Basketball


Where has Virginia’s offense gone? Carolina uglies it up, breaks JPJ curse

This Carolina team figured it out and walked out of John Paul Jones Arena with a 54-44 win on Saturday, ending the longest road losing streak to an opponent in Tar Heel history.


Poor shooting continues to plague Hoos in 54-44 loss to UNC

On a day when just about everything else was going Virginia’s way, the Cavaliers simply couldn’t put the ball in the basket for long stretches during a 54-44 home loss to No. 10 North Carolina on Saturday.


JPJ has been a hellish venue for Tar Heels since 2012

Carolina will try to snap that losing streak today when the 10th-ranked Tar Heels take on Virginia in a huge, 4-p.m. clash, nationally televised by ESPN.


UNC’s Bacot says it’s a sense of urgency to beat Virginia

Armando Bacot is a 6-foot-11 center from Richmond who has experienced success and failure against the Cavaliers.


Hoos finish strong to close out Hurricanes, 77-60

Virginia scored the final 14 points of the game and four Cavaliers finished in double figures in its 77-60 victory over Miami on Thursday night at John Paul Jones Arena.


Where does Virginia stand in the NET, bracketology?

So where does Virginia stand in terms of computer rankings and bracketology following Monday night’s blowout loss at Virginia Tech?


Cold-as-ice Virginia clobbered by Hokies at the Cassell

Virginia Tech punched visiting rival Virginia squarely in the mouth from the very beginning of the game, and the Cavaliers’ response was soft.


Hokies take rematch, blasting Cavaliers, 75-41

Round Two of the Commonwealth Clash was expected to be a tight, hard-fought contest between in-state rivals Virginia and Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum on ESPN’s Big Monday.


UVA hopes to break Cassell curse tonight; Hokies favored

Virginia hopes to change its luck in Blacksburg tonight when the Cavaliers take on Virginia Tech on ESPN’s Big Monday showcase at 7 p.m.


No. 19 Syracuse too much for UVA, 85-79, as team honors Ryan

No. 19 Syracuse outscored Virginia by 14 points in the first quarter en route to the Orange’s 85-79 victory at John Paul Jones Arena Sunday afternoon.


Wake’s trip to Virginia was as painful as a trip to the dentist

UVA’s defense stuck like glue and threw a suffocating blanket over Wake’s shooters, who entered the game as one of the ACC’s most potent offenses.


UVA escapes with 49-47 win over Wake Forest

Despite a horrible afternoon from the free-throw line, Virginia survived with a hard-fought, 49-47 victory against Wake Forest on Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena.


Bennett joins Dean Smith, Krzyzewski with ACC milestone

The win over the Deacs assured Virginia of finishing above the .500 mark in ACC play for the 13th-consecutive year.


Bennett slapped with a rare technical foul in Wake win

Nearly 14 years had passed since the last time Virginia coach Tony Bennett was slapped with a technical foul, until Saturday’s game against Wake Forest.


Virginia’s defense readies for big challenge from Wake

Tony Bennett has been less than thrilled with Virginia’s defensive performances in the last two games. Look for that to change in Saturday’s huge showdown against visiting Wake Forest.


Pitt bombs UVA’s ‘Pack-Line,’ which has no answers in loss

Pittsburgh knew exactly what it was getting into long before it arrived at John Paul Jones Arena on Tuesday night.


Pitt snaps No. 21 UVA’s win streaks with 74-63 upset at JPJ

The last time Virginia had lost a game at John Paul Jones Arena prior to Tuesday’s ACC tilt against Pittsburgh, Kihei Clark was still wearing a Cavalier uniform.


McKneely, Groves are lighting up opponents from Bonusphere

Pitt coach Jeff Capel knows that defending Virginia is sort of like playing “Whack-a-Mole.” Shut down one 3-point shooter, and another pops up.


Bennett approaches ACC milestone as UVA hosts Pitt

A future shoo-in for the Naismith Hall of Fame, Tony Bennett, in only his 15th year in Charlottesville, has taken the Cavaliers to higher ground.


McKneely, Beekman spark UVA’s 8th straight win, toppling Florida State

Isaac McKneely and Reece Beekman each scored career highs on Saturday night to spark Virginia’s 80-76 win at Florida State.