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Virginia bringing in Navy for non-conference contest

Jul 22, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett and Virginia are looking for a big season this year. The Cavaliers add transfer Anthony Gill and two three-star recruits in Devon Hall and London Perrantes, while they’ll have to replace Taylor Barnette’s shooting and hope for a speedy recovery for Akil Mitchell’s broken hand.

They added to their schedule on Monday.

Virginia is bringing in a mid-major opponent in Navy this season, according to Midshipman play-by-play man Pete Medhurst.

The two teams last played in 1974, a 91-72 home win for the Cavaliers in front of 7,804 fans. Virginia finished that season 11-16 while Navy went 9-13.

Navy finished last season 8-23, falling to Bucknell in the Patriot League quarterfinals, while Virginia went 23-12, falling to Iowa in the NIT.

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  1. elliscarver - Jul 22, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Um, nobody, and I repeat NOBODY, expected Virginia to compete for an ACC title. They were projected to finish 7th in the ACC before the season. This upcoming season is when UVA will be a ACC title contender, losing only one senior and adding a talented big man transfer in Anthony Gill.

    • unclebuddybennett - Jul 23, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      That’s true Ellis but the ACC has been very weak since Tony arrived, and this slow ball works against weaker competition but cannot be sustained vs teams like Duke, Syracuse, L’Ville. Look at last season, the 20 plus wins really are not that impressive when u consider how weak the OOC schedule is, struggling to manufacture points against bum teams. Let’s not even talk about the transfers and players that fit the system yet they cannot excel at the ACC level. We have every right to question Bennett and what he’s yet to accomplish in year 5. Mike London is on the hotseat because as ALUM we don’t think his coaching acumen is up to par…Tony will get a longer trial period as he’s proven to be a smarter in-game coach and all UVa fan realize this.

  2. hoofor3 - Jul 23, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    And lets also consider that Malcolm Brogdon, who was well on his way to an ALL-ACC freshman season before his foot injury, is also eligible off medical redshirt. Barnette hit some shots late in the year but was an extremely minimal contributor.

    • unclebuddybennett - Jul 23, 2013 at 11:44 AM

      LOL, Brogdon can’t shoot…he’s slow and has a decent handle. Let’s not act like this kid is a program savior. He was a turnover waiting to happen as a Point Guard against top competition. LMAO at anyone who thinks Barnette was a legit player…he hit open 3’s against scrub teams. He belonged on low level D-1 comp, why do you think even Central Florida pulled his offer out of HS. He sucks!!!

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