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Monday Motivation: February 17

Well, most of us are probably off for President's Day...but if you still need a little extra oomph this morning, check out how Virginia fared over the past week!

Tobey had a good week. He's earned a head pat.
Tobey had a good week. He's earned a head pat.
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A lot happened over the past week as the overlap between the winter and spring sports continued.

The no. 1 ranked baseball team opened their season and grabbed two lopsided wins over VMI (12-0) and UNC-Wilmington (7-2).

The no. 12 ranked wrestling squad destroyed George Mason 34-3.

Women's basketball trounced Virginia Tech (yay!) 80-64, which is just always fun. Redshirt senior Lexie Gerson came to a realization post game that should make every Wahoo smile:

Men's lacrosse continued their "let's give everyone heart attacks by week five" campaign, winning yet another one goal game, this time over Drexel. The Dragons are always a tough team to take out, especially in Philly. Matt Barrett had 16 saves (a career high), and Mark Cockerton (2g, 2a) scored both the game tying and game winning goals.

Our very own Paul Wiley summed up the first three games pretty succinctly:

In "oh crap the ranked basketball team keeps winning" news, the no. 17 ranked basketball kept winning.

On Monday, the Hoos hosted the Maryland Terrapins in what was the last ever conference matchup between the two at John Paul Jones. Although the game time was delayed (THANKS, OBAMA), the effort of the Hoos definitely was not, and Virginia emerged victorious with a final score of 61-53.

Let's take another look at this epic defensive to offensive explosion:

Justin Anderson was more excited about the Joey Hoops (#swoon) end of the play.

If possible, the guy in the lower left of this picture appears to be the most stoked about anyone, though.

The victory over Maryland pushed the Hoos to 11-1, and nothing is better to wake up to than some much deserved credit online.

Saturday, Virginia traveled to Littlejohn Coliseum, a place the Cavaliers hadn't won since this display in 2007:

Remember Adrian Joseph? Man, he was one of my faves.

The Hoos played a see-saw match with K.J. McDaniels the Tigers, but pulled away behind 16 points from Harris, 14 from Malcolm Brogdon and Mike Tobey (welcome back, Mike!), and 12 from Anthony Gill.

Brogdon has now had 13 straight games in double-digits, which is every ACC matchup and just incredible.

Now at 12-1, the Hoos are getting more and more attention, and from some new supporters.

This week, men's basketball travels to Virginia Tech on Tuesday at 9pm, and baseball opens their home schedule with games against William and Mary on Tuesday, and opens a three game series with ECU on Friday. Saturday, 22 February is going to be epic for Wahoo fans with baseball (vs. ECU) at 1pm, men's basketball (vs. Notre Dame) at 2pm, and men's lacrosse (vs. Rutgers) at 5pm. Put your orange and blue on and get loud.