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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.


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Cavaliers tabbed fourth at ACC Media Day

Media members picked the Virginia men’s basketball team to finish fourth in the ACC in a preseason poll conducted at ACC Operation Basketball—the conference’s annual media day—Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. The press also named Virginia junior guard Malcolm Brogdon to the 2014-15 preseason All-ACC team.


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Things left behind

Four thousand miles away from the sleepy lobby of a dusty hostel in the heart of Paris, France, the community I had abruptly left behind was nearing a prideful triumph.


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Jones leaves Virginia basketball team

The Virginia men’s basketball team announced in a release Monday that sophomore point guard Teven Jones would transfer from the program to seek playing time elsewhere. “Teven informed me today that he is leaving the Virginia basketball program and will be looking for another school where he will have a better opportunity for playing time,” coach Tony Bennett said in a statement.


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Bennett nets hefty bonuses

Although the University lists Tony Bennett’s yearly salary at $300,000, there is little reason to fear the Virginia men’s basketball coach will skip town for a higher-paying job.


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A lasting legacy

In many ways, Virginia’s loss last week to Michigan State felt like a failure that wrought a premature end to one of the best seasons in program history. So how do we remember this season?


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Michigan State knocks Virginia out of NCAA Tournament

NEW YORK — At some point, the Virginia men’s basketball team’s luck had to run out. They had won an ACC regular season title, an ACC Tournament championship and had made it to the Sweet Sixteen, extending one of the most successful seasons in the program’s recent history. Friday night at Madison Square Garden, the Cavaliers’ stunning run came to an end as they lost 61-59 to Michigan State, bowing out of the NCAA Tournament.


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The view from the stands

Perhaps the most appealing thing about the Virginia men’s basketball team is the fact that they play as a team. However, throughout the ACC and NCAA Tournaments, the entire team has not been accounted for.


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NCAA Tournament: Virginia tames Tigers, reaches Sweet 16

In the final minutes of Virginia’s victory against No. 8 seed Memphis, ‘Sweet 16’ chants filled the stadium. The 78-60 effort earned the top-seeded Cavaliers a trip to Madison Square Garden and the eighth Sweet 16 appearance in program history, and first since 1995.


	Sophomore forward Evan Nolte scored 8 points in 11 minutes off the bench in Virginia’s 70-59 win against Coastal Carolina.
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Cavalier bench breaks Chanticleers' back

Trailing Coastal Carolina 31-21 late in the first half — the largest deficit faced by a No. 1 seed against a No. 16 seed since 1989 — the Cavaliers were not playing their game. More alarming, according to coach Tony Bennett, though, was the “bickering” between the Virginia teammates.


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Through the other teams' eyes

This season is the first time in 21 years the Chanticleers have earned an NCAA Tournament bid, as coach Cliff Ellis — who spent 10 years as the coach of both Clemson and Auburn — became just the 10th coach to lead four different Division I programs to the NCAA Tournament. No recent Coastal Carolina team has played with as much chemistry as the 2013-14 Chanticleers, and the team becomes very dangerous when players communicate and make smart passes.


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No. 1 Seed Cavs open NCAA Tournament play

The Virginia men’s basketball team won an ACC regular season title, an ACC Tournament title and locked up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament Sunday. With all these achievements behind them, the Cavaliers have a little time to rest on their laurels — right? Senior forward Akil Mitchell summed up the reality in five words: “You don’t know Coach Bennett.”