Kings add scoring with Wyoming’s Justin James
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Without a first-round pick for the first time since 2003, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac loaded up in the second round of the NBA Draft and went for...
New-look Virginia back to work after winning NCAA title
Tony Bennett's first offseason as a national champion coach has come with benefits on the recruiting trail. His first season at Virginia after winning the title, however, will bring...
Marquette star Hauser transferring to Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Marquette star Sam Hauser is transferring to national champion Virginia.
Coach Tony Bennett made the announcement Friday. Hauser will practice with the Cavaliers...
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 scoring leader Kyle Guy says he is entering the NBA draft.
The junior guard announced his plans on Instagram Tuesday, adding he is leaving open the...
Guy writes perfect ending in Virginia’s title-clinching win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The questions kept coming at Kyle Guy as he tried to make his way through a clogged court to join his Virginia teammates celebrating the program's first national...
Title trophy in hand, Virginia has look of perennial power
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Guy had every reason to look toward next season the moment last season ended, a stunning and humiliating loss to UMBC in the NCAA Tournament forcing him into what he called...
Confidence overrides nerves for Virginia’s Guy in big moment
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia's Kyle Guy felt the nerves tingling in his stomach as he stepped to the foul line for three of the most pressure-charged free throws in recent Final Four...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The last game of the long grind of the NCAA Tournament is finally here: Texas Tech, Virginia, a championship on the line.
It's setting up as a clinic on defense. Fans are...
Virginia, Texas Tech get defensive to move to title game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slap the floor, bend those knees and get both hands up.
This national championship game is going to be a clinic on defense.
Guy sinks FTs on disputed foul, Virginia shocks Auburn 63-62
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hard to call Virginia basketball boring after the last two games. And the Cavaliers have pretty much put the choker label to rest, too.
Last foul, dribble no-call make refs focus of Final Four
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia looked done.
Everything changed with one slight bump, one whistle and three clutch free throws — along with a pretty big no-call moments earlier.
Analysis: Virginia keeps poise in snatching win from Auburn
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia lost its poise in a monumental first-round loss a year ago and appeared to be in trouble again Saturday night.
A 10-point lead against Auburn, gone in a flash of...
Virginia and Auburn match contrasting styles in Final Four
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia and Auburn meet at the Final Four in the latest installment of a long-running competition in basketball: Slow and steady vs. fast and furious.
Virginia tops Edwards, Purdue in OT to reach Final Four
Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.
Kyle Guy had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the top-seeded Cavaliers withstood a brilliant performance from Purdue's Carsen...
The Latest: Virginia beats Purdue in OT to reach Final Four
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.
After long year, Virginia gets chance at NCAA redemption
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia has watched the motivational pick-me-up videos. The players have relived the loss when they are too tired to do one more drill at practice. And the Cavaliers have...
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
Guy, Salt help No. 2 Virginia beat NC State 76-56 in ACCs
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...
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...
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...
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...
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’s 23 lift No. 3 Virginia past No. 20 Hokies, 64-58
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 23 points and it was his big first half that gave No. 3 Virginia a chance to get things right in the second half.
Thanks to Guy's 17 first-half points and some uncharacteristically poor shooting by No. 20 Virginia Tech, the Cavaliers overcame a sloppy start and outlasted the Hokies 64-58 on Monday night, sweeping the season series from their state rivals.
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.
RJ Barrett leads No. 1 Duke past No. 4 Virginia 72-70
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — RJ Barrett scored 30 points, Zion Williamson had 27 and No. 1 Duke beat No. 4 Virginia 72-70 on Saturday night to give the Cavaliers their first loss of the season.
The Blue Devils (15-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from an overtime loss to Syracuse that could cost them their top ranking. They avoided their first two-game losing streak at home since 2016 and proved they can win without injured point guard Tre Jones.
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.
Guy, Key lead No. 4 Virginia past No. 9 FSU, 65-52
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton and his team knew that Virginia's Kyle Guy could hurt them offensively.
The No. 9 Seminoles were less ready for Braxton Key.
Guy scored 21 points and Key had 20 Saturday as the No. 4 Cavaliers beat the Seminoles 65-52.
Guy’s 30 points lead No. 4 Virginia past Marshall, 100-64
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy said there's no "feeling" he gets when he's shooting the ball well.
It's more like a responsibility to reward distributors Ty Jerome and Kihei Clark when they make it a point to find him.
"When they go out of their way to find me is when I really feel like I'm @ my best shooting the ball," Guy said Monday.
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.
Jerome leads No. 5 Virginia to 69-52 win over Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia also won its first nine games last season, and then got stung by defensive-minded West Virginia.
This time, the Cavaliers made it a perfect 10.
Ty Jerome scored a second-high 25 points, Kyle Guy had 18 and No. 5 Virginia beat South Carolina 69-52 on Wednesday night to improve to 10-0 for the first time in four years.
"It's nice we can learn from those mistakes (last year) and play a team that brings a lot of pressure and come out with the W," Guy said.
Guy, Jerome lead No. 4 Virginia over VCU, 57-49
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth gave Virginia the test the Cavaliers sought when they put the Rams on their nonconference schedule. Down the stretch, Virginia passed.
The Cavaliers outscored VCU 19-6 over the final 6:30, a span that saw the Rams whistled for six fouls, as the home team pulled away late for a 57-49 victory Sunday.
Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome combined for 29 points, with Jerome scoring 10 of his points in that final stretch.
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."
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.
Last season: 31-3, lost in first round of NCAA Tournament
Virginia not dwelling on history-making end to last season
Last season is over and for reasons good and bad Virginia would do well to remember it.
The fifth-ranked Cavaliers rose to No. 1 in the nation by the end of the season and went into the NCAA Tournament is the favorite to win it all. Instead, they made tournament history as the first No. 1 seed to lose in the first round.
This year's roster is filled with players from that team, and the sting of that defeat still resonates.
Overall No. 1 Virginia aims for Final Four run through South
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Virginia spent an entire season exceeding all expectations and making a dominant run through the Atlantic Coast Conference. Now the Cavaliers face a new challenge: trying to earn a spot in their first Final Four in more than three decades as the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
No. 1 Virginia wins ACC title, 71-63 over No. 12 NCarolina
NEW YORK (AP) — With no one-and-dones, no sure-fire NBA lottery picks, No. 1 Virginia put together one of the most dominant seasons in the storied history of Atlantic Coast Conference basketball.
Kyle Guy, Devon Hall and the Cavaliers beat No. 12 North Carolina 71-63 in the ACC championship game Saturday night to finish 20-1 against league competition.
No. 1 Virginia salts away ACC semifinal vs No. 19 Clemson
NEW YORK (AP) — On the court and in the crowd, orange was everywhere as Virginia and Clemson clashed in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals.
In typical fashion, the nation's top team turned in a blue-collar effort and salted the game away, so to speak.
Kyle Guy scored 15 points and No. 1 Virginia advanced to the ACC championship with a 64-58 victory over No. 19 Clemson on Friday night.