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Virginia vs. Syracuse: By the numbers

Virginia vs. Syracuse: By the numbers

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports Buckle up, these are fun. The No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers improved to 7-0 in ACC play on Monday night with a decisive 81-58 win over the Syracuse Orange. Virginia is currently in the driver’s seat in the conference, leading 5-1 Florida State by 1.5 games in the standings. The Hoos have a tough road test at No. 20 Virginia Tech on Saturday, followed by a game against NC State on Wednesday. Before we get to those, let’s take a quick look at some of the numbers that stood out against the Orange. 7 - Sam Hauser connected on 7-of-13 attempts...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 25, 2021
Virginia leaps back in the top-10 in latest AP Poll

Virginia leaps back in the top-10 in latest AP Poll

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports Hoos up to No. 8 this week. Virginia’s slow and steady climb in the AP Poll continues as the Cavaliers are up to No. 8 this week. The Hoos started the season at No. 4, but fell after losing a neutral site game to San Francisco back in November. Now 10-2 with a 6-0 mark in the ACC, Virginia is back in the top-10. Gonzaga, Baylor, and Villanova held strong in spots No. 1-3, followed by now-paused Michigan at No. 4, and Texas at No. 5. Houston and Iowa come in just before the Hoos, and Alabama and Texas Tech round out the top-10. The...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 23, 2021
Hauser leads Hoos in second half comeback as Virginia survives Georgia Tech, 64-62

Hauser leads Hoos in second half comeback as Virginia survives Georgia Tech, 64-62

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Huff finishes with 18 points and five clutch blocks. It certainly was not easy, but the No. 13 Virginia Cavaliers improved to 10-2 on the season with a tense 64-62 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday night. Virginia trailed by 11 with 15:26 to play, but the Hoos doubled the Jackets up 26-13 to close the game and improve to 6-0 in the ACC. Sam Hauser was electric, scoring 22 points on 9-for-12 shooting. He went a perfect 5-for-5 — including 3-for-3 from three — from the field in the second half and was instrumental in mounting the...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 23, 2021
Virginia vs. Georgia Tech: Q&A with From the Rumble Seat

Virginia vs. Georgia Tech: Q&A with From the Rumble Seat

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Hoos and Jackets face off on Saturday night. The No. 13 Virginia Cavaliers look to improve to 6-0 in the ACC tonight as they host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Jackets are on a five game winning streak and sit 1.5 games behind Virginia in the current ACC standings with a 3-1 record. In order to get the lowdown on Georgia Tech, we chatted with our friends over at From the Rumble Seat. Huge thanks to Reed Bakich for their time, and you can check out our answers to their questions here. Streaking the Lawn: Georgia Tech has had fewer...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 23, 2021
The Big Preview: Virginia returns to action against Georgia Tech

The Big Preview: Virginia returns to action against Georgia Tech

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via The Virginia Cavaliers are coming off yet another hiatus—this time just a week—resulting from opponents facing Covid-19 issues. For a team hitting its stride and coming off a big win over Clemson last week, the break was likely all but welcome. They get back to it against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, who have won four straight, but the Jackets are coming off their own layoff as they hadn’t played in over two weeks prior to Wednesday’s game. The Jackets have had a weird season, with wins over Kentucky and UNC,...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 22, 2021
Shot Selection vs. Shooting Ability: How do the Hoos stack up?

Shot Selection vs. Shooting Ability: How do the Hoos stack up?

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports Our friends from Fifth Factor Plots help us get way in the statistical weeds. The Virginia men’s basketball team finished the truncated 2019-20 season with the No. 234 offense, per KenPom’s rankings. They were 14th out of 15 in the ACC on the offensive end, and struggled immensely with shooting with an eFG% of 46.9% (291 of 353) and 3P% of 30.3% (311 of 353). That’s not great, for those of you keeping track at home. Kihei Clark led the team in three-point shooting at 37.5%, followed by Tomas Woldetensae at 36.1%. Only Mamadi Diakite...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 21, 2021
Virginia Basketball NET Report: 1/21 Update

Virginia Basketball NET Report: 1/21 Update

Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire via Hoos put up a big number and jumped in a major way in the eyes of the committee. After extending their current winning streak to five games and stretching their ACC-leading conference record to 5-0, the Virginia Cavaliers made a big jump in the NET Rankings. Thanks to an 85-50 onslaught of the Clemson Tigers over the weekend, the Cavaliers jumped all the way to No. 8 in the NET Rankings, head and shoulders above the Florida State Seminoles at No. 24, the next ACC team in the rankings. Entering last week, Clemson was the...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 18, 2021
Virginia climbs to No. 13 in latest AP Poll

