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Cavaliers Journal: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Halftime: Virginia 25, Virginia Tech 21

For those who are watching, you can confirm we all just witnessed an ugly first half. For those of you who aren't watching, I'll sum it up this way: Many missed shots. Virginia is shooting 30 percent from the field;...

By Zach Berman  |  February 13, 2010; 9:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live at Cassell Coliseum...

If Saturday's Virginia-Virginia Tech game is nearly as good a game as the last time the team's met, you're in for a treat. - It's "Blackout" night in Cassel Coliseium, so many in the crowd are wearing black. Virginia Tech...

By Zach Berman  |  February 13, 2010; 7:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Zeglinski's influence, Virginia's challenge

Virginia guard Sammy Zeglinski developed his game as the youngest brother in a family of four children. The Cavaliers prepare for what they know will be a hostile environment. It is a revenge opportunity for Virginia. Virginia must keep Malcolm...

By Zach Berman  |  February 13, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia tries to 'return the favor' to Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is Virginia's biggest rival, the Hokies already beat the Cavaliers in overtime at John Paul Jones Arena and Virginia Tech is planning a "blackout" with its fans. But that's not the primary motivation on Saturday. "If there's not...

By Zach Berman  |  February 12, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tony Bennett not deterred by blizzard-induced break in schedule

Virginia played at noon last Saturday. The Cavaliers will play Virginia Tech at 8 p.m. this Saturday. In between will be hours more than seven days that included a bus ride to and from College Park, a stop for Dairy...

By Zach Berman  |  February 12, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mike London makes inroads within Virginia; Meet Virginia's doctors

We'll start with football today, because Mike London is in the process of spreading Virginia's message throughout the state. When he returns, he must sort out a roster without a clear lineup. Although the Cavaliers are on the bottom of...

By Zach Berman  |  February 12, 2010; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia's NCAA tournament chances

Eric Prisbell examined Virginia's NCAA tournament chances on his blog, The 65. What are your thoughts?...

By Zach Berman  |  February 11, 2010; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia's mid-ACC report card: Centers

Note: This accounts for performance only in the ACC season -- not the overall schedule. Jerome Meyinsse -- B + -- Meyinsse entered the season without much experience in his previous three seasons, but he has filled in this season...

By Zach Berman  |  February 11, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia's mid-ACC report card: Forwards

Note: This accounts for performance only in the ACC season -- not the overall schedule. Solomon Tat -- Incomplete -- Although Tat is a scholarship player, he has played a combined four minutes in ACC competition. Tat is a team...

By Zach Berman  |  February 11, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia's mid-ACC report card: Guards

Note: This accounts for performance only in the ACC season -- not the overall schedule. Calvin Baker - D+ - Baker's grade is hurt by the two-game absence sandwiched into the first half of the ACC schedule. After frustration about...

By Zach Berman  |  February 11, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Will Sherrill experiences more minutes, Virginia-Va. Tech becomes more important

Will Sherrill has solidified himself as a contributor for Virginia men's basketball. Virginia Tech's win on Wednesday made Saturday's game against the Cavaliers even more important. In football, Bill Dudley continues to receive tributes. In baseball, the snow has affected...

By Zach Berman  |  February 11, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia-Maryland set for 8 p.m. on Feb. 15

Here's the release... CHARLOTTESVILLE—The Virginia men’s basketball team’s game at Maryland on Feb. 15 is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Feb. 10, but was postponed to Feb. 15 because of...

By Zach Berman  |  February 10, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mike London's redshirting philosophy

Many Virginia fans took umbrage with former Virginia coach Al Groh's philosophy on redshirting -- or lack thereof. Groh often said when the player is ready to play, the coaching staff is ready to play him. This was sometimes in...

By Zach Berman  |  February 10, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Cavaliers walk fine line between winning and losing

Saturday was two snowstorms ago at this point, but it was also the last time Virginia played. The Cavaliers lost in overtime to Wake Forest, which marked Virginia's fifth loss this season by five points or less. Each year, there...

