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Cavaliers sail past Midshipmen, 67-42

Just a minute and a half into the Virginia men’s basketball team’s game against Navy, Midshipmen sophomore center Will Kelly hit a jumper to tie the game at 2-2. Just over a minute later, Virginia sophomore center Mike Tobey hit a baseline jumper off a slick pass from senior guard Joe Harris to break the tie, and the Cavaliers would never look back.


Technical foul

It was supposed to be a clash of in-state powerhouses, with the result decided by the team that dictated the pace. Instead, the referees took center stage Tuesday night.


Ballyhooed Cavaliers commence hoops season

After a 73-68 win against then-No. 3 Duke in front of a raucous crowd at John Paul Jones, it appeared that the Virginia men’s basketball team could make an ACC and even NCAA Tournament run behind the hot hand of then-junior guard Joe Harris and the steady post presence of then-junior forward Akil Mitchell. Instead, the Cavaliers were stood up for the Big Dance after dropping two of their final three games to close the regular season and getting thrashed by N.C.


Expectation adjustments

**Last March, Virginia got thumped by a disappointment. N.C. State had entered the 2012-13 campaign as the first consensus ACC favorite not hailing from Tobacco Road since roughly the Paleolithic Age.


Right on time

Virginia fans, do you know what the Charlie Brown walk is? If you answered no, you’re probably more familiar with it than you think.


Deep Virginia lineup gives Bennett flexibility

Last season’s finish may have been a disappointment for the No. 24 Virginia’s men’s basketball team — they missed the NCAA tournament and lost in the semifinals of the NIT — but for the Cavaliers, it was less the end of a journey than a step in the development of the program. The team lost four players going into the season — two to graduation and two to transfer — but a talented recruiting class and the addition of redshirt sophomores Malcolm Brogdon from injury and Anthony Gill from transfer may ease the absence.


Team, Harris earn preseason ACC accolades

A panel of 54 media members pegged Virginia men’s basketball to finish fourth in the revamped ACC Wednesday at the conference’s Operation Basketball media day event in Charlotte.


Scott, Reynolds running down a dream

Few jobs are as prestigious as being a professional sports player. Fewer jobs require the same level of unceasing physical and mental exertion. Two former Virginia stars, basketball player Mike Scott and football player LaRoy Reynolds, are putting in the effort and living the life so many people wish they could have.


Jesperson to transfer from Virginia

As soon as the curtain closed on a surprisingly successful 2012-13 Virginia men’s basketball season, the team and its supporters turned their attention eagerly to next season, when the team was initially expected to return all starters except for senior point guard Jontel Evans and add a slew of talented contributors.

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