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Cavaliers Journal: December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010

Assane Sene providing Virginia solid interior defense in larger role

With just less than 18 minutes remaining Tuesday night, Radford guard Gorkem Sonmez drove to the basket and had his shot swatted away by junior center Assane Sene. The Highlanders recovered the ball, but guard Evan Faulkner's shot one second...

By Steve Yanda  | December 8, 2010; 7:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia 54, Radford 44: Three up, three down

The radio commentator who asked the first question of Virginia Coach Tony Bennett's postgame press conference following the Cavaliers' 54-44 win Tuesday night over Radford could not keep a straight face as the query exited his mouth: Have you seen...

By Steve Yanda  | December 7, 2010; 10:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia defense 'didn't show the improvement from week to week that we all anticipated'

Virginia defensive coordinator Jim Reid spent most of the past week on the road recruiting, and during that span he's had ample time to reflect on the showing of his unit during a season in which the Cavaliers finished 4-8...

By Steve Yanda  | December 7, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Scouting Radford

This is not the same Radford squad that earned an NCAA tournament bid two seasons ago. Far from it, actually. After finishing last season 19-12 and being bounced from the Big South tournament by Winthrop, the Highlanders lost a lot...

By Steve Yanda  | December 7, 2010; 7:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mike Scott named ACC player of the week

Virginia senior forward Mike Scott was named the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the week, the conference announced Monday. Scott recorded consecutive double-doubles in the Cavaliers' road wins over then-No. 15 Minnesota and Virginia Tech. He averaged 19 points and...

By Steve Yanda  | December 6, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia returns from extended road trip with heightened senses of poise, confidence

The transformation took three weeks and roughly 11,500 miles of travel, but the Virginia men’s basketball team enters Tuesday night’s game against Radford – its first at home since Nov. 15 – armed with degrees of poise and confidence it...

By Steve Yanda  | December 6, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Heads up in-bound play provides Virginia late opportunity to pad lead

With 19.4 seconds remaining Sunday evening, Virginia Tech junior forward Victor Davila scored a layup to cut Virginia's lead to two points. The Hokies called a 30-second timeout and implemented a full-court press on the ensuing Virginia in-bound play. Sophomore...

By Steve Yanda  | December 6, 2010; 7:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sammy Zeglinski returns earlier than expected from knee injury

Virginia junior guard Sammy Zeglinski logged 15 minutes during Virginia's 57-54 win Sunday at Virginia Tech, returning to game action earlier than expected after undergoing surgery Oct. 19 to repair cartilage damage in his left knee. Zeglinski participated fully in...

By Steve Yanda  | December 5, 2010; 11:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia 57, Virginia Tech 54: Three up, three down

Virginia has not played a home game since Nov. 15. In the weeks since then, the Cavaliers have been on a six-game road trip that began with a 21-point loss and a 43-point loss in consecutive contests. But after earning...

By Steve Yanda  | December 5, 2010; 10:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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