Last I checked, no treasured child has been brought back by thoughts and prayers. Nor have thoughts and prayers done anything to ease the pain of the parents, friends and family of the child suddenly ripped from their lives. The child is gone in an instant. All because of a lack of spine in …

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ty Jerome scored 18 points and top-ranked Virginia held off depleted Georgia Tech 65-54 on Wednesday night, clinching the regular season title and top seed next month in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.