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Men’s basketball, track and field star turning heads, Matt Schaub inks new deal

NCAA Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis-Dayton vs Virginia Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday morning, Ryan published his latest bracket prediction, slotting Virginia in as the #1 overall seed. The Hoos followed up such a distinction by holding serve at home later in the day, dominating a struggling Pittsburgh team, 73-49. Also on the afternoon, men’s lacrosse defeated another ACC foe, coming from behind on the road to beat No. 12 Syracuse, 15-14.

Malcolm Brogdon: ‘People think if you’re black you can’t be both educated and a sportsman’ (The Guardian)

Malcolm Brogdon spoke with Donald McRae of The Guardian, touching on his team’s - the Milwaukee Bucks - rise to the top of the NBA standings, the African American’s role in politics and sports, and his fight against poverty.

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named junior Jordan Scott the Southeast Region’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year on Friday. Scott, who boasts both a school and ACC record with his 16.90m jump in February’s Tiger Paw Invitational, is the second Cavalier to earn the distinction.

Sam Vecenie’s NBA Draft Big Board update: Newest top 100, version 3.0 – The Athletic ($)

Both redshirt sophomore De’Andre Hunter and junior Ty Jerome jumped up in Sam Vecenie of The Athletic’s latest mock draft, as they were projected as, respectively, the fifth and twenty-seventh picks overall.

The Atlanta Falcons and former Virginia quarterback Matt Schaub agreed to a two-year contract extension on Saturday. Schaub, who has spent the past three years backing up Falcons starter Matt Ryan, will enter his sixteenth season in 2019.

TOTD:

UVA commit Kadin Shedrick threw down a thunderous one-handed jam over a defender in a game last Thursday night. Check the link in the tweet to see exactly how it transpired.