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Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball

Virginia Cavaliers
2015–16 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team
Virginia Cavaliers athletic logo
University University of Virginia
First season 1905–06
All-time record 1514–1143–1 (.570)
Conference ACC
Location Charlottesville, VA
Head coach Tony Bennett (7th year)
Arena John Paul Jones Arena
(Capacity: 14,593)
Nickname Cavaliers
Student section Hoo Crew
Colors

Orange and Blue

            
Uniforms
Home jersey
Team colours
Home
Away jersey
Team colours
Away
Alternate jersey
Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1981, 1984
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1981, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1995
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1993, 1995, 2014
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1976, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2007, 2014, 2015
NCAA Tournament appearances
1976, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015
Conference tournament champions
1976, 2014
Conference regular season champions
SoCon: 1922
ACC: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2014, 2015

The Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball program represents the University of Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Division I of the NCAA. The team is coached by Tony Bennett. Since 2006, the team has played at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia, seating 14,593 and the largest basketball arena in the conference outside of a major metropolitan area.

UVA is the repeat defending ACC regular season champion, finishing first in both 2013–14 and 2014–15, and have won or shared seven ACC season titles overall, behind only North Carolina and Duke. The Cavaliers won the final NCAA third place game, defeating LSU 78–74 in the 1981 Final Four.

Contents

  • Statistics 1
  • Individual honors 2
    • Notable alumni 2.1
    • National honors 2.2
    • Retired numbers 2.3
    • Retired jerseys 2.4
    • Future recruits 2.5
  • Coaches 3
  • Postseason 4
    • NCAA tournament results 4.1
    • NIT results 4.2
    • CBI results 4.3
  • Yearly records 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Statistics

Individual honors

Notable alumni

Members of the Hoo Crew cheering for their Virginia Cavaliers at a Virginia basketball game in January 2006.

National honors

University Hall, UVA's home court from 1965 until 2006
Ralph Sampson, Virginia's most decorated player
  • Sean Singletary was chosen as an AP All-American Honorable Mention in 2008

Retired numbers

The Cavaliers have retired seven numbers to date:[2]

Virginia Cavaliers retired numbers
No. Player Pos. Career
3 Jeff Lamp SG 1977–81
14 Buzzy Wilkinson G 1951–54
20 Bryant Stith SG 1988–92
40 Barry Parkhill G 1969–73
41 Wally Walker F 1972–76
44 Sean Singletary PG 2004–08
50 Ralph Sampson C 1979–83

Retired jerseys

The University of Virginia's athletic department has issued the following statement distinguishing "retired jerseys" from "retired numbers": "Jersey retirement honors Virginia players who have significantly impacted the program. Individuals recognized in this way will have their jerseys retired, but their number will remain active."[3]

Future recruits

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jarred Reuter
PF
Wolfeboro, NH Brewster Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) August 2, 2014[4] 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Mamadi Diakite
PF
Conakry, Guinea Blue Ridge School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 200 lb (91 kg) August 4, 2015[5] 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 85
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Virginia 2015 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  • "2015 Virginia Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  • "2015 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  • "Virginia 2015 Basketball Commitments". 247sports.com. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ty Jerome
PG
New Rochelle, NY Iona Preparatory School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) September 2, 2014[6] 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 86
Kyle Guy
PG/SG
Indianapolis, IN Lawrence Central HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 160 lb (73 kg) October 20, 2014[7] 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 90
Jay Huff
PF
Durham, NC Voyager Academy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 180 lb (82 kg) May 21, 2015[8] 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars
DeAndre Hunter
SF
Philadelphia, PA Friends' Central School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) September 12, 2015[9] 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 3[10]   247Sports: 1
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Virginia 2016 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  • "2016 Virginia Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  • "2016 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  • "Virginia 2016 Basketball Commitments". 247sports.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 

On January 1, 2015, Virginia Episcopal School Class of 2016 forward Sacha Killeya-Jones committed to Virginia.[11] However, on June 2, Killeya-Jones decommited from Virginia.[12]

Diakite originally committed to the class of 2016, but at the time of his commitment stated that there was an "80-percent chance" that he could reclassify to the class of 2015 and redshirt.[13] On September 3, Bennett announced that Diakite was eligible to join the program.[14]

Coaches

Memorial Gym, UVA's home court from 1924 until 1965
Head Coach Years Win–Loss Pct.
Henry Lannigan 1905–29 254–95–1 .727
Roy Randall 1929–30 3–12 .200
Gus Tebell 1930–51 241–190 .559
Evan “Bus” Male 1951–57 67–88 .432
Billy McCann 1957–63 40–106 .274
Bill Gibson 1963–74 120–158 .432
Terry Holland 1974–90 326–173 .653
Jeff Jones 1990–98 146–104 .584
Pete Gillen 1998–2005 118–93 .559
Dave Leitao 2005–09 63–60 .512
Tony Bennett 2009–present 136–64 .680

