Was I the only one who heard that loud sound of NCAA Tournament brackets tearing up into shreds Sunday night? With St.
Adam Hall certainly had a good look at it. With one crossover dribble, the sophomore swingman was airborne, squared to the hoop for the three-pointer that would tie the game at 112 and give the Virginia men yet another gasp of air as they struggled to shake the exhausted but resilient Georgetown Hoyas in triple overtime. The shot was on line and very nearly went down, teasingly rattling around the rim before popping out with less than 20 seconds left.
It's been a long road back to the Sweet Sixteen for the Virginia women's basketball team. But what a fun ride it's been. After losing DeMya Walker and Monick Foote to graduation, most observers were already thinking of this year as a rebuilding season.
Relentless perimeter defense and clutch three-point shooting propelled the fourth-seeded Virginia women's basketball team into the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a 74-70 win over fifth-seeded Boston College Sunday night in University Hall before a crowd of 4,890. In winning their 15th straight home game, the Cavaliers (25-8) earned a date with top seed Tennessee in the Mideast Regional in Memphis, their first Sweet Sixteen appearance in three years.
Seventeen days ago, all seemed right with the world for the Virginia basketball team: the Cavaliers had just roared back to defeat Maryland in overtime to finish off a 9-7 ACC season and earn a crucial 19th victory.
Over the course of the just-concluded season, the Cavalier perimeter defense developed into a more than formidable unit.
As the Virginia women's basketball team awaits an NCAA Tournament seed, freshman forward Schuye LaRue can distract herself with her new ACC Rookie of the Year award. LaRue, who earned All-ACC and All-Tournament second team honors this week, is the first Cavalier to be named the Conference's top freshman since Tora Suber in 1994. The D.C.
Forget Groundhog Day. I mean, who actually believes that some filthy, narcissistic rodent waking up from his deep slumber and looking for his shadow determines the length of winter?
The Cavaliers hope to ride the wave of Saturday's overtime upset of Maryland as they prepare for a first-round ACC Tournament matchup with N.C.
HARRISONBURG-Playing in the beautiful March weather at Long Field/Mauck Stadium yesterday, the Virginia baseball team fell to a scorching James Madison squad that used a strong combination of speed and pitching to down the Cavs, 14-6. The win was the Dukes' fifth straight.
It only took three minutes before the Lady Monarchs realized they were in over their heads. After holding the Virginia women's lacrosse team scoreless for the first two and a half minutes, Old Dominion gave up a pair of lightning-quick goals, the first blows in a 15-6 Cavalier victory yesterday at Klöckner Stadium. Seniors Jamie Haas and Amy Fromal led the No.
Having won seven of its last nine games, the Virginia baseball team will look to continue its recent hot streak on the road at James Madison today at 3 p.m. Beginning the season with six losses and a tie, the Cavaliers appeared to be reverting to the disappointing habits of last season, when they finished with a 21-35 record. But the Cavs (7-8-1) have not looked back since winning their first game Feb.
Virginia guard Donald Hand and forward Chris Williams were named to the All-ACC men's basketball second team yesterday, and center Travis Watson earned Honorable Mention honors. Hand won 12 first team votes from the 103 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association and was eighth overall in the voting.
(This is part two in a three-part daily series on the Virginia men's basketball program under Coach Pete Gillen.) Some things are worth the wait. When Virginia men's basketball Coach Terry Holland left Charlottesville in 1990 to become the athletic director at Davidson, Xavier head man Pete Gillen was a candidate to replace him at the helm of the Cavalier program. Gillen interviewed with Jim Copeland, Virginia's athletic director at the time, but soon withdrew his name from consideration, deciding that he wanted to keep his family in Cincinnati for the time being. "I was tremendously impressed with the Virginia job," said Gillen, who was interviewed at the Pittsburgh airport and never visited Grounds.