wins 72-58 Sim the game here NC State at Saint Louis - NC State wins 75-64 Sim the...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia’s Akil Mitchell, Anthony Gill form Cavs’ dynamic duo

For Virginia senior Akil Mitchell, “it was a girl.” For forward Anthony Gill, it was “my defense.” But whether it was the end of a romantic relationship or a failure to gain a coach’s trust, the two former high school teammates did not seem quite right as the Cavaliers stumbled in nonconference play. Now, though, with Virginia entering this week’s NCAA tournament as...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Gill Ready for Next Step

GREENSBORO, N.C.- Virginia forward Anthony Gill discusses the team's win over Duke for the ACC tournament championship, and the momentum ahead of the NCAA tournament.
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke basketball comes up short in ACC title game

Earlier this afternoon the Duke Blue Devils’ hopes of a 20th ACC tournament title ended when they lost to the Virginia Cavaliers 72-63. A combination of fatigue and smothering defense caused the Blue Devils to get off to a very slow start; they only scored 25 points in the first half. Thankfully the Blue Devils were able to find their stride in the second half and make a very competitive...
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia 51, Pittsburgh 48

Joe Harris led a balanced offense with 12 points as the Cavaliers edged the Panthers in the semifinals of the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Justin Anderson sealed it by blocking James Robinson’s 3-point attempt in the final seconds for top-seeded Virginia (27-6), which will play Duke in Sunday's championship game. Malcolm Brogdon and Anthony Gill scored 10 points apiece...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Anderson's block key as No. 6 Virginia reaches ACC title game

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...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia Holds Off Pitt

James Robinson's runner makes it a one-point game with ten seconds left. Anthony Gill hits a pair of free throws to clinch the win for Virginia. The Wahoos advance to the ACC Tournament Championship game for the first time in 20 years.
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gill clutch for Virginia

Anthony Gill hit a pair of clutch free-throws in the final seconds of Virginia's ACC semifinal win over Pitt. Gill discusses his mentality in crucial late-game situations and more inside.
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Okaro White scores 17 points but FSU falls to Virginia for third time

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Florida State's NCAA Tournament hopes have likely ended. Joe Harris matched a season high with 20 points, and No. 6 Virginia pulled away to beat Florida State 64-51 on Friday afternoon in an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinal. Anthony Gill added 16 points for the top-seeded Cavaliers (26-6). Okaro White scored 17 points and Aaron Thomas added...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland Says Goodbye to ACC With Upset of #5 Virginia, 75-69 (OT)

  Photo Credit: Welcome to March. In the world of college basketball, it usually means Senior Days, conference tournaments and milestone events. Maryland’s men’s team had a milestone to celebrate, its last regular season home game as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. After 61 seasons, the Terrapins are moving to the Big Ten later this year. Until the move...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia converts inbounds play to send game against Maryland to OT

Things weren’t looking great for Tony Bennett and co after Maryland fouled up 3 with less than 5 seconds left in regulation. However, Malcolm Brogdon hit his first free throw and then purposefully missed his second, allowing for the Cavaliers to regain possession with less than 2 seconds remaining. On the resulting inbounds play, Anthony Gill ran around a Joe Harris screen and...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Maryland Fouls Up 3, Gets Burned On Virginia Buzzer-Beater

It’s become a popular trend for college basketball coaches to choose to foul their opponent when leading by three points on the game’s final possession. Virginia just showed Maryland and its fans exactly why it doesn’t always work out. With the Terrapins leading the Cavs, 64-61, coach Mark Turgeon chose to foul UVA’s Malcolm Brogdon with 2.8 seconds to play. Brogdon made...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami-Virginia Preview

One season after Miami made a surprising run to the ACC regular-season title, Virginia is on track to do the same. Before facing their closest ACC pursuer and the nation's former No. 1 team this weekend, the No. 12 Cavaliers try for a 12th consecutive victory Wednesday night when they host a Hurricanes squad in the midst of its best stretch of conference play. Virginia (23...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia 70, Notre Dame 49

Akil Mitchell made all seven of his shots en route to 15 points as the Cavaliers finished strong to pick up their 11th straight win and remain in first place in the ACC. Anthony Gill also scored 15 points in a reserve role for Virginia (23-5, 14-1), which established a school record for wins in ACC play. Malcolm Brogdon collected 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the...
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February 23, 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...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 20 UVa Takes the Sting Out of Jackets

ATLANTA- No. 20 Virginia moved to 10-1 in the ACC after beating Georgia Tech 64-45 on Saturday. Malcolm Brogdon lead the way with another double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds; while Joe Harris and Anthony Gill added 11 points.
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 20 Virginia beats Georgia Tech 64-45

Sophomore guard Malcolm Brogdon scored 14 points and tied his career high with 11 rebounds as No. 20 Virginia broke open a tight game with a huge late run for a 64-45 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Cavaliers (19-5, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 44-42 before closing their seventh straight victory with a 22-1 run. Joe Harris and Anthony Gill added 11 points...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 20 Virginia handles Boston College 77-67

Malcolm Brogdon had 17 points, a career-best 11 rebounds and seven assists and No. 20 Virginia used two big first-half runs to take command and beat Boston College 77-67 on Wednesday night, the Cavaliers' sixth consecutive victory. Anthony Gill and Justin Anderson added 13 points each for the Cavaliers (18-5, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Virginia led 40-21 at halftime and...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Players React to 6-1 ACC Start

Virginia moved to 6-1 in the ACC after beating Virginia Tech 65-45 on Saturday. Anthony Gill, Malcolm Brogdon and Akil Mitchell reacts to the win over Virginia Tech and the fast start in conference play.
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Anthony Gill, UVa vs. Wake Forest Post

Virginia forward Anthony Gill discussed the Cavaliers' 74-51 win over Wake Forest. The Cavs are now 2-0 in ACC play.
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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