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 ...

Huge crowd welcomes home national hoops champion Cavaliers

Basketball 04/09/19, 17:34

Virginia's national champion men's basketball team is back on campus and when the Cavaliers returned, they were greeted by a throng of several thousand fans.The Cavaliers won their first men's basketball national championship on Monday night, defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime in Minneapolis.The crowd Tuesday chanted "U-V-A, UVA" as ...

Virginia’s Diakite started with Jordan videos in Africa

Sports 04/05/19, 11:50

There were a few things Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite had to do to have a shot in the world of basketball.He had to listen to his dad. He had to stop kicking a ball around in his hometown of Conakry in the West African country of Guinea.And after giving up ...

No. 1 seed Virginia outlasts No. 12 Oregon 53-49 in NCAAs

Sports 03/29/19, 00:02

Ty Jerome scored 13 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:34 remaining, and No. 1 seed Virginia reached its second regional final in four years with a 53-49 victory over No. 12 Oregon on Thursday night in the NCAA Tournament.The Cavaliers (32-3) shot 36 percent and matched a season low ...

Virginia finally gets easy NCAA win 63-51 over Oklahoma

Basketball 03/24/19, 21:19

Virginia finally breezed through an NCAA Tournament game and beat Oklahoma 63-51 on Sunday night to advance to the Sweet 16.Mamadi Diakite scored 14 points and had nine rebounds as the No. 1 seeded Cavaliers led for all but three minutes against Oklahoma.The game was a marked improvement for Virginia, ...

Hunter rallies No. 3 Virginia past No. 18 Louisville 64-52

Sports 02/23/19, 14:07

De'Andre Hunter scored 19 of his career-high 26 points after halftime, and No. 3 Virginia rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat No. 18 Louisville 64-52 on Saturday.The Cavaliers (24-2, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed early in the second half before regrouping to hold the Cardinals (18-10, 9-6) to 6 ...

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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