(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.
It's hard to believe the ACC regular season is now behind us and the 2000 ACC Tournament kicks off tomorrow night in Charlotte.
(This is part one in a three-part daily series on the Virginia men's basketball program under Coach Pete Gillen.) This time two years ago, the Virginia men's basketball team was putting the finishing touches on an uninspired 3-13 ACC record and was about to lose its only two reliable scorers: Curtis Staples, the all-time NCAA leader in three-pointers, and Norman Nolan, the team's leading scorer and rebounder.
Ryan Kalamaya's single with two outs in the ninth inning scored Eric Christensen with the winning run as the Cavalier baseball team edged Virginia Commonwealth 8-7 in Richmond. The Cavs (7-8-1) led 4-0 after three innings, but VCU cut the lead to one in the bottom of the third.
GREENSBORO, N.C.-The Virginia women's basketball team has played a number of excruciatingly close games against North Carolina and suffered their share of demoralizing defeats, but this one may have been the most heartbreaking of all. As luck would have it, the top-seeded Cavaliers (23-8, 13-4) were matched in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament with fifth-seeded Carolina, a team that bested the Cavs last month in overtime and has had Virginia's number through the years. Yesterday, with a spot in the ACC final up for grabs, the Heels (18-11, 9-8 ACC) worked their giant-killing magic once again, beating the No.
This weekend the Virginia softball team picked up four wins and plenty of confidence. The Cavaliers won four straight games en route to capturing the Cavalier Classic, winning off the five-team tournament with an 8-0 shutout of Wright State yesterday afternoon at The Park. Virginia (6-11) had won just two of 13 games going into the tournament.
As Virginia senior Willie Dersch stood atop the University Hall scorer's table late Saturday night looking out over a throng of jubilant Cavalier fans basking in an 89-87 overtime win against No.
The Virginia baseball team rode a strong performance by starting pitcher Brandon Creswell to a 7-4 victory over Seton Hall at the U.Va.
The rematch of last season's NCAA men's lacrosse championship Saturday seemed for 62 minutes to be a fight between two immovable objects.
In the Virginia-Wake Forest meeting in Winston-Salem Jan. 30, the Cavaliers played a full 40-minute, intensity-packed game en route to a 76-67 win.
On a night when the Cavs had their opportunity to send a message to the NCAA Selection Committee that they belong in March's biggest Dance party, Wake Forest's clutch play delayed the invitation. The Virginia men's basketball team (18-10, 8-7 ACC) trailed for the majority of the game, but Adam Hall's free throw with 6:52 remaining gave the Cavs the lead and renewed hopes of escaping with a crucial Conference victory. But seconds later, Wake forward Darius Songaila was fouled and calmly sank two shots.