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Nothing can top the result of the 2018-19 Virginia basketball season, because it ended with a national championship. And for a while, I figured nothing would be able to top the craziness of that season either, with the way it ended with one heart-stopping thriller after another in the NCAA tournament.

But then this year happened.

For a large portion...

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StLouHoo's Preview:

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Virginia opens up its 2020 ACC Tournament campaign with a date with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Mike Brey's lone win over UVA came in the 2017 ACCT quarterfinals, and a month ago they took UVA to overtime in JPJ. Are the Irish going to upset UVA to get to the conference semifinals?

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The Hoos gave Mamadi Diakite and Braxton Key a happy sendoff with yet another Senior Day win over Louisville. Seattle and Val talk again about the two seniors, pay homage to Grant Kersey and all the other walkons, and get into the Miami and Louisville wins. 

 

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The Hoos wrap up a fifteen game homestand with momentum at their back. Coming off a thrilling series win over 7th ranked NC State, the homestand concludes with two games against UMass Lowell. With a road trip to Pittsburgh looming, UVA will look to avoid a letdown against the River Hawks.

Team Records

Virginia: 12-4 (Overall), 2-1 (ACC)

UMass Lowe...

It is a sign of respect for Tony Bennett's coaching acumen that this year's version of UVA basketball was ever ranked in the top 5 at any point this season.  It's generally known in basketball circles that Tony could coach a team of 9-year-olds to at least a bubble resume entering ACC Tournament week, so it's not surprising they figured that losing a hoard of NBA talent wouldn't faze him one bit.  Indeed, I think there was some recognition early on that this season was going to lack anything resembling a dominant team, so the voters simply chose all the familiar names at the top of their ballots.  The Week 2 top ten: Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State, Louisville, Kansas, North...

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Hooamp's Game Recap:

Cavaliers 57 Louisville 54

Neither team had made a shot in more than four minutes. The result still hung in the balance, with Virginia clinging to a 52-51 lead over Louisville with 51 seconds left.

In a flash, Kihei Clark rose up and drove a dagger through the Cardinals' hearts. The little man made another big shot.

"I can't say enough about what he's got going on inside here...

For the third time in 5 years, the Cavalier hosted the Louisville Cardinals in the final game of the regular season at the JPJ.  Virginia was playing for seniors Mamadi Diakite and Braxton Key, but also with the small hope of securing the ACC regular season title should FSU lose. Given that the Seminoles had stumbled a bit down the stretch, losing to Clemson and escaping from South Bend, it was a very real possibility.  All Virginia had to do was win.

My colleague StLouHoo wrote an amazing and moving tribute to these two great young men, and as I have done each of the last three years, I have put together some of the best moments of each of our seniors. This is a tribute to them and a humble thank you.

Thank You, Mamadi Diakite

The season gets real this weekend as ACC play begins. The Hoos get the benefit of starting their conference season at home. The gifts end there as UVA hosts 7th ranked, and undefeated, NC State in a three-game series beginning Friday.

Team Records

Virginia: 10-3 (Overall), 0-0 (ACC)

NC State: 12-0 (Overall), 0-0 (ACC)