By Zach Berman  |  February 10, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia men's basketball prepares for 5 games in 11 days

It's a story line Virginia fans will hear frequently the next two weeks, so let's start looking at it today. The Cavaliers (14-7, 5-3 ACC) play five games in the next 11 days. Four are on the road. Three come...

By Zach Berman  |  February 10, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mother Nature disrupts ACC basketball, Bennett ACC coach of the year?

This morning's links are similar to the roads: loaded with snow. Go behind the scenes on the decision to postpone the Virginia-Maryland game. And here's a behind-the-scenes look at Virginia's day. The schedule makes for a critical -- and difficult...

By Zach Berman  |  February 10, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia-Maryland men's basketball postponed until Feb. 15

Virginia stayed in a Greenbelt hotel on Monday evening, had a team breakfast at mid-morning Tuesday and learned there was a possibility Wednesday's game could be postponed. Shortly thereafter, they packed up and boarded a bus for the second time...

By Zach Berman  |  February 9, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Maryland-Virginia officially postponed

The University of Maryland has confirmed that Wednesday night's Maryland-Virginia game has been postponed. More on rescheduling as it becomes available....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  February 9, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia-Maryland game postponed?

...That's the way it looks. Virginia is packing up and ready to head back to Charlottesville, according to a U-Va. official. The team found out a few minutes ago, so details about the date of a rescheduled game are not...

By Zach Berman  |  February 9, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tony Bennett discusses Greivis Vasquez, Eric Hayes

Virginia and Maryland have similar profiles, with an all-around guard leading the team (Virginia's Sylven Landesberg to Maryland's Greivis Vasquez) and a combo guard in the back court who hits open three-pointers (Maryland's Eric Hayes to Virginia's Sammy Zeglinski, who...

By Zach Berman  |  February 9, 2010; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia's midseason grades, reason behind numbers, Bill Dudley's funeral

The Daily Progress graded each Virginia player at the midpoint of the ACC schedule. Expect a report card from Cavaliers Journal in the hours leading up to Wednesday's game. Learn why each Virginia player wears his respective number. Virginia football...

By Zach Berman  |  February 9, 2010; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Change in Virginia's travel plans

Cavaliers Journal is not meant to mirror Capital Weather Gang, but that has often been the case this season. Alas, another weather-related report leading up to Wednesday's game against Maryland. Virginia will leave for the Washington area Monday evening instead...

By Zach Berman  |  February 8, 2010; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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What happened to Jeff Jones?

...It's a good question to ask. Jones scored in double figures in back-to-back losses to Wake Forest and Virginia Tech on Jan. 23 and Jan. 28. He played at least 10 minutes in all but one game leading up to...

By Zach Berman  |  February 8, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia basketball: How will they finish?

It's halftime of the ACC season, and Virginia finished 5-3 in the first half. That is better than almost anyone expected, although not as good as it could have been. The Cavaliers lost two games in overtime on their home...

By Zach Berman  |  February 8, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Craig Littlepage's statement

Before Saturday's game against Wake Forest, Athletic Director Craig Littlepage made a rare pre-game public announcement. The weather made it difficult for many to attend the game, and Littlepage expressed appreciation for everyone at the game and everyone who made...

By Zach Berman  |  February 8, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia fans prove their loyalty, Mike Scott must solve inconsistency

A slow day of link precedes a busy day of blog posts. Here you go... Virginia's fans impressed a student columnist on Saturday. Those fans would likely have enjoyed a better half from Mike Scott. On Wednesday, Virginia plays Maryland....

By Zach Berman  |  February 8, 2010; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia loses in snow, baseball begins, recruiting remains questionable

Virginia lost another close game, which has become too common for this year's team. In the process, they spoiled a home-court advantage. They can blame the offense for the woes. Well, the offense and Wake Forest's Ish Smith. In baseball,...

By Zach Berman  |  February 7, 2010; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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