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Sophomore forward Mamadi Diakite anchored the Cavaliers' defense, tallying four blocks to propel the JPJ crowd into a frenzy time and again. 

Men’s basketball readies for home opener

John Paul Jones Arena was good to the Virginia men’s basketball team a season ago, as coach Tony Bennett’s team joined Oregon, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana and California as one of only six high-major programs to go unbeaten at home.

Two juniors — forward Isaiah Wilkins and guard Devon Hall — each showed signs of promise last season.

​Virginia basketball looks forward to 2016-17 season

Removed at least in time from that gut-wrenching 68-62 loss to Syracuse in last season’s Elite Eight and the departures of his four senior leaders — Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill, Mike Tobey and Evan Nolte — whose collective contribution to the Virginia basketball program goes without saying, Coach Tony Bennett addressed the media Monday afternoon in advance of the 2016-17 season.

Junior guard London Perrantes didn't even attempt a three pointer in the 62-63 loss at Duke. Monday night against NC State, Perrantes drained five of eight shots from beyond the arc, including trifectas on three straight Cavalier possessions in the second half.  

Defense limits ACC scoring leader to 14 points, two assists

With less than 48 hours between the final buzzer and Monday’s opening tip, No. 7 Virginia did not have long to process the controversial ending to Saturday’s loss to Duke. The Cavaliers (21-5, 10-4 ACC) took an early body blow from NC State but regrouped and suffocated the life out of the Wolfpack (13-13, 3-10 ACC) in the second half en route to a 73-53 victory inside John Paul Jones Arena.