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Cavaliers top upset-minded Hokies in Blacksburg, 50-47

The Virginia men’s basketball team survived a major scare against in-state and conference rival Virginia Tech Sunday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg. Trailing 43-33 with less than 11 minutes to play, the No. 2 Cavaliers reeled off a game-ending 17-4 run to deal the Hokies their seventh straight defeat by a final score of 50-47.


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​Men’s basketball slams Georgia Tech, 57-28

The Virginia men’s basketball team stung Georgia Tech, 57-28, Thursday night at John Paul Jones Arena. The No. 2 Cavaliers (18-0, 6-0 ACC) kept the Yellow Jackets (9-9, 0-6 ACC) to 12 second-half points while holding an opponent to less than 30 overall for the third time this year.


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Moving forward

It was Feb. 2013. Senior forward Darion Atkins was sidelined with a shin injury. Junior center Mike Tobey came down with mononucleosis. Junior guard Justin Anderson, the team's 6-foot-6 shooting guard, was forced to play power forward down the stretch in ACC play.


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Virginia squares off against slumping Yellow Jackets

The Virginia men’s basketball team looks to continue its torrid start to the season Thursday night against Georgia Tech in Charlottesville. With more than half the regular season complete, the Cavaliers are 17-0, their best start since the 1980-81 team won its first 23 games.


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Men's basketball trounces Tigers, 65-42

Virginia junior guard Justin Anderson scored nine of his 11 first-half points from long range Tuesday night against Clemson at John Paul Jones Arena. But when junior guard Malcolm Brogdon found him on the baseline with an open lane to the hoop shortly after the break, the ACC’s leading 3-point shooter soared in for a monster two-handed jam.


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Breaking the glass ceiling

It’s been a wild couple of weeks in college basketball to kick off the New Year. Even those Virginia fans that began the season without gray hairs may start examining their manes more closely following a few early ACC games that I think many would agree were too close for comfort.


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Cavaliers shell Terrapins, 76-65

The No. 7 Virginia men’s basketball stayed perfect on the season, dispatching the No. 21 Maryland Terrapins by a final score of 76-65. The win marks the Cavaliers’ first victory over a ranked opponent in their 2014-15 campaign.


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Men's basketball crushes JMU, 79-51

The last time the Virginia basketball team played in Harrisonburg, legend Ralph Sampson was in the building following a program-record 30 win season that propelled the Cavaliers to a top-10 ranking entering the season.


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Basketball teams announce new recruiting classes

Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett announced Wednesday afternoon that the team had signed the bulky Brewster Academy senior forward Jarred Reuter to a National Letter of Intent. Earlier in the day, Virginia women’s basketball coach Joanne Boyle also announced that high school senior post players Debra Ferguson, Moné Jones and Shakyna Payne would all head to Charlottesville for the 2015-16 season.


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Cavaliers visit James Madison to start new season

The Virginia men’s basketball team will tip off its 2014-15 regular season this Friday night at James Madison in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Junior forward Evan Nolte and sophomore guard London Perrantes have been suspended for the game due to violations of team rules over the summer.


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Hoops with a side of stuffing

This summer, Virginia junior guard Justin Anderson collaborated with strength and conditioning coach Mike Curtis to lose a little weight and strike the proper ratio between body fat and muscle. Now a sleeker 225 pounds, Anderson said Curtis — dubbed the “best strength coach in the country” by coach Tony Bennett at the No. 9 Cavaliers’ Oct. 22 media day — helped him fine-tune his diet.


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Men's basketball opens 2014-15 season, eyes ACC repeat

The No. 9 Virginia men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood Friday for the first time since falling to Michigan State in the NCAA tournament. Despite reigning as ACC regular season and tournament champions, the Cavaliers enter the 2014-15 campaign as just the fourth-highest ranked team in the ACC.