CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia guards De'Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome say they are forgoing their final year of eligibility to make themselves available for the NBA draft.
Virginia guard Ty Jerome declares for NBA draft
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia guard Ty Jerome says he is forgoing his final year of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia pulled off one of the great redemption stories in NCAA Tournament history, winning its first national title a year after losing to a No. 16 seed in the first...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season.
And quiet those critics, too.
Led by De'Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned themselves...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia has been a titan of defense, its pack-line squeezing the life out of teams, racking up wins.
Offense has always been another, unfinished part of the story. It...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jarrett Culver knew Texas Tech desperately needed him to make a big leap after a solid freshman year so he charged full-speed into an offseason determined to refine and expand...
The Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):
Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.
No. 1 Virginia seeks easier path in Sweet 16
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Top-seeded Virginia has already gone two games further than last year's NCAA Tournament.
Now in the Sweet 16, the Cavaliers aim to be more assertive against No. 12...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The path to the Final Four will not be easy for Zion Williamson, Luke Maye, De'Andre Hunter and the other top-seeded stars in the NCAA Tournament.
Virginia, OU meet in Second Round
No. 9 seed Oklahoma (20-13) vs. No. 1 seed Virginia (30-3)
NCAA Tournament Second Round, Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina; Sunday, 6:45 p.m. EDT
Virginia meets Fla St. in ACC semis
Florida State (26-6, 14-5) vs. Virginia (29-2, 17-2)
Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Semifinals, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Friday, 6 p.m. EDT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jack Salt has been content as the guy setting screens for second-ranked Virginia's best offensive players, chasing down rebounds and wrestling for post position.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman Zion Williamson has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference's player and rookie of the year, and Virginia coach Tony Bennett was picked as coach of the...
No. 2 Virginia looks to extend streak vs Louisville
Louisville (19-11, 10-7) vs. No. 2 Virginia (27-2, 15-2)
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 2 Virginia looks for its ninth straight...
Long ball propels No. 2 Virginia over Syracuse 79-53
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Shot after shot the net kept swishing, and Kyle Guy and the Virginia Cavaliers kept smiling.
Guy hit a career-high eight 3-pointers to lead a long-range barrage that...
Virginia looks to extend streak vs Syracuse
Virginia (26-2, 14-2) vs. Syracuse (19-10, 10-6)
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Virginia looks for its seventh straight conference win against...
Guy’s 17 lead No. 2 Virginia past Pittsburgh 73-49
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — With sore knees and another game Monday night, Kyle Guy was fine playing just 25 minutes.
He did more than enough with that action, hitting five 3-pointers and...
Jerome, Hunter lead No. 2 Virginia’s rout of Ga. Tech, 81-51
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — With a No. 2 ranking, one of the nation's top defenses and a culture of success, Virginia has lofty goals for this season.
Ga. Tech looks to knock off No. 2 Virginia
Georgia Tech (12-16, 4-11) vs. No. 2 Virginia (24-2, 12-2)
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 2 Virginia looks to give Georgia...
Hunter rallies No. 3 Virginia past No. 18 Louisville 64-52
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — De'Andre Hunter was hungry to do his part.
The hard part was waiting nearly 9 1/2 minutes on the bench with two fouls. Once Hunter returned, he couldn't miss and all...
No. 3 Virginia looks to extend streak vs No. 18 Louisville
No. 3 Virginia (23-2, 11-2) vs. No. 18 Louisville (18-9, 9-5)
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 3 Virginia looks for its eighth straight win...
No. 3 Virginia finishes sweep of No. 20 Virginia Tech, 64-58
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 23 points and No. 3 Virginia pulled away in the second half to beat No. 20 Virginia Tech 64-58 on Monday night.
Ty Jerome added 16 points and De'Andre Hunter had 10 for the Cavaliers (23-2, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who swept the regular-season series with their state rivals and won for the sixth time in their last eight visits to Cassell Coliseum.
Guy, Hunter lead No. 4 Virginia past Irish, 60-54
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy had scored 18 points against Notre Dame before he attempted his first free throw, which came with 24 seconds remaining and Virginia clinging to a slim lead.
He made it, and the next one, and sank two more attempts to finally put the Irish away in the Cavaliers' 60-54 victory on Saturday.
"I never doubted I was going to make them," said Guy, who finished with 22 points.
Guy, No. 4 Virginia rally past No. 8 North Carolina 69-61
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Virginia's halftime lead was gone. North Carolina was pushing further ahead. And the Cavaliers were committing so many turnovers that coach Tony Bennett's frustration bubbled over in the huddle.
