Columbia comes to the JPJ for the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Tip Off.  It took longer to write that title than for Virginia to suck the air out of this game, as the Cavaliers opened a quick 10 - 0 lead and never looked back.  Here are my hot takes on Virginia's 60 - 42 victory over Columbia.




Hitting the Keys: Columbia

Posted on November 16, 2019 in The Team by Hooamp.

Before Virginia's home matchup Saturday against the Ivy League's Lions, StLouHoo identified these keys:

1) Set the Mong00se loose.

2) 3-point shooting: Try and try again.


StLouHoo's Preview:

Columbia Lions

No football? No problem. Virginia takes advantage of a bye week in the pigskin schedule to play a Saturday hoops matinee against Ivy League member Columbia. The Lions already played one P5 opponent to within a bucket; what odds do they have to play spoiler again this weekend?

Game Details:

It was an eventful week in the college football world. The impacts rippled throughout the bowl universe, especially as it pertains to the ACC. Alabama's loss to LSU shook up the playoff picture. It allowed Clemson to solidify their position in the playoff field.

And the Hoos taking care of business at home versus Georgia Tech along with Virginia Tech upsetting Wake Forest sets up another Black Friday game for all the marbles.


Wednesday Reset - Week 12

Posted on November 13, 2019 in The Team by StLouHoo.

Week 11 is in the books with the Hoos scrapping out a win over an upstart Georgia Tech. Time to recap the victory and reevaluate both the coming week and remaining road ahead:


Quick Hit Thoughts from the Game

I like winning. I don't care if it's a blowout or a nailbiter; wins feel good and all look the same in the stan...

Virginia faced off against North Carolina for the ACC title missing two starters and a key reserve.  UNC scored in the opening minutes of play.  It looked bleak for the women, but as I have written before, these women do not give up.


Host Val Prochaska and Seattle Hoo are joined by special guest Kevin Wall from SBNation's Syracuse site NunesMagician.Com, @NunesMagician, to talk about the ACC opener for both teams on ACC Network.  Does Kevin's Elite Eight shot find the mark better than the three-point attempts of both teams?  Val and Seattle also talk JMU, Hoos women's soccer, and the men's hoops team's upcoming tilt with the Columbia Lions.

The game at North Carolina swung on three straight drives to end the first half and begin the second when UVa went from down 17-10 to up 31-17. A similar swing occurred right before halftime at Scott Stadium on Saturday and lasted through the third quarter as the Wahoos survived and won against the scrappy Yellow Jackets, 33-28, to remain on target to claim the Coastal if they beat Virginia Tech on Nov. 29.

After UVa took a 17-14 lead in the second quarter, Geor...


Seattle Hoo's Game Recap:

Cavaliers 65 James Madison 34

The Virginia Cavaliers and James Madison Dukes laid enough bricks in their contest at the John Paul Jones Arena to erect rival fortresses, but Virginia carried the day with its interior game, 65-34.  Mamadi Diakite and Braxton Key tallied double-doubles, with Mamadi scoring a career high 19 while grabbing a game-leading 13 rebounds, and Key provided supporting fire with 14 points and 10 rebounds, including a personal 7-0 run to start the second half that blew a hole in the Dukes' brick fortress.  It was not long thereafter that the visitors ran up the white flag and Tony Bennett gave his star players some much-needed rest.  Kihei Clark exited the game at the 12-minute time ...


Hitting the Keys: JMU

Posted on November 10, 2019 in The Team by Seattle Hoo.

We decided to do something this season immediately after games: Take a look back at StLouHoo's "Keys to the Game" from his preview and see how well the team did on those keys and how integral to the outcome those keys were.  For today's tilt with the James Madison Dukes from the other side of Afton Mountain, StLou identified the following keys: