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Streaking The Lawn: Cavaliers Lose to Miami to End ACC Tournament
Many hoped this season would be different.
After the worst season under Coach O'Connor last year where the Cavaliers failed to make the NCAA Tournament under his tenure, 2019 would return to the days of past.
After losing to Miami 10-3 on Thursday and ending the ACC Tournament 0-2, it looks like that might not be the case.
Though the staff held Miami to within striking distance through seven innings, only trailing 5-3 entering the 8th, the Hoos looked like they would never be able to get over the hump. Eerily similar to the game the next before when constant threats fell flat against North Carolina.
Streaking The Lawn: Virginia Baseball set for the ACC Tournament
Coming off two series wins in the last two weeks, the Virginia Baseball is set to kickoff play in the 2019 ACC Tournament. Virginia (32-22, 14-16) is the tournament's #9 seed and is matched in Pool D with #4 Miami and #5 North Carolina. The winner of Pool D will face the winner of Pool A (Louisville, Clemson, and Boston College) in the first of two semifinals on Saturday.
The Cavaliers open play on Wednesday at 7 P.M. when they take on North Carolina. The Tar Heels (38-17, 17-13) are stumbling just a bit having lost five of their last eight including their final two ACC series of the season.
Streaking The Lawn: Taking a look at Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome's NBA Combine performance
Like the NFL, the NBA hosts a Draft Combine every season where prospects are weighed, measured, and run through drills.
The NBA Combine basically consists of four parts. Each player is weighed and measured, and each player is run through strength and agility drills. There are a series of 5-on-5 games between prospects. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, there are team interviews.
The NFL's combine is more famous and generally attended by all the top prospects. The NBA Combine does not get as much publicity and many of the top players either do not attend, or attend only for interviews.
Streaking The Lawn: Charles Barkley donates $45k to Malcolm Brogdon's Hoops2o initiative
Friday night, the Milwaukee Bucks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals thanks to a 125-103 drubbing of the Toronto Bucks. Virginia alum Malcolm Brogdon -- who returned from a plantar fasciitis injury after nearly eight weeks of inaction -- was outstanding in the win with 14 points on 5-for-10 shooting (3-for-6 from three) and five assists. But after the game may have been the highlight of the night for the young second year guard.
Brogdon launched his charity initiative, Hoops2o in October of 2018 as the NBA arm of fellow Virginia alum Chris Long's Waterboys charity.
Streaking The Lawn: NCAA Tournament: Virginia and Maryland renew dormant rivalry
The Virginia Men's Lacrosse team has a long and involved history with the Maryland Terrapins. The two used to be conference foes and have met 91 times over the course of their programs. In fact, per the notes released by Virginia prior to the game, Saturday's meeting with Maryland will make the UVA-Maryland series the most played in the Cavaliers' history, breaking a tie with Johns Hopkins.
And yet, the two border rivals haven't met since 2014, Maryland's last year as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Terps hold a 47-44 edge in the series, but the last time the two met in the NCAA tournament, this happened:
"Obviously Maryland is a fantastic program," Virginia coach Lars Tiffany said of their neighbors to the north.
Streaking The Lawn: NCAA Baseball Bubble Watch
With just one series remaining in the regular season, and the ACC Tournament still on the horizon, the Virginia Cavaliers find themselves squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble.
This is a statement that would have been laughed at just three weeks ago when the Hoos saw their RPI in the low 100s. A mid-week sweep over VCU and a series win over Louisville later and Virginia's is up to 45 and the Hoos are garnering attention in NCAA Tournament projections.
On the year, the Hoos are 30-21 overall, and 12-15 in the ACC. They've already secured a spot in next weekend's ACC Tournament with one final series left in the regular season.
Streaking The Lawn: Baseball Set to Open Key Series in Blacksburg
The final series of the season is upon us and the Virginia Cavaliers' baseball team is back from the dead after taking the series against Louisville last weekend and winning their 11th straight midweek out of conference game against VCU on Tuesday.
Though they only sit at 12-15 in the ACC and 30-21 overall, their RPI has improved to 45, which puts them squarely on the bubble for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
This weekend, they'll head to Blacksburg to take on a struggling Hokie team. VT is just 8-19 in the ACC and 25-25 overall with only one ACC series victory to their name this season (over Pitt in mid March).
Streaking The Lawn: Where could we see Virginia basketball stars go in the 2019 NBA Draft?