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Postseason

NCAA tournament results

The Cavaliers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 19 times. Their combined record is 25–19.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1976 East First Round DePaul L 60–69
1981 #1 East Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place
#9 Villanova
#4 Tennessee
#6 BYU
#2 North Carolina
#1 LSU
W 54–40
W 62–48
W 74–60
L 65–78
W 78–74
1982 #1 Mideast Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#9 Tennessee
#4 UAB
W 54–51
L 66–68
1983 #1 West Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#8 Washington State
#4 Boston College
#6 NC State
W 54–49
W 95–92
L 62–63
1984 #7 East First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#10 Iona
#2 Arkansas
#3 Syracuse
#4 Indiana
#2 Houston
W 58–57
W 53–51OT
W 63–55
W 50–48
L 47–49OT
1986 #5 East First Round #12 DePaul L 68–72
1987 #5 West First Round #12 Wyoming L 60–64
1989 #5 Southeast First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#12 Providence
#13 Middle Tennessee
#1 Oklahoma
#3 Michigan
W 100–97
W 104–88
W 86–80
L 65–102
1990 #7 Southeast First Round
Second Round
#10 Notre Dame
#2 Syracuse
W 75–67
L 61–63
1991 #7 West First Round #10 BYU L 48–61
1993 #6 East First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#11 Manhattan
#3 Massachusetts
#2 Cincinnati
W 78–66
W 71–56
L 54–71
1994 #7 West First Round
Second Round
#10 New Mexico
#2 Arizona
W 57–54
L 58–71
1995 #4 Midwest First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#13 Nicholls State
#12 Miami (OH)
#1 Kansas
#2 Arkansas
W 96–72
W 60–54OT
W 67–58
L 61–68
1997 #9 West First Round #8 Iowa L 60–73
2001 #5 South First Round #12 Gonzaga L 85–86
2007 #4 South First Round
Second Round
#13 Albany
#5 Tennessee
W 84–57
L 74–77
2012 #10 West Second Round #7 Florida L 45–71
2014 #1 East Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Coastal Carolina
#8 Memphis
#4 Michigan State
W 70–59
W 78–60
L 59–61
2015 #2 East Second Round
Third Round
#15 Belmont
#7 Michigan State
W 79–67
L 54–60

NIT results

The Cavaliers have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 13 times. Their combined record is 17–11. They were NIT champions in 1980 and 1992.

Year Round Opponent Result
1941 Quarterfinals CCNY L 35–64
1972 First Round Lafayette L 71–72
1978 First Round Georgetown L 68–70OT
1979 First Round
Second Round
Northeast Louisiana
Alabama
W 79–78
L 88–90
1980 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Lafayette
Boston College
Michigan
UNLV
Minnesota
W 67–56
W 57–55
W 79–68
W 90–71
W 58–55
1985 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
West Virginia
Saint Joseph's
Tennessee
W 56–55
W 68–61
L 54–61
1992 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Villanova
Tennessee
New Mexico
Florida
Notre Dame
W 83–80
W 77–52
W 76–71
W 62–56
W 81–76OT
2000 First Round Georgetown L 111–1153OT
2002 First Round South Carolina L 74–67
2003 First Round
Second Round
Brown
St. John's
W 89–73
L 63–73
2004 First Round
Second Round
George Washington
Villanova
W 79–66
L 63–73
2006 Opening Round Stanford L 49–65
2013 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Norfolk State
St. John's
Iowa
W 67–56
W 68–50
L 64–75

CBI results

The Cavaliers have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) once, in 2008. Their record is 2–1.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2008 #1 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Richmond
Old Dominion
Bradley
W 66–64
W 80–76
L 85–96