Yet Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome and the rest of the fourth-ranked Cavaliers handled everything — dwindling clock, angry coach, powerful opponent and hostile crowd — with veteran poise.
No. 3 Virginia clamps down again, beats Miami 56-46
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia was sloppy at times for the second game in a row. The way they play defense, the No. 3 Cavaliers have some room for error.
No. 3 Virginia survives, beats No. 23 NC State 66-65 in OT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mistakes kept piling up for third-ranked Virginia, which was careless with the ball, struggled on the offensive glass and squandered a double-figure lead in the second half.
Fortunately for coach Tony Bennett, the Cavaliers still managed to squeeze out a road win against a ranked opponent. Kyle Guy hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with two minutes left in overtime and Virginia held on to the horn to beat No. 23 North Carolina State 66-65 on Tuesday night.
Hunter’s 19 points lead No. 3 Cavs in 82-55 rout of Irish
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 3 Virginia made itself right at home at Notre Dame's sold-out Purcell Pavilion, wearing home whites and running out to a 12-0 start.
De'Andre Hunter scored 19 points to lead five Cavaliers in double figures during their 82-55 rout of the Irish on Saturday. Despite four hours of weather delays before they arrived, the Cavaliers looked more in synch than the Irish.
Guy, Huff lead No. 3 Virginia past Deacons, 68-45
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia came into its first game since a loss at No. 2 Duke wanting to show that nothing has changed.
The third-ranked Cavaliers wasted little time making that point, using sharp shooting and stiff defense to bolt to a 25-3 lead in a 68-45 victory against Wake Forest on Tuesday night.
Hunter, Jerome lead No. 4 Virginia in rout of Hokies, 81-59
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — De'Andre Hunter scored 21 points and Ty Jerome had 14 and a career-high 12 assists as No. 4 Virginia started fast and routed No. 9 Virginia Tech 81-59 on Tuesday night.
Kyle Guy added 15 points for the Cavaliers (16-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who never trailed in the first meeting of the programs in which both were ranked in the top 10. Virginia also remained one of two unbeaten teams in the country along with Michigan, which was idle.
Hunter, Jerome lead No. 4 Virginia in rout of Hokies, 81-59
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ty Jerome got No. 4 Virginia off to just the start it needed by making a few deep 3-pointers. That opened things up for De'Andre Hunter and quickly shut things off for No. 9 Virginia Tech.
Hunter scored 21 points, Kyle Guy scored 15 and Jerome had 14 points and a career-high 12 assists as the Cavaliers started fast and routed the Hokies 81-59 on Tuesday night.
Guy, No. 4 Virginia stay perfect with 63-43 win over Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Kyle Guy is happy for any win. He savors it just a bit more, though, when it comes on the road.
Guy and undefeated No. 4 Virginia have had plenty to celebrate on that front lately.
Guy had 13 points, De'Andre Hunter scored 12 and the Cavaliers improved to 15-0 with a 63-43 victory at Clemson on Saturday. It was also Virginia's 12th straight ACC road win, the fourth best such run in league history.
No. 4 Virginia remains unbeaten with easy 83-56 win over BC
BOSTON (AP) — Virginia Cavaliers' coach Tony Bennett is usually known for his relaxed demeanor on the sideline.
His team looked exactly like that on the court Wednesday night in its first Atlantic Coast Conference road game.
Mamadi Diakite matched his career-high with 18 points, De'Andre Hunter also scored 18 and the fourth-ranked Cavaliers remained unbeaten with an 83-56 victory over Boston College.
Hunter, Guy lead No. 5 Virginia past William & Mary, 72-40
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — As No. 5 Virginia's second-leading scorer, De'Andre Hunter needs to be assertive on the offensive end.
Two straight subpar efforts motivated him to get back on track against William & Mary on Saturday.
Hunter scored 18 points, Kyle Guy had 16 and the Cavaliers pulled away after halftime and beat the Tribe 72-40.
Guy, Hunter lead No. 4 Virginia past Morgan State, 83-45
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy had the answer ready almost before the question was finished.
How hard is it, he was asked, to maintain intensity in the second half of a game when your team leads by 30 points?
"It's very easy," he said with a steely look on his face, "considering how last season ended."
Hunter making mark for No. 4 Virginia in Battle 4 Atlantis
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — De'Andre Hunter is rapidly developing into a game-changing presence in fourth-ranked Virginia's lineup.
