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UVa Basketball: 2015-2016 Preview

With Duke’s win over Wisconsin in the National Championship, another exciting season of college basketball has come to a close. Looking back, the 2014-2015 season was one where Virginia boasted a #2 ranking for a good part of the season and seemingly suffocated opponents with their shutdown defense. However, once tournament season came around, the Hoos seemingly dropped off the map. The sad fact is that all of the Cavaliers’ regular season success this year will be overshadowed by their inability to perform…

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UVa March Madness

It’s finally every college basketball fan’s favorite time of the year. March Madness is in full swing as people are already picking up the pieces of their bracket. In just the first day, the tournament has already lived up to the hype. Two #3 seeds (Iowa State, Baylor) fell to #14 seeds, seven of the twelve games were decided by less than five points, and we saw two game-winning three-point shots, one of which was facilitated by a SMU goaltending. In regards…

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UVa Bracketology

While we are still two weeks away from Selection Sunday, March Madness is in full force at UVa. The battered, bruised, and face mask-donning Hoos came away with a 69-57 win last week over their in-state rivals Virginia Tech. And then UVa clinched the ACC regular season title and the number one seed in the ACC tournament with a win versus Syracuse this past Sunday. With a win against Louisville and a strong showing in the ACC tournament, UVa is all but…

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Hypothetical Hoops: UK vs. UVa

With UVa sitting at number two in the national polls, just behind the University of Kentucky, the debate rages on about who would win if the Kentucky Wildcats played the University of Virginia. Both UVa and UK are enjoying very successful seasons, but what makes this match-up so intriguing is that these teams are first and second in terms of total defense, respectively. If we break down each team’s star players and strengths, we can see who would most likely edge out…

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How Far Can Virginia Go in the NCAA Tournament?

No one is safe during March Madness. Over half of the games that were played on Thursday and Friday featured wins by the lower seeded of the two teams. Some of the biggest losses occurred on Friday, including Mercer shocking the Duke Blue Devils and Stephen F. Austin stunning the college world with a miraculous shot against Virginia Commonwealth, leading them to a victory in overtime. With the vulnerability of college basketball giants in the NCAA Tournament, how far can Virginia go?

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UVa Shocks Pitt, Holds 2nd Place in the ACC

UVa down’s the #18 Pittsburgh Panthers on their home court to improve to 8-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The high profile game was won with late game heroics by Malcolm Brogdon, who hit a 3-pointer with only 0.4 left in regulation.

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Virginia Routs Tech, Continues ACC Dominance

Virginia handles Virginia Tech to improve to 6-1 in conference play. Behind excellent ball distribution and stifling defense, the Cavaliers reach their best conference record in over 30 years.

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