It might be Selection Sunday, but we’re going to venture a wild guess and say that many of you are still reveling in the glory of Championship Saturday. After all, it’s not every year that your Virginia Cavaliers capture both the ACC regular season and tournament championships to all but lock in the overall No. 1 seed come the NCAA Tournament.
While much of Streaking the Lawn has shifted over to March Madness coverage, we’re not quite ready to move beyond celebrating yesterday’s championship title, so we’ve pulled together some of the best highlights reels and ACC Must See Moments for your enjoyment.
Part of what makes every single person on the team so dangerous on offense is because Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome are willing to pull up from wherever they are on the court to take the jumper — doesn’t matter if they’re driving, going mid-range, or shooting from downtown. Guy’s incredible quick release is what made this dunk possible for Isaiah Wilkins:
Speaking of Kyle Guy — how about him? He sprains his MCL at the end of the season and has to wear a knee brace all throughout the ACC Tournament, and he somehow comes out playing ON STRAIGHT FIRE for three days. For that, he was awarded 2018 ACC Tournament MVP, and it’s well deserved. Here’s his own personal highlights reel.
Ty Jerome has played both supporting and leading roles all season long. For him, it doesn’t matter who’s scoring or who was MVP—it’s all about the team. But you know what? Going 17-1 in the ACC and plowing their way through the ACC Tournament isn’t enough. “We still have one more big goal to go. It’s a huge step in the right direction.”
Jerome—and others—playing in both supporting and leading roles is vitally important for Virginia head coach Tony Bennett. He’s amazed by the effort put forth by the entire team, and he calls this the most connected and unified team he’s ever coached. “There’s something different here. Everyone totally buys into their role...they serve each other. There’s no drama, there’s no egos.”
We’ll never post full video highlights from anyone other than VirginiaSportsTV because no one does it better than the Virginia Sports crew. You’re treated today to nearly six full minutes of basketball highlights with Dave Koehn’s invigorating voice walking you through it all. Take a look and see if you don’t get entirely hyped up all over again.
Finally, here’s a look at the top moments across the ACC Tournament, beyond even Virginia. What a tournament it was -- from 21-point comebacks over Virginia Tech to the ACC Player of the Year Marvin Bagley showcasing his talent, those who made it to Brooklyn were treated to a heck of a week of the highest quality basketball in all the land.