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Tag: Kody Stattmann

Before I shift too much into football mode, I did want to circle back and do a post looking ahead to the next Virginia basketball season as I promised at the end of my revised top 10 UVa games list. This is a post I've published in the April-June time frame for the past few years, but because of the uncertainty surrounding sports, and the fact that I was compiling and writing my various "best games attended" lists, I put it on the back-burner.

OK, so diving righ...

It's been a while, but we are finally back to talk hoops. But first, Val fills us in on some women's soccer news, as two Cavaliers will be playing for our country. Then we dive into the men's basketball team's triumph over the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill and place it into context. Casey's getting better, Tomas is getting better, Kody is getting better, Kihei belongs on the All-ACC teams but is he or Mamadi the team MVP? The real issue animating Seattle and Val, however, is whether it is the Texas Two-Step or a reverse Texas Two-Step. Finally, Seattle grieves the departure of Vic So'oto.

The Cavaliers struggled with Stony Brook, with some of the points made by StLouHoo in his preview being the reasons why.  StLou told us that they had some good rim protecting bigs and they would shoot the three, and we saw Mouhamadou Gueye use his 6-9 height and long arms to shut down the Cavalier inside game for stretches of this contest, forcing the Hoos to look for other answers. StLou's three keys for the Hoos were: