Virginia Announces Star Player Is Out For Season

Virginia Announces Star Player Is Out For Season

They rolled through the ACC's regular season, including victories at home against North Carolina and on the road at Duke - Virginia's first win in Durham in 23 years. Isaiah Wilkins leads in rebounds with 6.3 while Jerome Ty tops in assists with 3.9 per game. He averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 33 games, reached double figures 16 times and led the Cavaliers in scoring on six occasions.

Bennett, who is 219-85 in nine seasons at Virginia, credits experience with making that success possible.

No, it wasn't until after that stretch - which ended in a loss at Rutgers on December 4 - that the Cavaliers started to build a résumé eventually good enough to snap their NCAA tournament drought. He has appeared in only three games with Cleveland and has spent most of his time with the Canton Charge of the National Basketball Association G League.

"I kept working on my English skills, and I also kept working on my basketball skills, and I'm able to communicate with people, and I'm also at the spot where I have to step up, not only me, but the whole team, we have to step up together".

But Diakite used every opportunity he could to learn the language, all the while working on his game and ensuring his grades would be on track to gain acceptance to Virginia, which he chose after a competitive recruiting process.

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"I think it's a matter of growing and that year really helped me do that", he said. Johnson is averaging 16.3 minutes per game this season.

"They've just been telling me to stay ready", Anthony said.

"Depending on the games, we challenge our guys to be factors". The Cavaliers (18-13) reeled off eight straight wins and 11 of 12 following the loss to Rutgers. "De'Andre's a great player for us and he's been great for us this season but we have to have the next man up mentality and that's what we're going to do".

"We play in the toughest conference in the country", Boyle said. In his first NCAA Tournament at UVA in 2012, the 10th-seeded Cavaliers lost in the second round to No. 7 Florida.

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