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No. 18 Virginia routs No. 12 Clemson to stay perfect in ACC

Jan. 16, 2021 8:58 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett thinks that his team has more to improve this season. But he believes his team's rout of No. 12 Clemson is a strong stride forward in that journey. “It's one game,” Bennett cautioned after the 18th-ranked Cavaliers won their 11th straight over...

Boston College's Justin Vander Baan, left,  and CJ Felder, right, block a shot by Virginia's Trey Murphy III, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Huff leads No. 22 Virginia past Boston College 61-49

Jan. 9, 2021 4:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jay Huff matched his career-high with 18 points, adding eight rebounds on Saturday as No. 22 Virginia survived almost nine minutes in the first half without scoring to beat Boston College 61-49. Asked what he told the team after both teams went the entire span between TV timeouts without...

Wake Forest guard Daivien Williamson (4) is defended by Virginia's Sam Hauserof an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP, Pool)

Hauser sparks No. 22 Virginia past Wake Forest, 70-61

Jan. 6, 2021 11:48 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Sam Hauser scored 11 of his 16 points during a 28-10 run to open the second half and No. 22 Virginia returned from a coronavirus pause to beat Wake Forest 70-61 on Wednesday night. The Cavaliers (6-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 39-34 at halftime after the Demon...

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett calls a play as Virginia plays Gonzaga during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas.  (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Ranked rivals: Virginia Tech-Virginia matchup highlights ACC

Jan. 1, 2021 2:16 AM EST

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: ___ GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 23 Virginia (5-2, 1-0 ACC) hosts No. 24 Virginia Tech (8-1, 2-0) on Saturday in an in-state matchup featuring half of the conference's ranked teams. Virginia has had games against No. 12 Michigan State and Wake Forest...

Virginia's Justin McKoy (4) looks for a shot as Notre Dame's Juwan Durham defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

No. 23 Virginia beats Notre Dame 66-57 in ACC opener

Dec. 30, 2020 9:22 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Virginia’s momentary shakiness against surging Notre Dame reminded Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett of a toy from the 1970s. “Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down,” Bennett said after the No. 23 Cavaliers relinquished almost all of an 11-point second-half...

Wisconsin's Micah Potter tries to get past Maryland's Galin Smith during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Big Ten grind highlights marquee matchups of ranked teams

Dec. 29, 2020 2:34 AM EST

The Big Ten Conference had an astonishing nine of its teams ranked in the Top 25 in the latest poll Monday. Naturally, the best ranked of them would immediately lose to an unranked opponent. Maryland's victory over sixth-ranked Wisconsin on Monday night — along with No. 21 Minnesota's rout of No. 17...

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) reacts after making a 3-point basket against Virginia during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Gonzaga, Big Ten continue to dominate Top 25; Wisconsin 6th

Dec. 28, 2020 7:46 PM EST

It's hard to decide who has been more dominant in men's college basketball this season: Gonzaga or the Big Ten Conference. The Bulldogs remained the clear-cut No. 1 on Monday, earning 62 of 64 first-place votes in The Associated Press poll after their latest win over a Top 25 foe, while the Big Ten placed nine...

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) reacts after making a 3-point basket against Virginia during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

No. 1 Gonzaga rolls over most recent champ Virginia, 98-75

Dec. 26, 2020 7:17 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Corey Kispert and No. 1 Gonzaga didn't get their 1-2 matchup on a neutral court with a national TV audience. What amounted to the replacement against the most recent NCAA champion worked out just fine. Kispert scored a career-high 32 points and tied a school record with nine...

William & Mary forward Mehkel Harvey (30) moves past Virginia forward Kadin Shedrick (21) during an NCAA college basketball  game Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP)

Murphy's 15, defense pace No. 16 Virginia past Tribe, 76-40

Dec. 22, 2020 5:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Trey Murphy III and his Virginia teammates couldn't wait to get back to work. Murphy scored seven of his 15 points during a 13-0 first-half run and No. 16 Virginia returned from a long coronavirus-related pause to beat William & Mary 76-40 on Tuesday. “Really, I think...

Hauser lifts No. 15 Virginia past Kent State in OT, 71-64

Dec. 4, 2020 9:24 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Sam Hauser and No. 15 Virginia thought they had the game won in regulation, but after Kent State missed three 3-point attempts and kept rebounding the ball, Danny Pippen swished a 3 at the buzzer, forcing overtime. In the extra period, it was Hauser who did the damage, scoring...