The Virginia Cavaliers finished the season ranked as the #3 team in the nation according to KenPom, behind National Champion Villanova and runner-up UNC.
UVA was 5-1 against the KenPom top 10, beating Villanova, UNC, West Virginia, and Louisville twice, but falling in the ACC Championship game to UNC. The #3 finish is the highest in program history; the Hoos ended last season at #5 and the 2014 year at #4, though the team's end-of-year Pythagorean rating was highest at the end of last year.
Bench stud celebrates Darius Thompson's circus shot
Someone give that man some caffeine. Actually, don't change anything.
Virginia defensive end Naji Abdullah became the second Cavalier to join spring practice today after completing his "tempo run." Judging by this video that Virginia Sports TV produced, he looked ecstatic...and a little tired...after completion. It appears that Bronco Mendenhall wasn't kidding when he said he wanted to get these players into the best shape of their lives.
RB Albert Reid had to pass a conditioning test to earn the right to practice with his teammates. Here's what happened when he did.
4. Virginia: Malcolm Brogdon is finishing up one of the greatest ACC careers in conference history. Tony Bennett has been picked off early despite really good seeds in recent years. But here's the difference this time around: Virginia has a much better offense than the past two seasons.CBS Ranks All 68 NCAA Teams
Another player who could rise or fall depending on what happens in March. For now, at 6'5" he's averaging 18 points-a-game and shooting 41% from three, with four years of experience at UVA, and excellent defense. He has all the tools to be a solid role player. With Myles Turner and Paul George and a roster full of question marks, Indiana could use a few of those.SI Mock Draft 1.0