Cavalier Corner

February 2019

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cavalier sports 8 CAVALIER CORNER around grounds 16 Wins the Cavaliers — who were ranked No. 3 in both the Associated Press and coaches polls — started off the men's basketball season with before falling 72-70 at Duke Jan. 19. It's the program's best start since opening 19-0 in 2014-15. 21 Football recruits inked with UVA during the early signing period (Dec. 19-21), including three four-star recruits according to Ri- vals — linebacker Hunter Stewart, defensive tackle Jowon Briggs and offensive lineman Ja'Quay Hubbard. UVA hasn't added mul- tiple Rivals four-stars since 2015 (two), and a Cavalier class hasn't included a top-100 recruit (Briggs at No. 73) since 2014. 93 Catches on the year for fourth-year Ol- amide Zaccheaus, which breaks his own single-season school record set last year (85). A UVA postseason-record 12 grabs came in the Belk Bowl and made him just the third Cavalier to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in a season. He finished his career No. 6 in ACC annals with 250 career catches. PHOTO BY MATT RILEY/ COURTESY UVA When you think about Virginia, you think about mover-blocker and you think about pack-line. This team is long; this team is athletic. Yes, they guard you, but they've got more guys that can score it now, and that's the difference in this Virginia basketball team. "Braxton Key has 20 off the bench, hitting threes. You've got Kyle Guy. You've got Ty Jerome. You've got De'Andre Hunter, who's going to be a lottery pick. "This is not your father's Virginia team or the team that lost in the NCAA Tournament. This team is Final Four, national championship good." — ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg on the Cavaliers 1996-97 Was the last time that the Cavaliers claimed consecutive Dudley Awards for having the state's top Division I football player before 2017-18, when former linebacker Micah Kiser and quarter- back BRYCE PERKINS earned the honors (Anthony Poindexter and Tiki Barber were the school's previ- ous back-to-back winners). Before Kiser claimed the trophy, the last UVA honoree was defensive end Chris Long in 2007. Since the award was established in 1990 to honor former UVA standout "Bullet" Bill Dudley, Virginia has never won it three times in a row. PHOTO BY MATT RILEY/ COURTESY UVA 300 Career victories for head coach TONY BENNETT of the men's basketball team after a 100-64 win over Marshall Dec. 31. It made him the 80th active Division I coach to reach the mark, while the 100 points for the Cavs marked a program high under the 10th- year mentor and the team's first time in triple digits since Nov. 16, 2008.

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