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When it comes to the much anticipated rivalries in the world of college basketball, matchups between Virginia and Clemson are hardly considered to be in this category. While the Cavaliers have consistently been in the national conversation under the leadership of Coach Tony Bennett, the same cannot be said for the Tigers in recent years.
Following back-to-back wins against Notre Dame and Wake Forest, the Virginia men’s basketball team came into Saturday’s bout against Boston College with the determination to maintain their winning ways. The Cavaliers (7-2, 3-0 ACC) accomplished just that at the Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass., knocking off the Eagles (2-9, 0-5 ACC) by a score of 61-49.
No. 23 men’s basketball rebounds with win against Notre Dame
In their second game back to action following a pause to the season due to coronavirus complications, the Virginia men’s basketball team clashed against top-ranked Gonzaga on Saturday.
After preparing to take on Michigan State for a matchup that was originally scheduled for 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Virginia men’s basketball has announced that its team activities have been put on pause. The announcement was made as the team deals with COVID-19 issues within its program. It is unclear the extent to which coronavirus has made players and staff unavailable as Virginia Athletics did not provide information about positive test results.
Following a shocking loss to San Francisco Nov. 27, Virginia men’s basketball found its footing last Tuesday as the team secured an impressive win against Saint Francis. The Cavaliers (3-1, 0-0 ACC) notched their second straight victory Friday night against Kent State (1-1, 0-0 MAC) by a score of 71-64 to keep the momentum going.
Coming off a dominating 89-54 victory against Towson, No. 4 Virginia faced off against San Francisco in their second and final game in the Bubbleville series Friday. At the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., the Cavaliers (1-1, 0-0 ACC) were downed by the Dons (2-1, 0-0 WCC) by a score of 61-60 in a shocking upset.
No. 4 Virginia took down Towson 89-54 in the first game of the “Bubbleville” series from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The Cavaliers (1-0, 0-0 ACC) defeated Towson (0-1, 0-0 CAA) on the shoulders of an offensive explosion led by junior guard Trey Murphy and senior forward Sam Hauser, who combined for 40 points. The 89 points scored by Virginia is the most scored by the defending national champions since a 100-64 win over Marshall in December 2018.
Former Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite will join the Milwaukee Bucks after signing a two-way contract with the team Saturday night. With the deal being a two-way contract, Diakite will split time between the Bucks and their NBA G-League affiliate team, the Wisconsin Herd.
Coming into last season, expectations were high for the Virginia men’s basketball team following their 2019 national championship victory. Though the team struggled in the early stages of the season — mainly due to the departures of former guards Kyle Guy, De’Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome — the Cavaliers eventually found their footing.
With the start of the 2020-21 men’s basketball season just weeks away, the team held a virtual media day Monday to take questions about the much-anticipated start.
In the first game of the ACC Tournament, Virginia broke its four game losing streak and put on an impressive performance — beating Wake Forest 2-1. The Cavaliers (4-7, 2-3 ACC) advanced to take on Louisville in the ACC semifinals where the team fell short to the Cardinals by a score of 5-2.
Following a promising start to the season with three wins in its first five games, there was growing optimism early in the season surrounding the Virginia field hockey team. However, the trajectory of the season has gone south for the Cavaliers in recent weeks after being swept in double-headers against North Carolina and Louisville, despite coming within a razor’s edge of victory and losing by just one goal in two of the games. Virginia’s struggles on the offensive end persisted this weekend when the Cavaliers (3-6, 2-3 ACC) faced Duke Saturday in Durham, N.C.
In spite of being on a hot streak and ripping off three straight wins, including a 3-2 overtime thriller against Syracuse, the Virginia field hockey team hit a wall in this weekend's matchups against North Carolina.
With every recession that takes place, there are successful companies that pop up that simply began when a group of individuals decided to capitalize on the opportunity. The Great Recession in 2008 was no exception, as it opened the door to the founding of companies such as Uber, Venmo and Slack.
With the much anticipated season finally underway, the Virginia field hockey team showed signs of promise this weekend against Wake Forest at home in Turf Field. The Cavaliers (1-1, 1-0 ACC) split the games 1-2, 1-0 against the Demon Deacons (1-2, 0-1 ACC), securing a victory Sunday in nail-biting fashion.
With a new NFL season underway, many former Virginia football players will have the opportunity to showcase their talent at the professional level. In a year where sports across the nation have been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, week one proved that football will be no exception. Despite the crowdless stadiums and new safety protocols, former Cavaliers — ranging from rookies to veterans — will be taking the field and competing at the highest level. Here’s what to expect from the Cavaliers in the NFL.
With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past months, many people and organizations have faced brutal repercussions, and sports teams are no exception. Thanks to the cancellation of NCAA winter and spring championships, senior members of teams nationwide were forced to face the fact that they had played in the final games and participated in the last practices of their collegiate careers without even knowing it. Despite a young squad this year, Virginia softball will grapple with the loss of graduate student pitcher Riley Wilkinson, who was forced to end her last softball season ever early.
The past weeks have been tumultuous for Virginia softball as the team has not been able to break an ongoing losing streak that stretches back to Feb. 23.
Following a solid showing in their first three tournaments, the Cavaliers were halted by Clemson as the teams faced off in their first ACC matchups of the year.