Basketball


No. 9 Virginia hopes to avoid upset at pesky Georgia Tech tonight

Josh Pastner’s Georgia Tech team is on the verge of a challenge that Tony Bennett wanted no part of for his Virginia basketball team.


Woldetensae shakes off pressure to give Cavaliers another long-range weapon

What Tomas Woldetensae pulled off Saturday night in Virginia’s 73-66 win over Pitt, was somewhat amazing.


Virginia’s defense isn’t No. 1, but it ain’t exactly bad either

Virginia’s defense for the 2020-21 season will never be mistaken for Detroit’s “Bad Boys.” It’s simply not in this team’s DNA.


UVA’s Sam Hauser named ACC Player of the Week

Sam Hauser (Stevens Point, Wis.) has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday (Feb. 8).


Hauser dominates both ends of floor as Virginia turns away upset-minded Pitt

With 16 minutes to go in the second half Saturday, Virginia and Pitt were deadlocked at 36-all. The visiting Panthers, coming off an upset over a ranked Virginia Tech team just days ago, had visions of overthrowing another of the ACC’s present hierarchy.


Top UVA hoops recruit Isaac McKneely joins ‘Jerry Ratcliffe Show’

Virginia’s No. 1 recruiting target for the class of 2022, 4-star guard Isaac McKneely joins Hootie to talk about his commitment to the Cavaliers and much more.


Bennett tells ACC not to overload his schedule: ‘No way, no how’

Tony Bennett has nothing against trying to make up postponed games from earlier this season, but the ACC is quickly learning it’s not going to push around Virginia’s coach.


Virginia’s players took coach’s “soft” comment seriously

Nobody likes being called soft by their coach, so when Tony Bennett said his team was too “finesse-y” in a loss at Virginia Tech last Saturday, it was his way of sending a message.


Virginia slays Wolfpack at the free throw line, increases ACC lead

Virginia doesn’t get to the free throw line often, but when the Cavaliers get there, they make it count.


Virginia hopes to bounce back at NC State tonight; Wolfpack missing at least one starter

Virginia will attempt to bounce back from a late-game collapse that led to a lopsided loss to rival Virginia Tech last Saturday night, when the Cavaliers take on NC State tonight (9 o’clock tip, ACC Network) in Raleigh.


ACC announces schedule changes affecting UVA hoops

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the Louisville at Virginia men’s basketball game scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6 has been postponed.


UVA-Tech rematch not likely as teams battle the calendar

Virginia may have to wait to the postseason for any chance of avenging Saturday’s loss to rival Virginia Tech. In fact, there is a chance that none of the ACC’s remaining postponements will ever be played.


Shedrick on the mend, Wahoos drop to No. 14 in AP Poll

Tony Bennett said that he doesn’t think redshirt freshman Kadin Shedrick is ready to play quite yet, but is hopeful to have him back soon.


Cavaliers disappear down the stretch in upset loss to rival Hokies

Don’t know what Mike Young told his team at halftime on Saturday night in Cassell Coliseum, but he should record it and market it to other coaches around the country.


UVA Hoops Notebook: Pre-Hokie game appetizer; new commitment shows courage

How great a kid is Isaac McKneely, Virginia’s latest basketball commitment?


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