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Worth the wait: How Virginia’s first championship became a rare triumph

By Mike Williams | @MikeWritesSport

Sports Capital Journalism Program

MINNEAPOLIS — After the confetti cannons and net cutting and the traditional playing of “One Shining Moment” within U.S. Bank Stadium late Monday night, Virginia’s Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome sat behind microphones to answer questions about their program’s first national championship. One year earlier, the […]

Virginia basketball: De’Andre Hunter scored a career-high 27 points on the night when his team needed him most

By Mike Williams | @MikeWritesSport

Sports Capital Journalism Program

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Mike Williams, writing for NCAA.com, writes how Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter saved his best performance of his young career for when his team needed him most – in the national championship game.

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Championship predictions: All in on Texas Tech winning first title

By Mike Williams, Zach Griffith | @MikeWritesSport @ZachGriffith17

Sports Capital Journalism Program

By Mike Williams

Tonight’s game has the potential to be one of the biggest stories in tournament history. Virginia, one year removed from being the first No. 1 seed to be upset by a No. 16 seed, is one win away from its […]

Pearl, Bennett discuss impact of first-time Final Fours

By Zach Griffith | @ZachGriffith17

Sports Capital Journalism Program

MINNEAPOLIS – Although they’ve never been to the Final Four as head coaches, Auburn’s Bruce Pearl and Virginia’s Tony Bennett, whose teams will meet in a semifinal Saturday evening, have no shortage of championship-caliber experience.

Pearl, who has led the Tigers to their first Final Four […]

Contrasting styles collide: Virginia meets Iowa State in Sweet 16

By Jack Carney | @jackwcarney

Sports Capital Journalism Program

CHICAGO – On the surface, Friday night’s Midwest regional semifinal matchup between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Iowa State Cyclones represents a clash of two polar opposite playing styles.

The top-seeded Cavaliers boast one of the nation’s stingiest defenses and most patient offenses. Virginia’s scoring defense […]