Basketball


‘Jerry Ratcliffe Show’: ‘Hoos defeat Hokies, UVA football news and notes

Chris Graham joins Hootie, and the two break down #10 Virginia’s 78-68 win over Virginia Tech, then talk through the latest news with UVA football.


Cavaliers stick with four-guard look, finish strong for 78-68 win over Hokies

On Wednesday, the Wahoos (14-3, 6-2 ACC) started the game strong and closed it out even stronger, brushing off a few Hokie scoring runs in between to eventually pull away for their fourth win in a row.


Virginia offense prevails against Hokies in battle of two strong defenses

Virginia and Virginia Tech entered their first matchup of the season as the No. 4 and No. 6 defenses in the ACC, and once the game began, an offensive amendment allowed the Cavaliers to get past the Hokies, 78-68, in Charlottesville on Wednesday evening.


Women’s notebook: Virginia looks to get back to .500 in ACC vs. Seminoles on Thursday

The Virginia women’s basketball team closes out a three-game homestand by hosting Florida State on Thursday at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.


Wahoo Preview: No. 10 Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

Virginia enters Wednesday’s Commonwealth Clash matchup with Virginia Tech (7 p.m., ESPNU) on a three-game winning streak, and a fourth in a row would keep the 10th-ranked Cavaliers in a tie for second, just a game back of first-place Clemson.


Trio of Wahoo recruits nominated for McDonald’s All-American squads

Blake Buchanan of Lake City High School in Idaho, who signed with the Cavaliers in November, has been nominated to the boys team, while a pair of Virginia women’s team signees, Olivia McGhee and Kymora Johnson, have been nominated for the girls team.


Tony Bennett makes offer to John Marshall HS freshman center Latrell Allmond

Tony Bennett is the latest to jump on the recruiting bandwagon of John Marshall High School freshman center Latrell Allmond, a member of the recruiting class of 2026.


Virginia had the perfect game plan to exploit FSU’s shortcomings

Virginia was 11 of 22 from beyond the arc against the struggling Seminoles in a 67-58 win over Florida State.


Hoos get back in win column, downing Boston College, 66-50

The Cavaliers trailed by as many as 11 points in the opening half before dominating the final 20 minutes, outscoring the Eagles 41-22, to improve to 10-1 at home this season.


Cavaliers sweep Seminoles, 67-58, thanks to another solid performance from 3

The 13th-ranked Cavaliers (13-3, 5-2 ACC) got a game-high 20 points from senior guard Armaan Franklin and 15 more from grad-transfer forward Ben Vander Plas, as the two combined to make 7 of UVA’s 11 3-pointers to lead the attack.


Women’s notebook: Cavaliers hope to snap three-game skid Sunday against BC

The Virginia women’s basketball team hosts Boston College on Sunday at noon at John Paul Jones Arena, looking to snap a three-game losing streak.


Now that the parking brake is off, McKneely ready to go bombs away on UVA opponents

Within a seven-minute span in the first half against Syracuse a week ago, freshman Isaac McNeely drilled three 3-pointers, two of them during Virginia’s 15-4 run that helped the Cavaliers pull away from the Orange.


Wahoo Preview: No. 13 Virginia at Florida State

The 13th-ranked Virginia men’s basketball team looks for its first conference sweep of the season against Florida State Saturday in Tallahassee (4 p.m., ESPN2), after holding on for a five-point home win in early December.


Cavaliers cough up late lead as Carolina closes strong to win, 70-59

Virginia, playing its first game after losing leading scorer and rebounder Mir McLean to an unfortunate season-ending injury, let a comfortable, late lead slip away against No. 22 North Carolina, as the visitors closed the game on a 22-2 run to win, 70-59.


Jerry Ratcliffe Show: Recapping UVA hoops win over UNC, UVA football news and notes

Hootie and Chris Graham discuss Virginia’s 65-58 win over North Carolina from Tuesday, then turn their attention to the football transfer portal, with updates on the latest comings and goings from the UVA program.


Women’s notebook: Virginia vs. No. 22 North Carolina

The Virginia women’s basketball team hosts No. 22 North Carolina on Thursday at 7 p.m., at John Paul Jones Arena.


‘BVP’ was MVP of Virginia’s win over Tar Heels on both ends of the floor

Ben Vander Plas, a graduate transfer from Ohio University, a guy who Bennett believed would make a true impact on this year’s Virginia team, indeed rode to the rescue.


Second-half explosion lifts Virginia to 65-58 win over UNC

With the help of a crucial 17-2 second-half scoring run, the 13th-ranked Virginia men’s basketball team clawed its way back to make it eight home wins in a row against ACC foe North Carolina at John Paul Jones Arena with a 65-58 triumph on Tuesday night.


Vander Plas leads Virginia’s second-half surge over Tar Heels

Vander Plas led four Cavaliers in double figures as he had 17 points and eight rebounds while making 6 of 10 field goals, with three of those coming from 3-point range.


Stopping Bacot is high priority for Virginia in tonight’s big battle with visiting Carolina

Virginia will likely throw everything — including the kitchen sink — at Carolina big man Armando Bacot in tonight’s ACC showdown at soldout John Paul Jones Arena. But will it be enough?