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

Poll: How do you feel about Virginia basketball?

Tony Bennett's first season (likely) just concluded. Now that you had a chance to see Bennett and his coaching style, it's your turn to weigh in... poll by twiigs.com...

By Zach Berman  |  March 13, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia's season (likely) ends in Greensboro, team looks ahead to next season

Following a season-ending loss to Duke, Virginia preferred to look toward next season. The team found virtue in keeping the game close. Clearly, there's a foundation in place. it was a stark contrast to the way last season ended. In...

By Zach Berman  |  March 13, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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FINAL: Duke 57, Virginia 46

Virginia put up a fight, but a six-minute scoreless draught allowed Duke to bring a lead from two points to 13 points in the game's final minutes. Such started a long offseason for the Cavaliers -- one that will include...

By Zach Berman  |  March 12, 2010; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Video: Virginia falls to Duke in ACC tournament quarterfinals

A look at the highlights of Virginia's loss to Duke in the ACC tournament quarterfinals....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 12, 2010; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Halftime: Virginia 27, Duke 27

...You read that correctly. Virginia has hung with Duke in the first half. Neither team played well (Virginia is 33.3 percent from the field; Duke is shooting 31 percent.) The Cavaliers have been tough on defense. Need to get back...

By Zach Berman  |  March 12, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live from courtside at Greensboro Coliseum...

...Tip-off is in an hour. Duke is stretching. Virginia just had an informal shoot-around before retreating into the locker room. In speaking to some the Cavaliers' players, there is a genuine excitement about the opportunity to play the Blue Devils....

By Zach Berman  |  March 12, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia beats Boston College, advances to play Duke

Wonder what all the stories are about this morning? Virginia broke a losing streak, and did so without Sylven Landesberg. It adds one more day into the career of Jerome Meyinsse. (By the way, Virginia is 2-0 when John Feinstein...

By Zach Berman  |  March 12, 2010; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Different feelings, same results for Sammy Zeglinski, Jeff Jones

Virginia guards Sammy Zeglinski and Jeff Jones hit a combined 8 of 15 three-pointers in Thursday's victory over Boston College. Despite their similarly hot afternoons, they had different feelings entering the game. Zeglinski felt uncomfortable after Tuesday's shootaround. His shots...

By Zach Berman  |  March 11, 2010; 8:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia uses balanced scoring in first-round victory

First of all, my sincere apologies for the lack of updates. We've had major Internet issues at the Greensboro Coliseum. They should be solved now, so expect many updates between now and tip-off noon Friday against Duke. To begin, Virginia's...

By Zach Berman  |  March 11, 2010; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Video: Virginia beats Boston College in ACC tournament

A look at the highlights of Virginia's win over Boston College in the first round of the ACC tournament....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 11, 2010; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live from Greensboro...

...And we're 30 minutes until gametime. Virginia is in layup lines, wearing their blue jerseys. As a reminder, Sylven Landesberg and Calvin Baker are not with the team. Look for Jeff Jones and Mustapha Farrakhan to receive more minutes. A...

By Zach Berman  |  March 11, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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ACC tournament begins, Virginia tries to avoid season's end

As Virginia opens the ACC tournament, it becomes difficult to piece together the season. It's all part of Tony Bennett's rebuilding process. The next loss will be the final game of the season for the desperate Cavaliers. Nonetheless, the team...

By Zach Berman  |  March 11, 2010; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tony Bennett confirms door remains open for Sylven Landesberg's return

The prevailing belief is that Sylven Landesberg has played his final game in a Virginia uniform, but Coach Tony Bennett emphasized Wednesday that Landesberg would be welcomed back. Landesberg is currently suspended for academic reasons, apparently because of class attendance....

By Zach Berman  |  March 10, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Tristan Spurlock wants to stay, but it's Bennett's call as to whether he returns

I had a chance to catch up with freshman forward Tristan Spurlock on the day before what might be both Virginia's final game of the season and possibly the final game of Spurlock's Cavaliers career. Discussions of Spurlock's future have...

By Zach Berman  |  March 10, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Virginia practices without Landesberg, prepares for Boston College

Virginia practiced for 55 minutes at the Greensboro Coliseum in front of a few dozen fans and reporters. The Cavaliers do not exactly draw the crowd of North Carolina or Duke. In fact, Tony Bennett wore his credential around his...

