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  • Virginia raises banner, celebrates hoops championship

    The Score "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) More than five months after Virginia won its first basketball national championship, the school hosted a celebration Friday night, raising a banner to the rafters of John Paul Jones Arena as thousands of boosters and fans showered the players and coaches that made it..." September 14

  • Shareef Abdur-Rahim’s son Jabri commits to Virginia

    Larry Brown Sports "The defending national champions have picked up a big recruit. Jabri Abdur-Rahim, the son of former NBA player Shareef Abdur-Rahim, announced on Twitter Wednesday that he had committed to Virginia. Abdur-Rahim is a 6-foot-7 forward from Blair Academy in New Jersey. 247..." July 10

  • After losing 3 stars, can defending champ Virginia contend again?

    The Score "The Virginia Cavaliers needed overtime to win the 2019 national championship - a fitting final hurdle after years of early March exits - but Tony Bennett's program had already proven to be one of the most consistent teams in college basketball. Virginia has earned either..." June 18

  • UVA lands elite point guard Reece Beekman

    247 Sports "The Virginia Cavaliers have landed one of the top prospects in the nation in the 2020 recruiting class. UVA has landed a commitment from 2020 Baton Rouge (La.) Scotland Magnet point guard Reece Beekman, who is currently at UVA at the NBA Top 100 Camp. “They want me to..." June 13

  • Marquette's brother duo splits after Sam Hauser transfers to Virginia and Joey Hauser heads to Michigan State

    CBS Sports "Two 2019 Final Four teams were rewarded Tuesday when two of the most coveted transfer prospects in college basketball made their commitments. Sam and Joey Hauser, who defected from Marquette to the surprise of most in mid-April, announced Tuesday afternoon where they were..." May 28

  • UVA basketball team will decline to visit White House after winning championship

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "After winning the national championship, the Virginia basketball team won’t be following the tradition of visiting the White House. “We have received inquiries about a visit to the White House,” UVA coach Tony Bennett said in a statement the school released..." April 26

  • 5-star recruit Johnny Juzang reclassifies to 2019, interested in Virginia and Kentucky

    Larry Brown Sports "One lucky college basketball program will likely be benefiting from the services of Johnny Juzang later this year. Juzang announced on Instagram Wednesday that he is reclassifying to 2019, which would make him eligible to play this year. He says he will make his college announcement..." April 25

  • Guard Kyle Guy opts to stay in NBA Draft, will not return to Virginia

    Daily Progress "The words will come to Kyle Guy, that much he knows. He’s not sure when. But at some point, the former Virginia guard said Monday in a Twitter post, he’ll find the proper way to express how much the past three seasons have meant to him, how Charlottesville will live..." April 23

  • Mamadi Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to declare early

    Sporting News "Mamadi Diakite has become the latest member of Virginia's national championship team to declare early for the NBA Draft. The redshirt junior forward announced Wednesday on Instagram that he plans to leave school early to "test the waters" at the next level, becoming the..." April 18

  • Virginia's Guy to enter draft, could return for senior year

    The Score "Virginia guard Kyle Guy has entered his name in the 2019 NBA Draft pool but is leaving open the possibility of returning for his senior season, he announced Tuesday. Due to a change in the rules, Guy is able to sign with an agent and retain his eligibility to remain a collegiate..." April 16

  • UVA basketball star Ty Jerome will leave school early for the NBA Draft

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Virginia junior guard Ty Jerome will forego his senior season of college basketball, hire an agent and enter the NBA draft. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound New Rochelle, N.Y. native made his announcement on his Instagram page Monday morning, saying, “The last three years at Virginia..." April 15

  • Virginia Stars Ty Jerome and DeAndre Hunter Hint at Return for Senior Year

    12 Up "The Virginia Cavaliers are fresh off their first-ever ?national championship victory, having taken down Texas Tech in overtime. Many expected the Cavs to lose some key players to the NBA Draft during the offseason, but that may not be the case after all.  Point..." April 11

  • Kyle Guy named Final Four's Most Outstanding Player

    The Score "Kyle Guy can focus on his wedding now. The Virginia guard was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. He scored 24 points in the Cavaliers' 85-77 national championship victory Monday over Texas Tech. Guy averaged 19.5 points..." April 09

  • Virginia favored to repeat in 2020 at Vegas books

    ESPN "Oddsmakers in Las Vegas like the Virginia Cavaliers to repeat as NCAA men's basketball champions in 2020. Caesars Palace was the first sportsbook to post odds and installed the Cavaliers as the favorites at 5-1 prior their 85-77 overtime victory in Monday..." April 09

  • UMBC sends great tweet congratulating Virginia on championship

    Larry Brown Sports "UMBC sent a thoughtful tweet after Virginia won the national championship on Monday night. The same squad that last year pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history sent this tweet praising Virginia for its turnaround:

  • Virginia-Texas Tech championship game features record low total

    Larry Brown Sports "As soon as Texas Tech beat Michigan State on Saturday to reach Monday’s national championship, many began wondering what the total would be for the game. After all, Texas Tech and Virginia are two of the best defensive teams in the country, not to mention low-tempo squads. Well,..." April 07

  • Auburn fan Charles Barkley agrees with controversial foul call

    The Big Lead "Of course, after Auburn’s heartbreaking, controversial loss in the Final Four, it is Charles Barkley’s take and analysis we all are looking for. Shockingly, unlike Chuck’s expected reaction, he actually said it was a foul. He is correct here. It is..." April 07

  • Auburn’s Bryce Brown on loss to Virginia: ‘NCAA needs to get some new refs’

    Sporting News "Auburn senior Bryce Brown wasn't happy with the way his team's Final Four appearance ended as he called for the NCAA to find new referees.  The fifth-seeded Tigers led No. 1 Virginia by two points with less than two seconds remaining in Saturday's game when Cavaliers..." April 07

  • Of Course The NCAA Had To Clarify Whether Virginia's Kyle Guy Could Have A Wedding Registry

    Deadspin "After proposing to longtime girlfriend Alexa Jenkins last February, Virginia guard Kyle Guy has a wedding date set for this summer, following a season that has gone pretty damn well. As couples tend to do, Guy and Jenkins put up a wedding registry so that friends and family could..." April 05

  • Kyle Guy and his fiancee say they were told their wedding registry violated NCAA rules

    Washington Post "Virginia guard Kyle Guy’s wedding planning had gone full steam ahead since he was engaged last year to Alexa Jenkins, including recently posting a gift registry online. But the couple said this week that they were told that simple act is an NCAA no-no. Jenkins..." April 05

  • Virginia's Kyle Guy emerges from anxiety battle, UMBC NCAA loss better than ever

    USA Today "Four teammates from top-seeded Virginia walk out of the locker room Wednesday and into a battery of television cameras. They are stone-faced and serious, pictures of the big-time athlete: unaffected, stoic. Well, three of them are stone-faced and serious. The fourth is Kyle..." March 28