Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

Sports 04/17/19, 17:59

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft.Diakite made the announcement Wednesday on his Instagram page. He's the fourth member of the national champions to make the move, joining De'Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy.The 6-foot-9 ...

Virginia’s Guy entering NBA draft, could return to school

Basketball 04/16/19, 15:22

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 option of returning to school. Guy was named the most outstanding player in this year's Final Four and is the third member of the national ...

Title trophy in hand, Virginia has look of perennial power

Sports 04/09/19, 01:20

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 "a dark place."Instead, the junior guard ruminated over the loss for weeks.Guy might want to dwell on the ...

Guy writes perfect ending in Virginia’s title-clinching win

Sports 04/09/19, 00:39

Kyle Guy never let some shaky NCAA Tournament showings scare him away from taking the shots Virginia needed to win a national title.It's why Guy has his perfect ending a year after a humiliating loss, with a piece of clipped net stuck in his hat and standing as most outstanding ...

Analysis: Offensive adjustments lead Virginia to first title

Sports 04/08/19, 23:28

Virginia got its redemption — thanks to its offense, not its vaunted defense.Riding the broad shoulders of De'Andre Hunter, Virginia beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime Monday night to win the program's first national title.Defensively-minded, the Cavaliers (35-3) turned a night of adjustments against Texas Tech's vaunted defense into one ...

Virginia, Texas Tech prep for one last game for NCAA title

Sports 04/07/19, 12:15

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 buying into that billing, too — gamblers drove down the over/under on the game from 121 to 117½ rather ...

Virginia, Texas Tech get defensive to move to title game

Sports 04/06/19, 22:51

Slap the floor, bend those knees and get both hands up.This national championship game is going to be a clinic on defense.Virginia and Texas Tech are the last two teams alive in the NCAA Tournament, and they're here because they barely let their opponents breathe when possessing the ball.Texas Tech's ...

Analysis: Virginia keeps poise in snatching win from Auburn

Sports 04/06/19, 20:52

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 Bryce Brown 3-pointers. A trip to the national title game, less than two seconds away from being snatched in another ...

Controversial whistle leads to Virginia’s Final Four win

Sports 04/06/19, 19:45

Virginia looked headed for a second crushing end to its NCAA Tournament.One whistle, one slight bump and three clutch free throws changed everything.Kyle Guy hit three free throws with 0.6 seconds left to help the Cavaliers beat Auburn 63-62 in a wild and controversial finish Saturday night in the national ...

Guy hits 3 FTs with 0.6 left, Virginia shocks Auburn 63-62

Sports 04/06/19, 19:31

Kyle Guy made three free throws with 0.6 seconds left and Virginia pulled off its second small miracle of the NCAA Tournament, beating Auburn 63-62 Saturday to advance to the national championship game for the first time in school history.Auburn had erased a 10-point deficit in the final five minutes ...

Virginia, Auburn match contrasting styles in Final Four

Sports 04/05/19, 15:35

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.The top-seeded Cavaliers are rarely in a hurry, playing a style as deliberate and methodical as the Supreme Court. The Tigers take a frenetic approach, more ...

Guy, Salt help No. 2 Virginia beat NC State 76-56 in ACCs

Sports 03/14/19, 13:50

Kyle Guy scored 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, and second-ranked Virginia rallied to beat North Carolina State 76-56 in Thursday's quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.Big man Jack Salt provided an unexpected offensive boost with a career-high 18 points for the top-seeded Cavaliers (29-2), who trailed 29-27 at halftime. ...

Duke’s Williamson, UVa’s Bennett earn individual ACC awards

Basketball 03/11/19, 13:29

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 year.The ACC on Monday announced its award-winners following a vote of 55 media members and the league's 15 head coaches.Williamson received ...

Jerome helps rally No. 2 Virginia past Louisville 73-68

Sports 03/09/19, 18:13

Ty Jerome scored 24 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 5:34 remaining, and No. 2 Virginia held off Louisville 73-68 on Saturday to clinch the top seed in next week's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.Kyle Guy added 13 points and Jay Huff also made huge contributions at both ends as ...

Long ball propels No. 2 Virginia over Syracuse 79-53

Sports 03/04/19, 21:11

Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome and De'Andre Hunter led a long-range assault, combining for 18 3-pointers as No.2 Virginia broke open a tight game in the second half and cruised to a 79-53 victory over Syracuse on Monday night.Virginia (27-2, 15-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), whose only two losses were to Duke, ...

Guy’s 23 lift No. 3 Virginia past No. 20 Hokies, 64-58

Sports 02/18/19, 21:12

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 ...

Guy, Hunter lead No. 4 Virginia past Notre Dame, 60-54

Sports 02/16/19, 16:15

Kyle Guy scored 22 points, De'Andre Hunter had 20 with 10 rebounds and No. 4 Virginia withstood a late push by Notre Dame to win 60-54 on Saturday.Hunter scored six points during a 9-0 run for the Cavaliers (22-2, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) after the Fighting Irish closed to within ...

Guy, No. 4 Virginia rally past No. 8 North Carolina 69-61

Sports 02/11/19, 21:04

Kyle Guy scored 20 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final two minutes, to help No. 4 Virginia beat No. 8 North Carolina 69-61 on Monday night.De'Andre Hunter also had 20 points for the Cavaliers (21-2, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who played with veteran poise down the stretch after trailing ...

Barrett, 3s lead No. 2 Duke past No. 3 Virginia, 81-71

Sports 02/09/19, 20:26

RJ Barrett scored 26 points, Zion Williamson had 18 and No. 2 Duke used an early barrage of 3-pointers to stun No. 3 Virginia and then held off the Cavaliers, 81-71, on Saturday night.Barrett hit his first five tries from 3-point range for the Blue Devils (21-2, 9-1 Atlantic Coast ...

Hunter’s 19 points lead No. 3 Cavs in 82-55 rout of Irish

Sports 01/26/19, 15:11

De'Andre Hunter scored 19 points to lead five players in double figures as No. 3 Virginia routed Notre Dame 82-55 rout on Saturday.Junior guard Kyle Guy, Indiana's 2016 Mr. Basketball at Lawrence Central near Indianapolis, scored 15 points, all in the first half on 6-of-8 shooting. The Cavaliers (18-1, 6-1 ...

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