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  • Cavaliers, Aztecs ponder offensive woes in Charlotte

    Cavaliers, Aztecs ponder offensive woes in Charlotte

    Day Six of the NCAA Tournament kicked off with two potentially strong match ups in Charlotte, but at the doubleheader’s end, offensive precision was not in the cards.  Virginia was totally tied up by Michigan State’s defense and was left pondering how it could have better attacked the Spartans’ defense in a 60-54 loss that was a surprise to some. Travis Trice and Michigan State ambushed the Cavaliers out of the shoot as he scored 13 of the Spartans’ first  15 points to pace Michigan State to a 15-4 lead just 5:09 into the game.  Virginia never led as it […]

     
  • Charlotte regional offers two epics

    Th Cavaliers look to avenge last year's Sweet 16 loss to Michigan State today in Charlotte.

    CBS picked Michigan State-Virginia and San Diego State-Duke and with little question.  The two match ups which begin at 12:10 today offer a rematch of last year where Michigan State expelled the Cavaliers from the Sweet 16 while it’s the undervalued San Diego State Aztecs facing off against Duke.  The Aztecs feature three fifth-year graduate students with lots of experience vs. the youthful Blue Devils who can play only six people comfortably. (2) Virginia vs. (7) Michigan State Tip: 12:10 – Eastern Region – Charlotte,  NC – Time Warner Cable Arena How they got here:  Virginia used the consistent play […]

     
  • Cavaliers respond to speed game

    Virginia coach Tony Bennett saw Justin Anderson return to old form Friday vs. Belmont.  Th Cavaliers look forward to a full roster when they play Michigan State, who excused them in last season's Sweet 16, on Sunday.

    All season, Virginia’s famed pack line defense has dotted the head lines, gotten Tony Bennett’s team an immense amount of deserved notoriety, and helped raise UVa to No. 2 in the nation.  The defense has been so good though that sometimes it seems to limit Virginia in possession numbers and all of a sudden, a game against a lesser opponent becomes closer than expected. That didn’t happen on Friday afternoon in Virginia’s 79-67 win over Belmont.  The Bruins actually sped the Cavaliers up and scored the fifth most points on them all year while shooting 47.4 percent.  It actually played […]