clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

ACC conference predictions, proud pops, hometown heroes and more

Happy Friday, happy ‘Hoos.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-South Regional-Purdue vs Virginia Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Alas, championship week is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the #content will. There’s still plenty to discuss after the Virginia Cavaliers took home the 2019 NCAA tournament title. First: get your gear. No celebration is complete without the commemorative swag. Second: brush up on your draft knowledge. You never know who might go! Third, relive the magic of Monday night one more time and say goodbye to the tired narratives that have inaccurately characterized Virginia basketball for too long.

And finally, check out what else is happening around the corner.

Way-too-early ACC power rankings for 2019-20: Virginia, again? (The Athletic) $$

The Athletic has your Virginia Cavaliers finishing on top of the conference again next year–with or without whoever may leave for the 2019 NBA draft. Even if Ty Jerome departs with De’Andre Hunter (which most think is a given at this point and they like to have some fun with that fact), Kyle Guy, Kihei Clark and Mamadi Diakite could still run the ACC.

Proud pop: Dick Bennett overcomes his own reluctance, watches his son win a national title at UVA (Associated Press via Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Dick Bennett’s Pack Line defense was the basis for Tony Bennett’s own program at Virginia. But despite teaching him almost everything he knows, Dick still gets too nervous to watch Tony’s teams. He made it out on Monday night though and man, it was worth it.

Hometown Heroes Help Bring NCAA Championship to Cville (NBC29)

S/o to Grant Kersey and Austin Katstra.

Doughty College Notebook: One group of Devils say ‘cheers’ to the ‘Hoos (Roanoke Times)

I’ll drink to a national championship, ‘Hoos with me?


All hail Joey Buckets and President Malcolm Brogdon.

Just in case you missed it..

Gold. Absolute gold from Mike Scott.