Now that the order is set thanks to the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, we can start to get a better idea where some Virginia alums might end up after the NBA Draft on June 20. The New Orleans Pelicans lucked into the first pick of the 2019 draft, followed by the Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, and Los Angeles Lakers to round out the top four.
De'Andre Hunter is a projected lottery pick, and he hasn't been projected to fall past the No. 8 pick in any of the major mock drafts. Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy are both also staying in the NBA Draft this season, and both will be participating in the 2019 NBA Draft Combine, taking place May 15 through 19 in Chicago.
Streaking The Lawn: NBA Draft Lottery is set, giving more ideas where De'Andre Hunter could land
The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery is now complete, and Virginia fans have a little bit more of an idea of where De'Andre Hunter could land during the NBA Draft on June 20. In a dramatic turn of events, the New Orleans Pelicans landed the No. 1 pick, despite having just a 6% chance of earning the top spot.
Zion Williamson will likely (definitely) go to the Pelicans with the first pick, and that could even impact whether Anthony Davis decides to stay in New Orleans. The Memphis Grizzlies got the second pick, followed by the New York Knicks in third and the Los Angeles Lakers in fourth.
Streaking The Lawn: Virginia Lacrosse hosts Robert Morris to kick off "Phase III"
The Virginia Men's Lacrosse team is getting underway in the NCAA tournament as the Cavaliers host Robert Morris in Charlottesville as the No. 3 overall seed. This is the third season under head coach Lars Tiffany -- who was named the ACC Coach of the Year for 2019 -- and the Cavaliers won both the ACC regular season and tournament titles. Now, the Hoos are on to what they're calling "Phase III" as Virginia attempts to bring home the first NCAA title in men's lax since 2011.
Virginia's 2019 campaign has been immensely successful as the Hoos amassed a record of 11-3 (3-1 ACC) in the regular season.
Streaking The Lawn: Virginia Men's Lacrosse dominates Robert Morris to move on in NCAA tournament
Two fourth year players led the way for the Cavaliers as Virginia Men's Lacrosse punched their ticket to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament with a dominating 19-10 win over Robert Morris. The game was never in doubt as Virginia never trailed and took a 9-5 lead into the half.
Fourth years Ryan Conrad (five goals) and Mikey Herring (six goals) cruised offensively for Virginia, both setting new career highs in goals and points. Matt Moore finished with two goals and a new career high in assists with seven.
Michael Kraus added three goals and three assists in the game, and Dox Aitken notched two goals.
Streaking The Lawn: Virginia's Lars Tiffany named ACC Coach of the Year
Hot off their first ACC Tournament title in nine years, and on the eve of the NCAA Tournament, the Virginia Cavaliers men's lacrosse team racked up more honors as head coach Lars Tiffany was tabbed ACC Coach of the Year.
Lars Tiffany has been named the ACC Coach of the Yearu203cufe0f He is the first UVA head coach to earn the honor since Dom Starsia in 2009. The accolade marks the 10th time a UVA head coach has been named the league's coach of the year. #GoHoos
Streaking The Lawn: Virginia Basketball roster and recruiting update
The off-season for Virginia Basketball has been an exciting one following the program's first ever National Championship. Wahoo fans knew they would lose Jack Salt to graduation, but the departures of De'Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy, and Ty Jerome to the NBA Draft and Marco Anthony to transfer has left some question marks around the roster. Forward Mamadi Diakite is still a question mark to return to Grounds, and will be participating in the G-League Elite Camp.
Coming in, Virginia has first years Casey Morsell, Kadin Shedrick, and Justin McKoy, and Tony Bennett added his first junior college transfer this week in Tomas Woldetensae.
Streaking The Lawn: Virginia basketball makes moves, Juan Thornhill shines in Chiefs minicamp, Lax prepares for tourney
It's almost time for graduation on grounds but there are still plenty of sports to keep us rolling here on Streaking the Lawn. Yesterday we brought you the scoop on JUCO First-Team All-American guard Tomas Woldetensae, who reportedly committed to Virginia basketball, and a new podcast featuring the one and only Mark Titus to mark the one month anniversary of Tony Bennett taking Virginia basketball to a national title. Here's what else is happening around the corner for your Friday morning. Happy reading.
Kansas City is already liking Juan Thornhill.
Marquette's golden boys (who also happen to be brothers) are in the transfer market.