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ACC-Big Ten Challenge: Never Too Early For Basketball

The wounds have barely healed from last basketball season, and here we are, looking forward to the upcoming season. Per the Big Ten office, there look like some entertaining match ups in the 2015 ACC-BIG Challenge. View the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge match ups below. Monday, Nov. 30 Clemson at Minnesota Wake Forest at Rutgers Tuesday, Dec. 1 Maryland at North Carolina Virginia...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Darion Atkins Apologizes for Post-game Comments

View image | gettyimages.com Following Virginia’s 60-54 loss to Michigan State in the Round of 32 on Sunday, senior forward Darion Atkins let his emotions get the best of him. Atkins made headlines for calling out his teammates, questioning their effort, or lack thereof, saying he felt he “wanted it more than a few other guys on the team,” and called them out of their names...
Via KCM Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia’s Darion Atkins Apologizes For “Inappropriate Comments” To The Media Following NCAA Tournament Loss

Following Virginia’s loss to Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament’s third round on Sunday, Darion Atkins sat in his team’s locker room at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte and spoke quite harshly to the media.  The Cavaliers’ senior forward questioned his team’s effort against the Spartans and said his teammates played “like a bunch of p*ssies.”  Unsurprisingly...
Via College Spun
March 23, 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

Sunday’s big NCAA winner: Genitalia

College sports are played by college kids, and sometimes college kids say things that, say, a 30-year-old would not. After all, like Bill Cosby always used to tell us, “Here, have a drink” kids say the darndest things. Both Virginia forward Darion Atkins and Wichita State guard Fred Van Vleet fell under that umbrella on Sunday with some “genitalia as an adjective” references...
Via Rumors and Rants
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Darion Atkins rips Virginia teammates for lack of effort

By Steve DelVecchioThe unexpected continued to happen in the NCAA Tournament’s East Region on Sunday, with No. 7 seed Michigan State knocking off No. 2 seed Virginia. Cavs forward Darion Atkins felt his team did not put forth a respectable effort, to put it kindly.Atkins, a 6-foot-8 senior, scored 10 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. When asked after the game if he felt...
Via Fox Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Darion Atkins Calls out Virginia Teammates After Loss to Michigan State

Playing in what turned out to be his last collegiate game, Virginia senior Darion Atkins left everything on the floor. He finished with 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in their Round of 32 loss vs. Michigan State. He also came away with a huge block on Spartans guard Alvin Ellis in the first half. But despite his efforts the Spartans were able to beat Virginia at their own...
Via KCM Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Darion Atkins rips Virginia teammates for lack of effort

The unexpected continued to happen in the NCAA Tournament’s East Region on Sunday, with No. 7 seed Michigan State knocking off No. 2 seed Virginia. Cavs forward Darion Atkins felt his team did not put forth a respectable effort, to put it kindly. Atkins, a 6-foot-8 senior, scored 10 points and grabbed a game-high 14...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia's Darion Atkins With the "Tho Shall Not Slam on Me!" Block of the Day

Virginia Cavaliers forward Darion Akins already won the day with the best pregame quote leading up to Sunday's game against Michigan State. With his team having a little trouble scoring early on Akins decided to make sure the Spartans understood the Cavaliers were not going to lay down and let the Spartans win with this awesome block.Sadly, it was not enough to spark the Cavaliers...
Via FatManWriting
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Ends Virginia's Season for Second Straight Year

For the second straight year Virginia’s season comes to an end at the hands of Michigan State. This time one round earlier, as the No. 7 seed Spartans paced the No. 2 seed Cavaliers 60-54 in the Round of 32 East Region matchup. RT @UVAMensHoops: No. 7 seed Michigan State defeats No. 2 seed Virginia 60-54. Cavaliers finish season 30-4. pic.twitter.com/POOIm0vqtR — Virginia...
Via KCM Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State buckles down, busts brackets in upset of Virginia

Betting against a Tom Izzo-coached Michigan State Spartans team in March is becoming an exercise in futility. Even his best teams are more than capable of making deep runs come the final month of the season. Almost a year to the day after shocking Virginia in a third round NCAA tournament matchup, the Spartans did it again. This time knocking off second-seeded UVa 60-54 on the strength...
Via Talking 10
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia’s Darion Atkins stuffs MSU's Alvin Ellis with monster block (Video)

Virginia Cavaliers senior forward Darion Atkins stuffed Michigan State Spartans sophomore guard Alvin Ellis with a monster block during the first half of Sunday's NCAA Tournament East Regional matchup in Charlotte.Ellis went in strong with the one-handed dunk attempt, but was steadfastly denied: Atkins had a strong game with 10 points and 14 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the...
Via Holdout Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA’s Darion Atkins Blasts Teammates After Loss To MSU, Team “Played Like A Bunch Of P*ssies”

Virginia forward Darion Atkins is the lone senior in Virginia’s rotation, and may wind up being the only major loss for the Cavaliers this off-season. Naturally, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year is upset after his team’s Round of 32 loss to Michigan State, the program’s second straight post-season ouster at the hands of the Spartans. After the game, Atkins reportedly took...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Trice's 23 points help Michigan State bounce No. 2 Virginia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Travis Trice scored 23 points, and Michigan State knocked second-seeded Virginia out of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, 60-54 on Sunday. Branden Dawson added 15 points and nine rebounds for the seventh-seeded Spartans, who advanced to the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in the last eight seasons under coach Tom Izzo. The Spartans will play the winner...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Darion Atkins Stuffs Alvin Ellis’ Dunk with the Block of the NCAA Tournament

Virginia needed a stop and momentum change after Michigan State Spartans guard Travis Trice scored 13 unanswered points. They Cavaliers got it from the defensive anchor Darion Atkins. Alvin Ellis III took off down the lane for what was to be a monster dunk. Unfortunately for Ellis, Atkins had other plans. Atkins rejected Ellis before he could get to the rim with may be the best...
Via KCM Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia Forward Darion Atkins Has Interesting Take On Sunday's Game Against Michigan State

The Virginia Cavaliers have been looking pretty good all season long and are hoping to make some serious noise in the Tournament this year. To do that they had to first get past a game Belmont team, and will now have to get past the team that put an end to their run last season--Michigan State.The Spartans are not the same team they were last season, but will certainly not make it...
Via FatManWriting
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia player has inappropriate take on upcoming game

By Dan LyonsVirginia’s 2013-14 season finished on March 28 in the Sweet 16, with a 61-59 loss to Michigan State at Madison Square Garden. Michigan State had a down season (by its standards) this year, while UVA was fantastic once again, clinching the No. 2 seed in the East Region.Now, the Cavaliers and Spartans are set to play again, this time in the Round of 32, and you know that...
Via Fox Sports
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia's Darion Atkins has quote of the year

Virginia’s 2013-14 season finished on March 28 in the Sweet 16, with a 61-59 loss to Michigan State at Madison Square Garden. Michigan State had a down season, by its standards this year, while UVA was fantastic once again, clinching the No. 2 seed in the East Region. Now, the Cavaliers and Spartans are set to play again, this time in the Round of 32, and you know that Virginia’s...
Via College Spun
March 21, 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 Basketball: Offensive Woes Continue

The No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers were yet again in another tight game as they took on the Florida State Seminoles Sunday night. This was the Cavalier’s fourth game without offensive leader Justin Anderson and Virginia has yet to find a way to fill his void on offense. Thanks to Virginia’s defense the Cavs were able to improve to 25-1, 13-1 in the ACC. In the first half, Virginia...
Via isportsweb.com
February 23, 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
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