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Under pressure, Gillen prospers

(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.


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Gillen skippers Cavalier rise from depths

(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.


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Baseball slips past VCU in ninth

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.


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Carolina bounces Virginia from ACCs

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.


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Softball takes Cavalier Classic with four wins

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.


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Hall boosts Cavaliers to upset victory

A 45-minute roller coaster of a game ended in elation for the Virginia men's basketball team Saturday night at University Hall as the Cavaliers came from behind to force overtime and earn a stunning 89-87 win against No.


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For UNC's Teasley, practice makes perfect

GREENSBORO, N.C.-After a dismal performance against Clemson in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament Saturday, North Carolina guard Nikki Teasley needed something to spark her for the next game against Virginia.


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Montgomery spurs tennis to victory

The Virginia men's tennis team faced one of its toughest tests of the season but managed to pull out a 4-2 victory over Ohio State yesterday with some timely singles victories. The day began inauspiciously for the No.


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Starsia sounds off

Interview with Virginia men's lacrosse Coach Dom Starsia conducted Friday, Feb. 25, 2000 Cavalier Daily: How has winning the championship last season changed the team's outlook?


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Wake steals win from Cavalier men

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.