Darion Atkins, who finished with six points and two rebounds, talks about stepping up in the ACC Quarterfinals and paying his due.
Derek Fisher leaned up with his elbows resting against the back of the cage and watched his teammates take batting practice, moving only to collect baseballs that had sprayed to shallow parts of the infield.
It was on Super Bowl Sunday that the Panthers lost on their home floor to Virginia on a 3-pointer at the buzzer by Malcolm Brogdon. Cameron Wright and teammate James Robinson got mixed up on the final sequence and allowed Brogdon to get free via a play UVa calls “Triple Pop.” Saturday, the schools meet again in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.
The Cavaliers ended their agonizing quarterfinals frustration on Friday, taking out their anguish on Okaro White and his Florida State teammates, 64-51. Virginia’s 26th win, the program’s most since 1982-83, advanced the Wahoos into Saturday’s 1 p.m. showdown with surprising Pittsburgh, an upset winner over North Carolina.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — After Okaro White made negative comments about them on Thursday, it wouldn’t have been surprising to see Virginia players engage in some verbal sparring with the Seminoles forward on Friday.
The most hyped incomer to UVa’s program in 2014 has lived up to his billing through 15 games.
Virginia hasn’t played on Saturday in the ACC Tournament since 1995. That’s 19 years ago, exactly half as long as UVa’s only championship.
Virginia’s outstanding play since its 35-point loss at Tennessee on Dec. 30 has become known as “The Tennessee Turnaround,” but the truth of the matter is the revival commenced in Tallahassee on Jan. 4.
Tony Bennett says the unit — which consists of senior Thomas Rogers, juniors Rob Vozenilek and Maleek Frazier, sophomore Caid Kirven and freshman Jeff Jones — has played a “huge” role in the team’s success this season.
Virginia finished 14-17, falling, 77-76, to Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC Tournament and failing to reach .500 for just the third time in the last 37 years of the program.