November 26, 2020

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Basketball (Men)

Wahoos Drone Strike Hapless Tigers

This was supposed to be the much-anticipated debut of Automatic Sam Hauser, and he did not disappoint, but it was Trey Murphy who bounced off the bench early in the first half of Virginia’s 89-54 romp over Towson and called out, “Let’s get this party started – I AM HERE!”

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Media

Down On the Corner

The HOOS Place gang got together on Zoom – at least those of us not too camera shy – and cogitated at length – great length – about six pressing questions regarding UVA hoops.

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Basketball (Men)

Final Thoughts

The season is upon us. The Hoos are in Bubbleville, Connecticut for their first two games. We’ve looked at the opposition and the players, made our predictions and shared our keys. Some of us have even subscribed to FloSports. Now we all bid aloha to this Preview, as we bid aloha to the season.

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Basketball (Men)

Keys to the Season

We’ve analyzed the opposition and the players, made our bold predictions, and now it’s time to give our keys to success for Virginia Basketball this season.

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ACC Sports

Bold Predictions for the ACC 2020-21

We all predicted greatness for the Hoos, but what do we see for the rest of the ACC? Who flops? Who surprises? What weird things are in store? Gaze into my crystal ball….

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Basketball (Men)

Player Analysis: Jabri Abdur-Rahim

Jabri Abdur-Rahim watched Virginia beat Auburn and Texas Tech and win the most recent national championship. It made an impression. Now the #36 player in the 2020 RSCI list is trying to win a spot in Tony Bennett’s lineup on his way to the NBA. Will he succeed?

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Basketball (Men)

Player Analysis: Reece Beekman

True freshman Reece Beekman represents a milestone of sorts for Tony Bennett: he is the first prototypical lead guard Bennett has targeted out of the gate and actually landed. After years and years and chasing dozens of ball-dominant floor generals without success, Tony Bennett finally got his man.

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Basketball (Men)

Player Analysis: Carson McCorkle

What do Devon Hall, Mamadi Diakite and Carson McCorkle have in common? All of them were ranked in the top 35 of their high school classes until they reclassified, then

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