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No. 20 Cavaliers win sixth straight, 77-67

Coming off an emotional win against No. 25 Pittsburgh, the No. 20 Virginia men’s basketball team faced a possible letdown game against Boston College Wednesday night. A late Eagles rally cut a 21-point lead to just six with less than a minute to play, but the Cavaliers hung on for a 77-67 win.


#Go ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Week 14

It was nothing short of a magnificent weekend for ACC basketball fans at the top of the conference. For those who enjoy fast-paced, high-scoring action à la Michael Bay films, the Duke-Syracuse overtime thriller provided just that in a clash between two legendary programs and coaches vying for ACC supremacy.


The stop and the score

Neither team led by more than four points during the entirety of Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh. The score changed hands seven times and was tied 17 different times. This was the type of game that the Cavaliers usually come out on the wrong side of.


Virginia faces ranked Pitt on the road

Following a 15-point win against Notre Dame, the Virginia men’s basketball team will travel Sunday afternoon to take on another unfamiliar conference foe, the No. 17 Pittsburgh Panthers. The game pits two defense-oriented teams who are and neck-and-neck in the ACC standings. This is the first meeting between the schools since 1991.


Getting to know you

Much ado was made heading into the season about the Big East’s invasion of the ACC. Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame all joined with the intention of breaking up the traditional Duke-UNC power structure, and through the early goings, it seems effective.


Cavaliers knock out Irish, 68-53

Within the first 15 minutes of its first ACC matchup with Notre Dame, the Virginia men’s basketball team led by as many as 20 points. The Cavaliers then withstood a 12-2 Irish run to end the half, blowing past the conference newcomers, 68-53.


Freshman Perrantes thrives at point

One of the biggest questions lingering throughout the offseason was who would fill the void at point guard left by Jontel “Bub” Evans. Evans was a fixture in the Cavaliers’ backcourt dating back to the 2009-2010 season, playing in 120 of his team’s 129 games during his four years at Virginia and starting 92.


Harris thrives with lessened load

Last year senior guard Joe Harris had a breakout season, establishing himself as the Virginia men basketball team’s best scoring option and one of the top scorers in the ACC. That status came with burden of carrying the Cavaliers’ offense — through 19 games last year, Harris had 12 games in which he attempted more than 10 shots.


All in a day's work

Monday’s win for the Virginia men’s basketball team was utterly workmanlike. The Cavaliers’ opponent never truly troubled them in the second half, and looking up and down the score sheet, there was no clear star—just a coordinated, complete win.


Lover's quarrel

When you consider eight players were ejected in the opening two seconds of Saturday’s Flames-Canucks game, a pair of ejections for Virginia’s men’s basketball team doesn’t sound too bad in comparison.

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