Updates with new lead. The Cavaliers had their best offensive performance against Louisville since the second game of the season, against Austin Peay, and had a stellar effort against North Carolina in the ACC title game.
In its quest for a third ACC men's basketball championship, Virginia did not have history on its side Saturday.
Harris, who played at the school for four seasons before going pro in 2014, hosted a small gathering of former teammates and ex-UVA players at his apartment before heading to watch the game. "Your team's kind of tested a little bit, got your backs against the wall, we're scuffling a little bit, and down 0-2 on the road to a great team, I just thought that was a great response by our club". "Marshall won. They took it out of anybody's hands", WKU coach Rick Stansbury said. You have to win.
The Virginia Cavaliers won the ACC Tournament Saturday with a 71-63 victory over North Carolina.
No. 8 CINCINNATI 61, SMU 51:Kyle Washington scored 15 points and Gary Clark added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Cincinnati (28-4) in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament at Orlando, Florida. Kyvon Davenport had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis (21-13), which is hoping for an invitation to the NIT.
The Cavaliers dominated the ACC with efficiency, tenacity and teamwork.
Brissett made four of his five 3-pointers in the first half against North Carolina, including a buzzer-beater to end the half and cutting North Carolina's lead to 10 points.
"I think a basketball team embodies unity and diversity in a way that's special", Bennett said.
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"We have some bigger goals in front of us", Williams said. Bennett coached teams are always known for their defenses.
There's one more strength of the Tar Heels gone.
Jalen McDaniels had his ninth double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Cavaliers hit their first 15 free throw attempts and finished 20 of 22. But even though the Cavaliers were unranked in the preseason Top 25, Anderson saw something in them that separated them from the teams he played on from 2013 to 2015. The Red Raiders have size and balance with six players averaging at least nine points and have some impressive wins to their credit - including victories against NCAA teams West Virginia, Auburn and Kentucky. The pack-line defense doesn't tend to make the opponent look pretty, and Virginia's deliberately-paced offense drives some fans insane.
The two teams traded buckets for the better part of the first half, but Virginia took a 34-24 lead with 2:30 remaining until halftime thanks to a 13-4 run.
North Carolina: UNC won three games in four days in Brooklyn and might have played its way into a high enough seed - probably a No. 2 - to open the NCAAs in Charlotte.
Dodge has been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll on three occasions and last season was both a Tar Heel Scholar-Athlete and member of the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. "And the film will start telling us stuff, you just try to learn as much as you can", Bennett said. "I've been freezing my butt off up here".
N.C. Central upset Hampton in the MEAC championship game and landed in a First Four game on Wednesday against Texas Southern in Dayton, Ohio. An Elite Eight run in 2016 is Virginia's best tournament showing.
"It speaks to this group and how tough we are". But Davidson's only hope was to win the conference tournament - and Stephen Curry's alma mater did just that.