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No. 11 Virginia's stellar defense beats Syracuse 48-34

Nov. 7, 2019 11:00 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Virginia picked up right where it left off in April — showcasing its Pack-Line defense in impressive fashion. Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points, Jay Huff added 11 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 Virginia shut down Syracuse 48-34 on Wednesday night. Syracuse's shooting numbers...

No. 11 Virginia uses stellar defense to beat Syracuse 48-34

Nov. 7, 2019 12:32 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Virginia picked up right where it left off in April — showcasing its Pack-Line defense in impressive fashion. Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points, Jay Huff added 11 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 Virginia shut down Syracuse 48-34 on Wednesday night. Syracuse's shooting numbers...

No. 11 Virginia's Diakite ready to assume leadership role

Nov. 5, 2019 10:36 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mamadi Diakite smiles, like he knows something others don't. The The 6-foot-9 Virginia redshirt senior from Conakry, Guinea, Africa, sporting a bit of blonde hair, embraces that the defending national champions are picked to finish fourth this season in the Atlantic Coast...

Defending champion Virginia looks to fill many holes

Oct. 23, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

Tony Bennett and Virginia proved last season that a defense-first approach short on offensive style points can still be a winning formula. The 11th-ranked defending national champions have work to do, however, to build the Cavaliers into a team capable of repeating. Bennett's top three players — De'Andre...

Michigan State opens at No. 1 in AP Top 25 preseason poll

Oct. 21, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

There isn't much Michigan State has yet to accomplish under Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo, from Big Ten titles and Final Four trips to winning a national championship. The Spartans can now add another milestone to the list: They are No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball preseason poll for...

The Latest: Pay for play big topic at ACC media day

Oct. 8, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest from ACC men's basketball media day on Tuesday (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The Atlantic Coast Conference wrapped up media day with coaches and two players from each team participating in the event. Next up for the ACC will be to announce the results of its media picks for...

Virginia's Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Sep. 16, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement. University officials said in a news release Monday that Bennett did sign a one-year...