The 6-foot-7 redshirt sophomore matched his career high with 23 points and hit a critical late 3-pointer to help the Cavaliers hold off Dayton 66-59 in Thursday's Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals. It was his second big outing in two days in the Bahamas, a sign that last season's Atlantic Coast Conference sixth man of the year is poised to thrive in a leading role.
The Latest: No. 4 Virginia tops Middle Tennessee in Bahamas
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas (all times local):
De'Andre Hunter had 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds to help fourth-ranked Virginia beat Middle Tennessee 74-52 in the last first-round game at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday night.
Hunter scores 20, No. 4 Virginia beats Coppin State 97-40
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — De'Andre Hunter wasn't the focus of Coppin State's defense on Friday night, so the sophomore forward showed the overmatched Eagles the error of their ways.
Hunter scored 20 points in just 15½ minutes, and No. 4 Virginia opened with a 21-5 run and beat Coppin State 97-40 on Friday night.
Jerome’s 20 points lead No. 5 Virginia past Towson, 73-42
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ty Jerome said it was great to be back on the basketball court.
Jerome scored 20 points and De'Andre Hunter had 13 and 10 rebounds as No. 5 Virginia beat Towson 73-42 on Tuesday night in its first game since they made history that followed them all offseason as the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Cavaliers didn't just lose, but got dominated in a 74-54 loss to UMBC.
Last season: 31-3, lost in first round of NCAA Tournament
No. 1 Virginia looks to smother No. 16 UMBC with defense
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No. 1 seed Virginia (31-2) vs. No. 16 seed UMBC (23-10)
First round, South Region; Charlotte, North Carolina, Friday approximately 9:20 p.m. EDT
Just minutes after reports of the Green Bay Packers adding tight end Jimmy Graham surfaced, more shocking news popped up in Green Bay, as the Packers will reportedly release longtime wide receiver Jordy Nelson, according to ESPN. The Graham signing was one of the bigger pieces of news during yesterday's free-agency action, with Drew Brees having re-signed in New Orleans.
Virginia’s Hunter to miss NCAAs with broken wrist
Top-ranked and top-seeded Virginia will be without forward De'Andre Hunter, the ACC's sixth man of the year, for the NCAA Tournament because of a broken left wrist.
The school announced Tuesday that Hunter, a 6-foot-7 swingman who can also play guard, suffered the injury during the ACC Tournament, but did not say how. He will have surgery Monday and miss 10 to 12 weeks.
De’Andre Hunter, Virginia freshman, out for NCAA Tournament with broken wrist
De'Andre Hunter, a redshirt freshman guard who was named ACC Sixth Man of the Year, will miss the NCAA Tournament with a broken left wrist, Virginia coach Tony Bennett announced Tuesday.
Hunter sustained the injury during last week's ACC Tournament.
Virginia has not played without Hunter this season.He averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game off the bench for the Cavaliers, and also made the All-ACC Freshman Team.
No. 1 Virginia does not have a reputation as a great rebounding team. The Cavaliers' net rebounding margin of 2.1 won't jump off the page. Their frontcourt rotation consists of Jack Salt (6-foot-10), Mamadi Diakite (6-foot-9) and Isaiah Wilkins (6-foot-7) not the most intimidating frames in college basketball.
But what they may lack in size, Tony Bennett's team makes up for in strategy and scrappiness. Result: the tip drill.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — De'Andre Hunter's only thought with 0.9 seconds remaining was how fast he would shoot the ball if he got it in his hands, though he wasn't sure if his desperation heave from the left side of the 3-point circle had the distance or accuracy.
Jerome leads No. 1 Virginia past Georgia Tech, 65-54
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Top-ranked Virginia accomplished its first goal of the season. The next ones on the list will only get more difficult.
Ty Jerome scored 18 points and the Cavaliers held off depleted Georgia Tech 65-54 on Wednesday night, clinching at least a share of the regular season title and the top seed next month in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
New No. 1 Virginia beats Miami 59-50
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — New No. 1 Virginia made sure the Miami Hurricanes were no Chaminade.
The Cavaliers avoided an upset in their first game atop the rankings in 35 years, holding Miami's starters to 28 percent shooting to win 59-50.
Virginia climbed atop the poll this week for the first time since a memorable upset loss to Chaminade in 1982.
"It's in the past for a reason," guard Kyle Guy said. "That Virginia team was great, but this is a different team and a new era."