| Feb 10, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Slow is to Roy Williams what tofu is to Paula Deen. North Carolina's Hall of Fame coach will tolerate any number of mistakes, as long as they're committed in overdrive.
Fast is to Tony Bennett what bacon-wrapped doughnuts are to Jillian Michaels....
| Jan 7, 2012
| 7:07 PM
Winning streak meets losing streak when Virginia plays at Duke on Thursday.
The Cavaliers have won 12 consecutive games this season. They have lost 14 straight games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
“It’s going to be a great test for us,”...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 3:17 PM
When the Cameron Indoor Stadium scoreboard read 42-33 in Virginia's favor last January with just over 16 minutes remaining, there was reason to believe the signature road victory for coach Tony Bennett was on the horizon.
Then, Duke became Duke.
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:25 PM
When unheralded point guard Teven Jones signed with Virginia in November, his coach at Fishburne Military School said Cavaliers fans would be pleasantly surprised.
“I think I’ve got a pretty good idea of who can play at what level,”...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:01 PM
As basketball observers go, Mike Krzyzewski and Austin Rivers have impeccable credentials. One’s a Hall of Fame coach, the other a future first-round draft choice whose dad guided the NBA’s most storied franchise to a championship.
| Feb 24, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Erick Green has filled his young Virginia Tech teammates in about the close quarters in Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke University, warned them about how they'll feel the hot, sometimes booze-infused (yes, even at a place like Duke) breath of students just...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 3:42 PM
DURHAM, N.C. – After getting to the front of the rim only to see a layup attempt that would've cut Duke's lead to one with nine seconds left in overtime come up empty, Virginia Tech's Erick Green heard it from the fans.
Duke's students pointed at...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 7:19 PM
DURHAM, N.C. — Ticket beggars were stationed more than a mile from Cameron Indoor Stadium. Lounging in beach chairs just off the exit ramp from Rte. 15-501, they held the requisite signs, knowing full well the answer.
On this Saturday night, for...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 7:54 PM
Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski bleed different shades of blue. Williams obsesses over golf, Krzyzewski couldn’t be bothered. Krzyzewski apprenticed under Bob Knight, Williams under Dean Smith.
But on this the two Hall of Fame coaches agree: North...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 4:40 PM
What follows is an unprecedented All-ACC ballot. Relegating two of the conference’s top three scorers to second team and bypassing the league’s top three teams to find the player of the year?
In 29 seasons of ACC coverage, I’ve never...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 12:03 PM
All season, Virginia's Mike Scott has served as his team's lone dependable offensive threat on a game-by-game basis, while Bethel High graduate Jontel Evans has been U.Va.'s primary defensive catalyst.
Without either of them, climbing to the fourth...