Yearly records

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Henry Lannigan (Independent) (1905–1907)
1905–06 Henry Lannigan 8–2
1906–07 Henry Lannigan 5–3
Henry Lannigan (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1907–1921)
1907–08 Henry Lannigan 5–5
1908–09 Henry Lannigan 6–3
1909–10 Henry Lannigan 12–4
1910–11 Henry Lannigan 10–5
1911–12 Henry Lannigan 7–4
1912–13 Henry Lannigan 11–4
1913–14 Henry Lannigan 12–1–1
1914–15 Henry Lannigan 17–0
1915–16 Henry Lannigan 11–2
1916–17 Henry Lannigan 7–5
1917–18 Henry Lannigan 7–1
1918–19 Henry Lannigan 11–4
1919–20 Henry Lannigan 10–3
1920–21 Henry Lannigan 13–5
Henry Lannigan (Southern Conference) (1921–1929)
1921–22 Henry Lannigan 17–1 5–0
1922–23 Henry Lannigan 12–5 1–3
1923–24 Henry Lannigan 12–3 3–2
1924–25 Henry Lannigan 14–3 4–2
1925–26 Henry Lannigan 9–6 4–4
1926–27 Henry Lannigan 9–10 5–7
1927–28 Henry Lannigan 20–6 10–5
1928–29 Henry Lannigan 9–10 5–7
Henry Lannigan: 254–95–1 (.727)
Roy Randall (Southern Conference) (1929–1930)
1929–30 Roy Randall 3–12 2–8
Roy Randall: 3–12 (.200)
Gus Tebell (Southern Conference) (1930–1937)
1930–31 Gus Tebell 11–9 5–6
1931–32 Gus Tebell 13–8 6–3
1932–33 Gus Tebell 12–6 5–3
1933–34 Gus Tebell 7–11 1–9
1934–35 Gus Tebell 13–9 7–5
1935–36 Gus Tebell 11–13 4–8
1936–37 Gus Tebell 9–10 6–7
Gus Tebell (Independent) (1937–1951)
1937–38 Gus Tebell 6–10
1938–39 Gus Tebell 15–5
1939–40 Gus Tebell 16–5
1940–41 Gus Tebell 18–6
1941–42 Gus Tebell 7–10
1942–43 Gus Tebell 8–13
1943–44 Gus Tebell 11–8
1944–45 Gus Tebell 13–4
1945–46 Gus Tebell 12–5
1946–47 Gus Tebell 10–11
1947–48 Gus Tebell 16–10
1948–49 Gus Tebell 13–10
1949–50 Gus Tebell 12–13
1950–51 Gus Tebell 8–14
Gus Tebell: 241–190 (.559)
Evan Male (Independent) (1951–1953)
1951–52 Evan Male 11–13
1952–53 Evan Male 10–13
Evan Male (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1953–1957)
1953–54 Evan Male 16–11 1–4 7th
1954–55 Evan Male 14–15 5–9 6th
1955–56 Evan Male 10–17 3–11 7th
1956–57 Evan Male 6–19 3–11 7th
Evan Male: 67–88 (.432) 12–35 (.255)
Billy McCann (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1957–1963)
1957–58 Billy McCann 10–13 6–8 5th
1958–59 Billy McCann 11–14 6–8 5th
1959–60 Billy McCann 6–18 1–13 8th
1960–61 Billy McCann 3–23 2–12 8th
1961–62 Billy McCann 5–18 2–12 8th
1962–63 Billy McCann 5–20 3–11 8th
Billy McCann: 40–106 (.274) 20–64 (.238)
Bill Gibson (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1963–1974)
1963–64 Bill Gibson 8–16 4–10 7th
1964–65 Bill Gibson 7–18 3–11 7th
1965–66 Bill Gibson 7–15 4–10 7th
1966–67 Bill Gibson 9–17 4–10 7th
1967–68 Bill Gibson 9–16 5–9 5th
1968–69 Bill Gibson 10–15 5–9 6th
1969–70 Bill Gibson 10–15 3–11 7th
1970–71 Bill Gibson 15–11 6–8 5th
1971–72 Bill Gibson 21–7 8–4 3rd NIT First Round
1972–73 Bill Gibson 13–12 4–8 5th
1973–74 Bill Gibson 11–16 4–8 4th
Bill Gibson: 120–158 (.432) 50–98 (.338)
Terry Holland (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1974–1990)
1974–75 Terry Holland 12–13 4–8 5th
1975–76 Terry Holland 18–12 4–8 6th NCAA First Round
1976–77 Terry Holland 12–17 2–10 7th
1977–78 Terry Holland 20–8 6–6 4th NIT First Round
1978–79 Terry Holland 19–10 7–5 3rd NIT Second Round
1979–80 Terry Holland 24–10 7–7 5th NIT Championship
1980–81 Terry Holland 29–4 13–1 1st NCAA Final Four
1981–82 Terry Holland 30–4 12–2 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1982–83 Terry Holland 29–5 12–2 2nd NCAA Elite Eight
1983–84 Terry Holland 21–12 6–8 6th NCAA Final Four
1984–85 Terry Holland 17–16 3–11 8th NIT Quarterfinals
1985–86 Terry Holland 19–11 7–7 5th NCAA First Round
1986–87 Terry Holland 21–10 8–6 4th NCAA First Round
1987–88 Terry Holland 13–18 5–9 6th
1988–89 Terry Holland 22–11 9–5 3rd NCAA Elite Eight
1989–90 Terry Holland 20–12 6–8 5th NCAA Second Round
Terry Holland: 326–173 (.653) 111–103 (.519)
Jeff Jones (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1990–1998)
1990–91 Jeff Jones 21–12 6–8 6th NCAA First Round
1991–92 Jeff Jones 20–13 8–8 5th NIT Championship
1992–93 Jeff Jones 21–10 9–7 5th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1993–94 Jeff Jones 18–13 8–8 4th NCAA Second Round
1994–95 Jeff Jones 25–9 12–4 4th NCAA Elite Eight
1995–96 Jeff Jones 12–15 6–10 7th
1996–97 Jeff Jones 18–13 7–9 6th NCAA First Round
1997–98 Jeff Jones 11–19 3–13 9th
Jeff Jones: 146–104 (.584) 59–67 (.468)
Pete Gillen (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1999–2005)
1998–99 Pete Gillen 14–16 4–12 9th
1999–00 Pete Gillen 19–12 9–7 3rd NIT First Round
2000–01 Pete Gillen 20–9 9–7 4th NCAA First Round
2001–02 Pete Gillen 17–12 7–9 5th NIT First Round
2002–03 Pete Gillen 16–16 6–10 6th NIT Second Round
2003–04 Pete Gillen 18–13 6–10 8th NIT Second Round
2004–05 Pete Gillen 14–15 4–12 11th
Pete Gillen: 118–93 (.559) 45–67 (.402)
Dave Leitao (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2005–2009)
2005–06 Dave Leitao 15–15 7–9 7th NIT First Round
2006–07 Dave Leitao 21–11 11–5 T–1st NCAA Second Round
2007–08 Dave Leitao 17–16 5–11 10th CBI Semifinals
2008–09 Dave Leitao 10–18 4–12 11th
Dave Leitao: 63–60 (.512) 27–37 (.422)
Tony Bennett (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2009–present)
2009–10 Tony Bennett 15–16 5–11 9th
2010–11 Tony Bennett 16–15 7–9 8th
2011–12 Tony Bennett 22–10 9–7 4th NCAA First Round
2012–13 Tony Bennett 23–12 11–7 4th NIT Quarterfinals
2013–14 Tony Bennett 30–7 16–2 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2014–15 Tony Bennett 30–4 16–2 1st NCAA Third Round
2015–16 Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett: 136–64 (.680) 64–38 (.627)
Total: 1514–1143–1 (.570)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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References

