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True Grit

The old adage goes: you learn more from failure than success. Personally, I would prefer winning every time, and I would bet the Virginia men’s basketball team would agree. Yet in spite of a heartbreaking sequence of events in the final 30 seconds of a 69-65 road loss to Duke, the saying held true and we learned just how gritty the Cavaliers are. Virginia spent much of the first half trying to claw its way back into the game.

	Despite 17 points from Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia fell to No. 23 Duke, 69-65.

Cavaliers fall short against No. 23 Duke

Shooting just 38 percent from the field, Virginia really had no business being in their game Monday night against Duke. But after a stunning second half run, Virginia took a 65-64 lead with 38 seconds left. Duke would take the lead back, and on the ensuing possession, a missed deflected pass would give the Blue Devils the ball and the dramatic 69-65 win.


New year, new team

If the Virginia men’s basketball team resolved to go undefeated in the New Year, the Cavaliers have kept their resolution much longer than I have.


Cavaliers tame Wolfpack, 76-45

The Virginia men’s basketball team won its third consecutive conference game by double figures Saturday, handily dispatching N.C. State in Raleigh, 76-45. The Cavaliers are 3-0 in the ACC for the first time in four seasons and are one of just three remaining undefeated teams in the conference, along with No. 2 Syracuse and Pittsburgh.


Cavaliers defeat Seminoles without Harris, win ACC opener

The Virginia men’s basketball won its sixth consecutive ACC season opener Saturday against Florida State, defeating the Seminoles 62-50 in Tallahassee and rebounding from its second-most lopsided defeat ever under coach Tony Bennett. The Cavaliers ended a 17-game losing streak in the state of Florida, notching their first victory in the state since a 69-66 win against the Seminoles Feb. 17, 2001.


Volunteers outgun Cavaliers, 87-52

When Tennessee senior guard Antonio Barton hit a half-court 3-pointer as time expired in the first half, it epitomized the Virginia men’s basketball team’s night. The Volunteers shot the lights out Monday in Knoxville, trouncing the Cavaliers 87-52 and dealing the team its worst defeat since falling to No. 11 Washington 106-63 Nov. 22, 2010.


Men's basketball defeats Norfolk State, wins second straight

For the second time in as many games, sophomore guard Justin Anderson led the Virginia men’s basketball team to victory, recording a game-high 14 points and eight rebounds against Norfolk State. The Cavaliers never trailed in their 66-56 win against the Spartans, and enter their short holiday break on a two-game winning streak.


Ocean-throwing blues

To say Virginia failed to “throw it in the ocean” in a deflating 48-38 home defeat to No. 8 Wisconsin Wednesday night might represent a gross understatement.


Badgers outlast Cavaliers, 48-38

With two and a half minutes to go in Virginia’s Wednesday night game against No. 8 Wisconsin, the Cavaliers picked up a rebound and brought the ball down the court looking to start something – anything, really.


Bennett faces former mentor Ryan

When No. 8 Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan steps on the court at John Paul Jones Arena Wednesday, he will be looking to best Virginia coach Tony Bennett for his 300th win with the Badgers. But over a decade ago, the two shared the court a different time, when Bennett coached on Ryan’s staff for his very first win.


Blue collar blowout

For the first time all season, the Cavaliers harnessed their enviable depth during a clinical display of selfless team play.


Balanced Cavaliers look to douse Flames

After consecutive victories against Davidson and Navy, the Virginia men’s basketball team is working to regain its stride after suffering its first loss last week at the hands of No. 12 Virginia Commonwealth. The Cavaliers seek to continue that stride when they face Liberty at John Paul Jones Arena Saturday at 4 p.m. in the first round of the Corpus Christi Challenge.