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Jay Huff, Jay Huff, Jay Huff and a little about the rest of Virginia basketball

The ‘Hoos unicorn is draining shots and stealing headlines.

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Every weekday, we deliver UVA links outside of STL that you may have missed from the day before. It’s our look Around The Corner.

Virginia basketball cruised past Wake Forest earlier this week en route to Saturday’s ACC clash with Notre Dame. Jay Huff is still dunking on everybody, and UVA alum Danielle Collins made it all the way to the Australian Open semifinals. STL also brought you our basketball power rankings for your reading pleasure, but here’s what else is happening around the corner.

The top 68 teams in college basketball, ranked by the one true authority (ESPN)

And by the one true authority, ESPN means college basketball analyst (and, important to note: a Duke basketball alum) Jay Bilas. Bilas has the ‘Hoos as the country’s top team, with his alma mater coming in at second. Tennessee, Michigan State and Michigan round out Bilas’ top-5.

Best Bets: Breaking college basketball’s title contenders into tiers (NBC Sports)

NBC Sports has Duke, Tennessee and Virginia as their most likely NCAA title contenders this year. The ‘Hoos are among what they call, “the elite of the elite.”

UVA commit Carson McCorkle goes off, hits career milestone (247Sports)

33 points and eight threes to go with your 1,000th career point? Have yourself a game, commit McCorkle.

Oh, and Jay Huff made basically all the headlines after Tuesday night’s win over Wake Forest.

Huff’s steady offense, improved defense earns him role off U.Va.’s bench (Daily Press)

UVa’s Huff in a good place in Year 3 (The Roanoke Times)

With firmer grasp of defense, Jay Huff finding a role for UVA (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Durham’s Jay Huff is starting to make a difference for Virginia (Duke Basketball Report)

Jay Huff gives Virginia’s frontcourt rotation a boost (The Daily Progress)

ACC Bracketology, One Number to Know: Jay Huff Unicorn-ing, Leaky Black Stock on the Rise, Duke Hits the Glass (


2019 Virginia football commit Jowon Briggs, a four-star defensive tackle from Cincinnati, Ohio, got a “good old fashioned father son workout” in this week. Same.