Basketball


Women’s notebook: Hoos travel to William & Mary for last game before break

The Virginia women’s basketball team plays at William & Mary on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Kaplan Arena in Williamsburg.


Dunn’s two highlights help lift No. 3 UVA over JMU, gives glimpses of future

Coming out of a timeout with only 60 seconds to play, Virginia freshman Ryan Dunn lurked deep in the right corner of the floor, anticipating a pass from veteran teammate Kihei Clark.


No. 3 UVA survives another scare from JMU, ekes out 55-50 win to stay unbeaten

UVA got a huge play from freshman forward Ryan Dunn to take control late, and slammed the door shut on the defensive end, walking away with a 55-50 win at John Paul Jones Arena Tuesday night.


Clark, Gardner allow Cavaliers to outlast James Madison

In Wednesday evening’s tough 55-50 win over James Madison, Kihei Clark and Jayden Gardner helped Virginia produce retribution for last season’s 52-49 win by the Dukes over the Cavaliers at JMU.


Wahoo Preview: No. 3 Virginia vs. James Madison

No. 3 Virginia aims to stay unbeaten heading into exam break, as James Madison makes the short trip over the mountain Tuesday for an 8-p.m. in-state showdown at John Paul Jones Arena.


UVA takes care of UNCW, 78-36, moves to 10-0 on the season

The Cavaliers (10-0, 1-0 ACC) got a season-high 22 points — including four 3-pointers — from senior McKenna Dale, as they doubled their win total from all of last season not even 30 full days into Amaka Agugua-Hamilton’s tenure as UVA head coach.


UVA’s Kihei Clark signs NIL deal with Charlottesville-based Rhoback activewear brand

Kihei Clark isn’t only piling up assists in his fifth year as Virginia’s point guard, he’s piling up NIL deals as well. Rhoback, a growing activewear brand based in Charlottesville, has signed Clark to an exclusive apparel partnership.


Women’s notebook: Cavaliers look to extend win streak to double digits against UNC Wilmington

The Virginia women’s basketball team returns home to host UNCW on Sunday at 2 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.


Clark gives Leonard Hamilton & Seminoles more nightmares as UVA escapes in ACC opener

Kihei Clark has seemingly been around the ACC for so long that opposing coaches swear he’s drawing Social Security.


Virginia’s proficiency at the free-throw line helps Cavaliers stave off stubborn FSU in ACC opener

The Cavaliers knew they were going to have to find ways to make shots, and that is where the free-throw line came into play.


No. 3 Virginia can’t afford to take struggling Florida State lightly

Remember the gut punch Florida State delivered to an NCAA-hopeful Virginia late last February when Matthew Cleveland drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Cavaliers, 64-63?


Wahoo Preview: No. 3 Virginia vs. Florida State

Third-ranked Virginia begins its 70th season of ACC competition Saturday at home against a struggling Florida State team at 2 p.m., but don’t expect Tony Bennett to be taking the matchup with the Seminoles lightly.


UVA improves to 9-0 for first time since ’91 with 89-68 win at Penn State

This is the Cavaliers’ first 9-0 start to a season since 1991 and their first nine-game win streak since the 2008-09 season. This is Virginia’s first victory in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge since 2012.


Wahoos’ mental wardrobe change at halftime sparks dramatic come-from-behind effort at Michigan

There was nothing like a quick wardrobe change and some textbook Tony Bennett halftime adjustments to get No. 3 Virginia refocused in a dramatic comeback at Michigan on Tuesday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.


No. 3 Hoos fight back, escape Ann Arbor with 70-68 win vs. Michigan in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

UVA coach Tony Bennett said after Wednesday’s matchup with Michigan that you can never win a tough game without a little grit and fight. His No. 3 Virginia team displayed both as it erased an 11-point halftime deficit and went ahead to stay on a Jayden Gardner elbow jumper with 39 seconds remaining.


Women’s notebook: Virginia looks for 9-0 start at Penn State in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

The Virginia women’s basketball team takes on Penn State on Wednesday at 7 p.m., in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa.


Wahoo Preview: No. 3 Virginia at Michigan

Tony Bennett couldn’t help but wonder how his Virginia basketball team would handle big-time competition when the Cavaliers took on ranked Baylor and Illinois teams in Las Vegas over a week ago.


UVA jumps to No. 3 in the nation in new AP poll

The Virginia men’s basketball team has moved up to No. 3 in the national AP top 25 poll, jumping from fifth place in last week’s poll.


ACC/SEC men’s and women’s ‘Challenges’ to replace ACC-Big 10 event beginning in 2023-24

The Atlantic Coast Conference, Southeastern Conference and ESPN announced Monday the formation of the ACC/SEC Challenge for men’s and women’s basketball, which will begin as part of the 2023-24 season.


Hoos stay unbeaten with 72-50 win against East Carolina in Cavalier Classic finale

UVA (8-0) is off to its best start since the 1992-93 season, and on Sunday against the Pirates, dominating the glass was a major factor in terms of why the Cavaliers are still unbeaten.