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Virginia basketball’s improved offense is hard to scout, Cavaliers stay at No. 3 and more

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Happy Hump Day, ‘Hoos.

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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.

Yesterday STL brought you a look at how Kyle Guy and De’Andre Hunter landed on the Wooden Award late season watch list and Ty Jerome’s nod as a Bob Cousy Award finalist (plus an injury update on Virginia’s favorite New Yorker). We’re a few days away from Duke coming to town, but here’s what else is happening around the corner on this happy hump day.

Virginia’s defense is typically exhausting, but its new and improved offense? It’ll take your spirit (The Athletic) $$

The Cavaliers were tough for Notre Dame to analyze in film before the two ACC teams clashed, but why? Because a close game for Virginia has been rare this season thanks to its new and improved offense.

Virginia basketball notes: Cavaliers remain No. 3 in both Top 25 polls (The Daily Progress)

Good news, ‘Hoos. For the third week in a row, Virginia remained locked in a No. 3 in the AP Top 25 poll and the USA Today coaches poll. The Cavaliers are behind only Tennessee and Duke in both polls.

Oluwatimi Out to Make a Name for Himself at UVA (Virginia Sports)

6’3”, 300-pound sophomore lineman Victor Oluwatimi should to play a significant role on the Cavaliers’ offensive line this year.

Radio recap: Tony Bennett impressed with Patriots’ dynasty (The Daily Progress)

Look Tony, I’m all for appreciating a good defense. But a non-Bostonian appreciating the Patriots? This might be the first thing our TB has ever said that I’ve disagreed with.

TOTD:

College GameDay is coming back to Charlottesville on Saturday for round two of Duke vs. Virginia, but more importantly: UVA students are 3-for-3 from half court on the show.