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Virginia guard Kihei Clark drives to basket as Louisville's Darius Perry defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

Cavs' catalyst: Kihei Clark has No. 17 Virginia on the rise

Mar. 10, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (AP) — There have been times this season when Virginia coach Tony Bennett's assessment of point guard Kihei Clark's play has made it pretty clear that the No. 17 Cavaliers' fortunes hinged on the 5-foot-9 sophomore improving his play. During a 13-game stretch in the middle of the season...

Del. Delores McQuinn, D-Richmond, right, gives an impassioned speech for passage of HB 1537, her bill that would allow the removal, relocation or altering memorials to war veterans, during the floor session of the Virginia House of Delegates inside the State Capitol in Richmond, VA Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The bill passed, 53-46. Looking on are, from left, Del. Jeff Bourne, D-Richmond, Del. Rip Sullivan, D-Fairfax and Del. Kathleen Murphy, D-Fairfax. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Lawmakers pass bill allowing Confederate monument removals

Mar. 8, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some of Virginia's scores of Confederate monuments could soon be removed under legislation state lawmakers approved Sunday. The Democratic-led House and Senate passed measures that would undo an existing state law that protects the monuments and instead let local governments decide...

Virginia forward Jay Huff (30) reaches out for a rebound in front of Louisville center Steven Enoch (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

Clark hits 3 to lift No. 22 Virginia past No. 10 Louisville

Mar. 7, 2020 8:21 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kihei Clark is making a habit of late-game heroics for No. 22 Virginia, and it couldn't have come at a better time with the postseason looming next. Clark scored 18 points, including a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left, and No. 22 Virginia recovered after blowing a 14-point second...

Miami guard Harlond Beverly (5) attempts to pass the ball as Virginia forward Jay Huff (30) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Coral Gables, Fla. Virginia won 46-44. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

No. 22 Virginia wins another close one, beating Miami 46-44

Mar. 4, 2020 11:59 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Virginia Cavaliers won another close one. This time, they had help. Kihei Clark made both ends of a one-and-one with eight seconds left to provide the winning margin and No. 22 Virginia beat Miami 46-44 on Wednesday night for its seventh victory in a row. Clark was fouled near...

No. 8 N.C. State makes first 13 3s, beats Virginia 75-64

Mar. 1, 2020 5:32 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kayla Jones and her North Carolina State teammates had no idea how well they'd shot the ball in the first half until coach Wes Moore clued them in. The eighth-ranked Wolfpack set an NCAA record by going 12 for 12 from 3-point range in the half, building a 46-32 lead en route to...

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite (25) shoots over Duke forward Matthew Hurt (21) during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

Huff plays huge as Virginia beats No. 7 Duke, 52-50

Feb. 29, 2020 9:49 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jay Huff brought his flair for the dramatic to a completely new level, and brought down the program he grew up rooting for in his hometown. Virginia's 7-footer from Durham, North Carolina, with a career marked by a knack for highlight reel dunks and blocked shots, but not so...

In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 photo provided by ISAIAH, the group's Executive Director Doran Schrantz, center, and Imam Mohamed Omar, right, applaud during the religious coalition's Claiming Our Voices 2019 event at the Minneapolis Convention Center. In 2017, Imam Omar, executive director of Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn., decided it was no longer prudent to remain isolated after members of an Illinois militia threw a pipe bomb into his mosque. Joining forces with other imams in the area, Omar, a refugee from war-torn Somalia, approached ISAIAH, a 20-year-old mostly white and Christian community organizing coalition based in St. Paul. (ISAIAH via AP)

Across races, religions, coalitions organize for solidarity

Feb. 24, 2020 3:28 PM EST

(RNS) — Rachel Prestipino knows how segregated Miami can be every day, including Sunday: “It’s not just at 11 a.m.” But one thing all groups in Miami share, said Prestipino, lead organizer for a local faith-based organization called People Acting for Community Together, is an interest...

File-This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Fla. McMahon, charged with making racist online threats against a black activist in Virginia, is expected to plead guilty next month, according to court records and a spokesman for federal prosecutors. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Man accused of racist threats expected to plead guilty

Feb. 21, 2020 6:19 PM EST

A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist online threats against a black activist in Virginia is expected to plead guilty next month, according to court records and a spokesman for federal prosecutors. Brian McGinn, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District of Virginia,...

White nationalist to remain in jail for now

Feb. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A leading white nationalist will remain behind bars on charges of extortion and interstate threats after a hearing Thursday to determine he could be released was continued until next week. Christopher Cantwell, who rose to prominence in 2017 after a violent rally in Charlottesville,...

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite (25) dunks against Boston College during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Key, Clark lead Virginia past Boston College, 78-65

Feb. 19, 2020 11:17 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia appears to finally have found some answers to its season-long search for offensive weapons, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Braxton Key and Kihei Clark scored 17 points each, Tomas Woldetensae and Jayy Huff added 14 apiece and Mamadi Diakite had 10...