Gilgeous-Alexander leads Thunder past Pelicans in play-in
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander highlighted his 32-point night with a go-ahead baseline jumper and four clutch free throws in the final 29 seconds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 123-118 to remain alive in the Western Conference play-in tourament.
Going dancing: Virginia tabbed as a 4 seed for NCAA Tournament
This now marks the eighth time under head coach Tony Bennett that the Wahoos will be part of the Tournament field. UVA held a 17-6 record in the regular season and added a win in the ACC Tournament against Syracuse. Their lineup features All-ACC First Team honoree Sam Hauser, All-ACC Second Team and All-ACC Defensive team honoree Jay Huff, and All-ACC Honorable Mention Kihei Clark. Virginia’s run for an ACC Tournament Championship was cut short when the program had a positive COVID-19 test result after its quarterfinal matchup with Syracuse. “It’s certainly a unique way to prepare for the NCAA Tournament,” Bennett said.
Hauser helps No. 21 Virginia end skid, beat Miami 62-51
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sam Hauser scored 18 points and No. 21 Virginia ended a three-game skid by handing Miami its sixth loss in a row, 62-51. Trey Murphy III added 12 points for the 16-6 Cavaliers, who took command with a 14-2 run to end the first half. It was very important and as we talked about Justin (McKoy), even “Papi” Francisco (Caffaro) gave us a good lift. Hopefully we can keep that.”Miami closed within six points several times after halftime, but each time Virginia kept the Hurricanes from getting closer.
9th-ranked UVA survives trip to Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. – Trey Murphy III scored 18 points, Kihei Clark added 14 and No. 9 Virginia pulled away from Georgia Tech down the stretch for a 57-49 victory. Virginia finished on a 16-5 run in a game that was tight most of the way. Georgia Tech lost to Virginia for the second time this season and missed a chance to give its postseason resume a big boost. The Yellow Jackets dropped to 9-7 overall and 5-5 in the ACC.
Virginia returns from Covid hiatus, dunks William & Mary
FILE - Virginia head coach Tony Bennett directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech in Charlottesville, Va., in this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, file photo. I talked to them about our two pillars I said, ‘Will you be humble and will you be passionate today. I’ve been fortunate enough as a coach at Washington State to play against the good Gonzaga teams. They’re a very good team, a very talented team. I think we really just missed each other a lot and we’re all just happy to play with each other again.