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Department: The Team

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...

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...