By Zach Berman  |  March 10, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia arrives in Greensboro down two players

I'm down here in Greensboro, N.C., where Virginia practices in exactly two hours. I just finished my daily reading of all things Virginia, which was quicker than usual. A slow day of links for you, but here you go... Neither...

By Zach Berman  |  March 10, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tony Bennett's ACC tournament memories

When Virginia Coach Tony Bennett played for the Charlotte Hornets, he went to Greensboro, N.C., with his pastor and fiancee (now wife) Laurel for the ACC tournament. It was 1995, and he watched Wake Forest's Randolph Childress hit a buzzer-beater...

By Zach Berman  |  March 9, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sammy Zeglinski finally finds his shot

Between Sylven Landesberg's suspension and Tony Bennett's technical foul, it's easy to forget that Virginia actually played well in Saturday's loss to Maryland for the first time in almost a month. One of the reasons was because guard Sammy Zeglinski...

By Zach Berman  |  March 9, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tony Bennett's class policy gains headlines, wrestling savors ACC title

As it appears attendance was the issue with Sylven Landesberg's suspension, Coach Tony Bennett explained his policy on class attendance. Calvin Baker has left the team for family reasons, which continues to deplete Virginia's roster. It might be a while...

By Zach Berman  |  March 9, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Landesberg's suspension and Bennett's policy on attending class

It appears that the academic issue that caused Virginia guard Sylven Landesberg's suspension involved class attendance -- or lack thereof. The Daily Progress is reporting that the course in question was an art class. In answering a question about Coach...

By Zach Berman  |  March 9, 2010; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Calvin Baker out remainder of season for personal reasons

Virginia guard Calvin Baker will miss the remainder of the season for "personal family reasons," essentially ended the career of the Cavaliers' senior captain. He notified Coach Tony Bennett of his decision on Monday. “A member of his family is...

By Zach Berman  |  March 8, 2010; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sylven Landesberg named second-team all-ACC

Here are the results... First-team All-ACC Greivis Vasquez, Maryland (159) Jon Scheyer, Duke (159) Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech (159) Trevor Booker, Clemson (137) Kyle Singler, Duke (134) Second-team All-ACC Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest (126) Nolan Smith, Duke (104) Sylven Landesberg,...

By Zach Berman  |  March 8, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Jerome Meyinnse's last four games, and what could have been if there were more

On different occasions this season, Cavaliers Journal has looked into Jerome Meyinsse's emergence into a dependable ACC player. But that has especially been the case in the final four games of the regular season, when Meyinsse made 22 of 30...

By Zach Berman  |  March 8, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Behind Tony Bennett's first technical foul

Virginia trailed by one point with 38.6 seconds remaining in Saturday's loss to Maryland when a blocking foul was called against the Cavaliers. On the previous possession, the Terrapins were called for a charge on a similar-looking play. Virginia Coach...

By Zach Berman  |  March 8, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia vs. Boston College to open ACC tournament

Here's your schedule for Greensboro... First Round - Thursday, March 11 #8 Boston College vs. #9 Virginia Raycom Noon #5 Wake Forest vs. #12 Miami Raycom 2:00* #7 Georgia Tech vs. #10 North Carolina ESPN2 7:00 #6 Clemson vs. #11...

By Zach Berman  |  March 8, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia lacrosse beats No. 1 Syracuse; scout sizes up Landesberg

Good news came to Charlottesville, where No. 2 Virginia men's lacrosse beat No. 1 Syracuse on Sunday. With one less Bratton, the Cavaliers reached No. 1. In basketball, one scout does not believe Sylven Landesberg is a first-round pick in...

By Zach Berman  |  March 8, 2010; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia-Maryland highlights

It was a great game to watch. Here are the highlights......

By Zach Berman  |  March 7, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A look through a busy 24 hours in Virginia sports...

What a day Virginia fans had on Saturday. Starting Monday morning, Cavaliers Journal will look into everything -- Landesberg's suspension, Bennett's technical, the long-term ramifications of both -- but to close your weekend, here are some stories... After a dizzying...

By Zach Berman  |  March 7, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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