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Virginia guard Braxton Key (2) and North Carolina State guard Devon Daniels (24) battle for rebound as Virginia center Jay Huff(30) and North Carolina State forward D.J. Funferfunk join in during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

Wolfpack ends long skid against Virginia, 53-51

Jan. 20, 2020 10:23 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — North Carolina State took a page from the book Virginia used to win a national championship last season and used it against the Cavaliers. The Wolfpack overcame a second-half drought of more than 10 minutes on Monday night and recovered just in time for a 53-51 victory over the...

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...

Golden State Warriors and former Washington State guard Klay Thompson speaks as the school retired his jersey number during halftime of an NCAA college basketball game between Washington State and Oregon State in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

WSU wins on day it retires Klay Thompson's jersey

Jan. 18, 2020 8:35 PM EST

PULLLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Whenever Isaac Bonton drained a 3-pointer or dished out an assist, NBA and Washington State great Klay Thompson was on his feet, cheering on the young point guard. Thompson ended up spending a lot of time on his feet as Bonton scored a career-high 34 points and Washington State beat...

Florida State forward Malik Osborne (10) reacts to hitting a 3-point shot in the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Virginia in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Vassell, Polite help No. 9 Florida State edge Virginia 54-50

Jan. 15, 2020 11:04 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State matched Virginia’s pressure. And raised the ante. Devin Vassell scored 18 points, including a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws in the final seconds, and No. 9 Florida State won its eighth straight game, beating Virginia 54-50 on Wednesday night. Anthony...

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...

Boston College guard Jared Hamilton (3) celebrates after winning a turnover against Virginia during late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 in Boston. Boston College upset Virginia 60-53. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Boston College upsets No. 18 Virginia, 60-53

Jan. 7, 2020 10:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Sloppy. Lethargic. Lukewarm effort. Lack of composure. Virginia coach Tony Bennett knows what the problems were in Tuesday night's loss to Boston College. Now he's got to fix them. “I think the tape's going to reveal some things that are going to hurt and sting,” Bennett said...

Virginia Tech guard Wabissa Bede (3) steals the ball from Virginia guard Kody Stattmann (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Clark, Key spark No. 19 Virginia past Hokies, 65-39

Jan. 4, 2020 5:22 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kihei Clark‘s primary job as Virginia’s point guard is to set up teammates for opportunities to score. For one game, at least, the sophomore served as the primary scorer for the No. 19 Cavaliers. Clark scored a career-best 18 points to lead Virginia to a 65-39...

Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton, left, celebrates a three-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue Fort Wayne, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

Underclassmen thriving at the point in college basketball

Jan. 1, 2020 2:12 AM EST

Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton knows well the challenges that face young point guards in college basketball. The best ones are often so in sync with their coaches that they know exactly the right call without hearing it from the sideline. Building that connection takes time for young players as they adapt...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, members of the Vatican Athletics sports team run for the media in front of St. Peter's basilica, at the Vatican. The Vatican launched the official track team, complete with Swiss Guards, priests and nuns. The team is part of the Holy See’s effort to use sports as an instrument for dialogue, peace and solidarity.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Sports quirks in 2019: Golf balls, oddballs, watches, pants

Dec. 30, 2019 12:17 PM EST

Sometimes the general managers and player personnel directors on Mount Olympus look down on some lucky soul and declare: This is your moment. Consider Dale Cohen, a 62-year-old shift worker at a plastics company and a golfer from Findlay, Ohio. He made two holes-in-one in the same round. The Courier newspaper...

Navy forward Alec Loehr (25) is pressured by Virginia forwards Justin McKoy (4) and Jay Huff (30) during an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

Clark helps No. 16 Virginia hold off Navy 65-56

Dec. 29, 2019 7:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Even with a cast on his surgically repaired left hand, Braxton Key is emerging as a player No. 16 Virginia needs to have on the floor. Key and Kihei Clark each had five points during a 12-0 second-half run and the Cavaliers overcame a sloppy effort to beat Navy 65-56. “I...