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More thoughts ahead of the Sweet 16, baseball alum recognized

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Virginia vs Oklahoma Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

We posted some more men’s basketball material following UVA’s triumph over the Oklahoma Sooners on Sunday night to reach the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, including a picture of Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young sporting a Cavaliers jersey.

Virginia basketball notebook: Pack Line defense returned to form against Oklahoma (Daily Progress)

After struggling to contain Gardner-Webb in the opening half of their first round game, Virginia returned to their normal defensive selves in the ladder frame, and continued that trend through their entire second round contest. Will the Pack Line prove successful in Thursday’s matchup with the Oregon Ducks?

UVA’s odyssey to the Final Four, fraught with obstacles, continues (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

As UVA’s journey continues on to Louisville for the South Regional’s Sweet 16, the team will do their best to block out all of the inevitable Final Four noise around them. For junior Ty Jerome, he’s confident in where the Hoos stand: “We’re nowhere near relaxed, nowhere near satisfied [...] We’re not even close to our goal.”

Ranking the Sweet 16 teams by tradition -- 2019 NCAA tournament (ESPN)

The Wahoos came in sixth on ESPN’s ordering of the remaining NCAA Tournament teams based on program history. Also of note: Virginia Tech finished dead last.

Former Virginia All-American Matt Thaiss was named the Los Angeles Angels’ most outstanding rookie in this year’s Spring Training yesterday. Thaiss, who was drafted 16th overall by the Angels in 2016, has batted .333 during preseason play.

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