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Virginia aims to claim state bragging rights

After failing to extend its eight-game win streak last week, a Virginia team eager to regain momentum will face its fifth ACC opponent of the season tonight at John Paul Jones Arena, taking on in-state rival Virginia Tech. "I think that's the beauty of sports - you can't be too discouraged or too elated if it goes well," Virginia coach Tony Bennett said.


Tony Bennett Q & A, part 2

[caption id="attachment_32624" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="After a lackluster 3-9 season, newly hired football coach Mike London hopes to follow in men's basketball coach Tony Bennett's footsteps and return Virginia to ACC prominence.


Cavaliers prepare for Auburn contest

[caption id="attachment_32376" align="alignleft" width="243" caption="Junior forward Mike Scott, who scored 17 points against Penn State, and the rest of the Cavaliers will be looking for a more consistent performance in their upcoming matchup against the Tigers.


Nittany Lions escape late-game charge by Virginia

[caption id="attachment_32227" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Despite sophomore guard Sylven Landesberg's team-high 18 points on 6-for-13 shooting from the field against Penn State last night, the Cavaliers suffered a narrow 69-66 home loss.


Rider presents unusual mid-autumn challenge

Rider is an unusual early season opponent for the Virginia basketball team, and not just because of its distinctive mascot: The Broncs. Instead of being an early season "gimme" like many college basketball games major conference teams play in November, tonight's matchup between the Broncs and the Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena pits two teams against each other that seem to be on the same level.


Tucker takes indefinite leave of absence

[caption id="attachment_31895" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="Senior Jamil Tucker will take an indefinite leave of absence from the team for personal reasons.

Virginia center Assane Sene (5) shoots a fadeaway jump shot over Xavier guard/forward B.J. Raymond (11).  The #22 ranked Xavier Musketeers defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 84-70 at the John Paul Jones Arena on the Grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA on January 3, 2009.


[caption id="attachment_31765" align="alignleft" width="195" caption="Sophomore center Assane Sene will not play during the first three games of the season after being suspended by coach Tony Bennett for a team violation.

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