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Cavaliers knock off Seminoles, 86-81

In a matchup of two surprisingly top-ranked ACC teams, Virginia took control during the final five minutes of last night's game in University Hall, earning a 86-81 victory over the Seminoles. Clutch foul shooting, intense defense and timely scoring allowed the Cavaliers to win their fourth Conference game, matching last season's ACC victory total. Donald Hand scored a game-high 28 points for Virginia (14-5, 4-2 ACC) while junior college transfer Stephane Dondon had a breakthrough game, coming off the bench and tallying 14 points on five of six from the floor. "Coach has been telling me to just relax and play my game, and it did happen" last night, Dondon said. Florida State (8-9, 3-3) led with just under five minutes remaining after Ron Hale, who posted 26 points and eight rebounds, gave the Seminoles a 69-67 lead.


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Career week earns Anderson league accolade

Florida State senior forward Damous Anderson and Maryland freshman forward Tahj Holden received recognition from the ACC after notching career bests in victories last week. Anderson, named ACC Player of the Week, scored 24 points in a Seminole loss at Georgia Tech and a career-high 25 in FSU's upset of then-21st-ranked North Carolina Saturday.


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Cavaliers outlast Tech in overtime

RICHMOND--This time, when the game reached overtime, the Cavaliers got it right. The Virginia men's basketball team overcame a frenzied charge by Virginia Tech and emerged with a hard-fought 71-66 victory over a very determined squad of Hokies last night at the Richmond Coliseum.


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Volnaya matures for women's squad

A year ago, Svetlana Volnaya was just a shooter. She filled that role well in her first season with the Cavaliers, converting 26 percent of her three-point tries, but although she possessed the physical skills to be a better all-around player, Volnaya had problems finding her own shot rather than relying on others to get her involved. So how did The Shooter, the Virginia women basketball team's 6-foot-1 Belarus native, go from being a player on the outside looking in, waiting for kick-outs from the Cavs' hard-working guards, to the top scorer in the ACC?


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Virginia wins in double OT

Once the ball gets rolling, it can't be stopped. Lisa Hosac scored 19 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Virginia women's basketball to an error-filled double overtime victory over Clemson at University Hall last night, 77-74. The Cavaliers (14-4, 6-1 ACC) have won 10 in a row-a streak that dates back to Dec.


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Youthful Duke team continues to make ACC blue

Like most ACC basketball addicts, I've been waiting for the inevitable: Duke's downfall from the top of the ACC. After starting the season with two losses, the close games that followed with Illinois, DePaul and Michigan and the parity in the ACC this year, I was certain that some Conference team, preferably Virginia, could knock off the Blue Devils in their first run through the league. That opinion was confirmed by the fact that Duke was only favored to win the game against the Cavaliers by I was amazed that in all the ACC games this season, Duke has led by no more than five at the half and that even lowly Florida State managed to hold a halftime lead against the Blue Devils. Wednesday night, when Duke faced N.C.


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Opportunity comes early for Cav coach

April Heinrichs thought she'd have an offseason. When rumors surfaced in November that she might leave her spot coaching the Virginia women's soccer team for a chance to serve as the head coach of the U.S.


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Heel stomping may lead to Dance

Having survived the longest three-tenths of a second in college basketball history and handing an 87-85 defeat to a sinking North Carolina squad Tuesday night, it was time to celebrate for the Cavalier men.

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