Virginia climbs to No. 13 in latest AP Poll

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Big win over Clemson moves the Cavaliers up! Virginia’s upward trend in the AP Poll continues as the Hoos climbed five spots from No. 18 to No. 13 after their dominating road win over Clemson. The Cavaliers are currently alone atop the ACC with a 5-0 record and hold a 9-2 record overall. At Clemson, Virginia shot 61% from the field and 56% from three as five players hit double-digits for the third time in four games. This is the highest the Cavaliers have been in the rankings since they fell to No. 15 following their loss to San...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 16, 2021
Pack Line Pledge #5: Virginia dominates Clemson in Pack Line Pledge Game

Pack Line Pledge #5: Virginia dominates Clemson in Pack Line Pledge Game

Don’t look now, but the Virginia Cavaliers looked to be back in Tony Bennett form on Saturday night as the Hoos served up a Pack Line Pledge game to the Clemson Tigers, dominating start to finish with a 85-50 victory. The No. 12 Tigers never stood a chance against a hungry Cavaliers squad that is looking to prove that they’re here to compete in the conference once again. It’s one of the most lopsided road victories in AP poll history, and it’s definitely deserving of a Pack Line Pledge game. Forgot what and how much you pledged? Scroll to the bottom of this post. You...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 16, 2021
No. 18 Virginia red hot in 85-50 win over No. 12 Clemson

No. 18 Virginia red hot in 85-50 win over No. 12 Clemson

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports Well, that was a ton of fun. No. 18 Virginia needed a big win for its resume, and the Cavaliers delivered with an 85-50 win over the No. 12 Clemson Tigers. It was the 11th straight win for Virginia against Clemson, and this one was never in doubt. The Cavaliers improved to 9-2 on the season and 5-0 in the ACC, winning their 13th straight ACC game dating back to last season. Clemson, which was coming off of a long COVID pause, fell to 9-2 (3-2 ACC). Once again, five players scored in double-digits for the Hoos, led by Sam Hauser and Tomas...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 13, 2021
No. 18 Virginia dominates Notre Dame, 80-68

No. 18 Virginia dominates Notre Dame, 80-68

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Hoos hot offensively as Virginia improves to 4-0 in ACC play. The game time for Virginia’s Wednesday afternoon game against the Irish changed several times, but the Hoos were clearly ready to play as they used hot scoring to take down Notre Dame, 80-68. Virginia improved to 8-2 (4-0 ACC) on the season with the win, while Notre Dame fell to 3-8 (0-5 ACC). Five players hit double digits for the Cavaliers in the win, led by Jay Huff with 18 points. Casey Morsell was fantastic in the win, scoring 15 points on 6-for-7 shooting, including...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 13, 2021
Virginia Basketball’s NET Report

Virginia Basketball’s NET Report

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Still early and cancellations have cost the team but opportunities are ahead A little over a third of the way through the season, the Virginia Cavaliers’ men’s basketball team is projected to make the NCAA Tournament. Those projections are still largely based on the Hoos’ preseason projections and expectations. As a refresher, when the NCAA Tournament committee convenes to set the NCAA Tournament bracket, they use the “NET” rankings to determine who receives the at large bids and seed lines. A team’s NET ranking is compromised of a...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 13, 2021
Virginia Baseball’s Branden Kline Retires

Virginia Baseball’s Branden Kline Retires

(Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE) After a career beset by injuries, Kline calls it a career After a stellar career with the Virginia Cavaliers, Branden Kline was selected 65th overall in the 2012 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Since then, he has made appearances with the Orioles and been a mainstay with the Bowie Baysox and Norfolk Tides in the Orioles’ farm system. Today, after a career beset with injuries, Kline called it a career. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Branden Kline (@brandenkline16) Kline...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 13, 2021
The Big Preview: Virginia Cavaliers host Notre Dame

The Big Preview: Virginia Cavaliers host Notre Dame

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports Just a couple of weeks ago, the Virginia Cavaliers kicked off ACC play in South Bend, IN against Notre Dame with a 67-56 win over the Fighting Irish. Since then, they’ve won two more games, with varying levels of success. The Irish, on the other hand, have lost two more games although they took UNC to the wire in Chapel Hill, falling 66-65. The Irish led with under two minutes remaining but failed to get key stops and missed a golden opportunity to win the game. Down by one with nine seconds remaining, that’s an awfully good look and...
Streaking The Lawn Jan 11, 2021
Pack Line Pledge #4: Virginia rolls with another ACC win over Boston College

Pack Line Pledge #4: Virginia rolls with another ACC win over Boston College

The Virginia Cavaliers notched their fourth Pack Line Pledge game of the season with a 61-49 win over Boston College last Saturday to improve to 7-2, 3-0 ACC. Pack Line Pledge games seem a little harder to come by these days as we continue pushing through this bizarre season full of postponements and cancellations, and as teams across the country (other than Gonzaga) struggle to build momentum. For those of you who committed to the Extra Credit Bonus, that’s an extra $1.00 donation this time around as the Hoos held them to just under 50! Forgot what and how much you...

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