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Virginia foreword Mamadi Diakite hits the floor after drawing a charge against Florida State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

Clark drives Virginia past No. 5 Florida State, 61-56

Jan. 28, 2020 10:48 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kihei Clark was the littlest player on the court, but he made the biggest play. The 5-foot-9 guard made the go-ahead layup with 59 seconds left, and Virginia ended No. 5 Florida State's 10-game winning streak, 61-56, on Tuesday night. Clark drove down the left side of the lane,...

Woldetensae, Virginia hold off Wake Forest 65-63 in OT

Jan. 26, 2020 3:55 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Virginia kept sending Wake Forest players to the foul line, dug itself a double-digit hole and even threw in a major mistake to extend the game when victory was fewer than 2 seconds away. The Cavaliers found a way to win anyway. Tomas Woldetensae scored a career-high 21 points...

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...

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...

FILE - In this April 5, 2010, file photo, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and guard Lance Thomas embrace after Duke's 61-59 win over Butler in the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game, in Indianapolis. The 2010s had some of the greatest NCAA Tournament games in college basketball history, from Duke's epic win over Butler in 2010 to Villanova's last-second win over North Carolina in 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Villanova-North Carolina tops NCAA games of the decade

Jan. 2, 2020 2:39 PM EST

Increased parity in college basketball led to some of the greatest games in the sport's history during the 2010s, from massive upsets to moments that had fans screaming from their couches. The decade had so many great games, it's hard to narrow it down to just the five best ones. Well, Associated Press poll...

FILE - In this April 2, 2012, file photo, Kentucky players celebrate at the end of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Kentucky's 2012 college hoops team voted best of decade

Jan. 1, 2020 2:39 PM EST

The decade of college basketball started with Duke outlasting Butler in an epic national title game and ended with Virginia earning redemption after being on the wrong side of history the year before. Two great teams, but were they good enough to be among the five best of the 2010s? The Associated Press asked its...