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Virginia snaps 3-game skid with 63-58 win over Georgia Tech

Jan. 18, 2020 11:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Still a far cry from its national championship form, Virginia showed it hasn't forgotten how to grind out a tough victory. Mamadi Diakite and Jay Huff scored 17 points apiece as the defending champs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 63-58 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday night. The...

Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim (35) celebrates a three point basket along with teammate Syracuse guard Joseph Girard III, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Syracuse defeated Virginia 63-55. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Boeheim lifts Syracuse past No. 18 Virginia, 63-55 in OT

Jan. 11, 2020 7:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Buddy Boeheim and Syracuse had had enough of close losses. After losing to Notre Dame and Virginia Tech by a combined five points in their previous two games, the Orange entered overtime with a vengeance on Saturday and beat No. 18 Virginia 63-55. “Losing the last two...

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite (25) shoots between Stony Brook guard Andrew Garcia (23) and forward Mouhamadou Gueye (5) during an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Virginia won 56-44. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

Clark, Huff help No. 9 Virginia survive Stony Brook, 56-44

Dec. 18, 2019 9:52 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett still ranks as the NCAA's career leader in 3-point shooting percentage at 49.7%, so he might be more able to tell his players what not to do to get themselves out of a shooting slump. The players take his words to heart. “You can't obsess to...

Purdue guard Jahaad Proctor (3) signals a 3-point basket against Virginia during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Stifling defense helps Purdue blow out No. 5 Virginia 69-40

Dec. 4, 2019 11:14 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter packed his lineup with more scoring punch Wednesday night. Sasha Stefanovic made sure it paid off. Just hours after learning he would make his first career start, the sophomore guard poured in a career-high 20 points, Jahaad Proctor added 16 and the...

Maine guard Mykhailo Yagodin (1) attempts to pass the ball around Virginia center Francisco Caffaro (22) during an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

Diakite, Huff lead No. 7 Virginia past Maine, 46-26

Nov. 27, 2019 7:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Defending national champion Virginia is still unbeaten, but now has a significant loss to contend with. Braxton Key, a starting guard and perhaps the Cavaliers’ most versatile player, watched from the bench with a sling on his surgically repaired wrist on Wednesday as...

Virginia's Braxton Key (2) makes a basket as Massachusetts' Tre Mitchell (33) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

No. 7 Virginia beats UMass 58-46 in Tip-Off tournament

Nov. 23, 2019 5:22 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Virginia wasn’t hitting its long-range shots against Massachusetts and the Cavaliers’ best player was on the bench for almost half of the game. But Braxton Key scored 16 points and Virginia used its stifling defense to hand UMass its first loss of the season, 58-46,...