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Tag: Mamadi Diakite

Last week, I revisited my 2009 column of the top 10 Virginia basketball games I had attended. As I did with my football list, I am updating the hoops list. The 2009 list covered games from the 2000-01 through 2008-09 seasons. Obviously, starting with the 2009-10 season, Tony Bennett arrived in Charlottesville, and the perspective of all Virginia b

Seattle Hoo and Val return after a real-life-dictated hiatus to finally review the 2019-20 season and discuss some team awards. They also ponder the imponderable: What's your favorite season of the Bennett Era? But first, they welcome the newest hoops Hoo, Trey Murphy, with some analysis of his game and a review of his history with UVA. We would have had StLouHoo to run down the football recruiting, but Seattle experienced brain dysfunction and told him the wrong time. Hopefully we can coax StLou on next episode.

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...