  1. ^ a b c d "2014–15 Virginia Men's Basketball Factbook" (PDF). VIRGINIASPORTS.COM - The University of Virginia Official Athletic Site. pp. 52–53. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Retired numbers and jerseys" at Cavaliers website, retrieved 4 May 2013
  3. ^ 2008 Virginia Football Media Guide, page 175. The University of Virginia has not released a similar policy statement regarding basketball jerseys, but the same "retired jerseys" terminology is being used as to both the football and basketball programs.
  4. ^ Goodman, Drew (3 August 2014). "Basketball Commitment! Jarred Reuter". Streaking the Lawn. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Oakes, Jamie (August 4, 2015). "Mamadi Diakite commits to UVa". Wahoos247. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ Goodman, Drew (3 September 2014). "Recruiting Roundup! Virginia Basketball Secures Its First Commitment For the Class of 2016". Streaking the Lawn. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Goodman, Drew (20 October 2014). "COMMITMENT! Virginia Cavaliers Reel in Four-Star Guard Kyle Guy". Streaking the Lawn. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Hudtloff, Marty (May 21, 2015). "UVa Basketball Gets Verbal Commitment from 4-Star Forward Jay Huff".  
  9. ^ Graham, Chris (September 12, 2015). "UVA basketball adds four-star recruit DeAndre Hunter". Augusta Free Press. 
  10. ^ "2016 Top 25 Class Rankings". Scout.com. August 31, 2015. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  11. ^ Oakes, Jamie (January 1, 2015). "Sacha Killeya-Jones commits to UVa".  
  12. ^ Oakes, Jamie (June 2, 2015). "Sacha Killeya-Jones decommits from UVa".  
  13. ^ Oakes, Jamie (August 4, 2015). "Mamadi Diakite goes in-depth about his UVa commitment". Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Virginia Men’s Basketball Adds Mamadi Diakite" (Press release).  
  15. ^ a b "All-Time Results". VirginiaSports.com. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 

External links

  • Official website
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