College basketball: No. 1 Gonzaga beats No. 11 West Virginia in Jimmy V Classic

Joel Ayayi matched his career high with 21 points and Andrew Nembhard and Corey Kispert each had 19, and No. 1 Gonzaga rallied to beat No. 11 West Virginia 87-82 on Wednesday night in the Jimmy V Classic.

The Bulldogs (3-0) struggled to get in sync early and again after freshman Jalen Suggs injured an ankle in the first half. But Gonzaga used a late 13-4 run to take control and scored six straight points late to seal it.

Derek Culver led West Virginia (3-1) with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Oscar Tshiebwe had 14 points and nine rebounds before fouling out with 7:26 to play. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak and dropped the Mountaineers to 0-5 in the series.

This did not look like the same Gonzaga team that won two shootouts last week.

The shooters struggled early and just when it seemed they were about get

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First Look: University of Virginia Cavaliers

Boston College (6-4) plays in their season finale on Saturday against the University of Virginia (4-4) in Charlottesville. Bronco Mendenhall’s squad will look to make it four in a row after winning against Louisville, UNC and Abilene Christian. 

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Statistical Leaders

Passing: Brennan Armstrong, 113-195 1571 yards 15 TD 8 interceptions

Rushing: Armstrong 399 yards, 4 TD,  RB Wayne Taulapapa 366 yards 4 TD, RB Shane Simpson 237 yards 2 TD

Receiving: RB Billy Kemp 52 rec 517 yards 1 TD, WR Terrell Jana 32 rec 392 yards 1 TD, WR Lavel Davis Jr. 14 rec 370 yards 4 TD, TE Tony Poljan 30 rec 300 yards 5 TD

Tackles: LB Nick Jackson 85 total, LB Zane Zandier 67 total, DB D’angelo Amos 46 total

Tackles for Loss: LB Charles Snowden 10, LB Noah Taylor 7, Zandier 7, Jackson 5

Sacks: Snowden 6, DL Jowon Briggs 3, Taylor 3,  LB Matt

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Weekly Kickoff: University of Virginia

On Saturday, Boston College concludes what could be the most challenging season the school has ever faced. In a year marked by COVID-19 outbreaks, game cancellations and player opt outs, the Eagles could end this season one of, if not the only program in FBS to not have an outbreak or case on the team. Every week, the results come back from the testing, and every week the Eagles remain negative.

It’s a testament to the toughness, sacrifice and dedication of this team, and a shining example of the leadership the new staff has brought to Chestnut Hill. Before we get into the game itself, it’s worth reflecting on the incredible effort this entire program has put into making sure this season happens, safely.

But there is one more game on the schedule, the University of Virginia. Bronco Mendenhall’s squad sits at a quiet 4-4, but don’t sleep on the

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College basketball rankings: Virginia plummets in Top 25 And 1 after San Francisco pulls off upset

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No ranked team had a more different first two games than Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers. On Wednesday, they opened with an 89-54 blowout of Towson in which they made 15 of the 29 3-pointers they attempted. Looked great. But then, on Friday, they suffered a 61-60 loss to San Francisco in which they missed nine of the 12 3-pointers they attempted. Looked terrible.

“[We have to] look in the mirror [and] grow from it,” Bennett told reporters after Friday’s loss.

The good news is that if there’s any program built to do exactly that, it’s probably the one that in 2018 became the first No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament history to lose to a No. 16 seed before bouncing back in 2019 and winning the NCAA Tournament. In other words, I’m not concerned about Virginia’s ability to bounce back. But

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College basketball: San Francisco knocks off No. 4 Virginia, 61-60

San Francisco’s Josh Kunen, left, is guarded by Virginia’s Justin McKoy during Friday’s game in Uncasville, Conn. Jessica Hill/Associated Press


UNCASVILLE, Conn. — San Francisco shocked No. 4 Virginia on Friday, scoring the biggest upset of the young college basketball season and the program’s biggest win in decades.

Jamaree Bouyea scored 19 points and the Dons used a late 8-0 run to beat the Cavaliers 61-60 in the Homelight Classic, part of the “Bubbleville” event at the Mohegan Sun arena in Connecticut.

Khalil Shabazz added 14 points and Taavi Jurkatamm had two big 3-pointers in the second half for USF (2-1), which was playing its third game in three days.

“For us to be able to compete like this on a national stage, on national TV, against one of the winningest programs in the country, this is a big, big step for our program,” said Todd Golden, the Dons’ 35-year-old

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No. 4 Virginia goes down as a huge favorite vs. San Francisco

It’s not quite losing to a 16 seed in March Madness, but Virginia was dealt the first major upset of the college basketball season.

Virginia, ranked No. 4, was a double-digit favorite over San Francisco. USF had already lost 76-68 to UMass Lowell this season.

And San Francisco ended up with the upset. The Dons won 61-60, with Virginia missing a 3-pointer in the final seconds. At least those who bet Virginia as a big favorite knew for a long time they had no chance to cover.

Virginia was a big favorite

Virginia was between a 14- and 15.5-point favorite at various sportsbooks before the game. It happened on a Friday morning with college football games going on, so the game at Mohegan Sun Casino probably didn’t get a lot of betting attention. It got interesting when USF had a lead after halftime and kept it for most of the

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College basketball rankings: Virginia, No. 4 in Top 25 And 1, shows shooting touch in debut; UCLA falls out


There’s an old saying among college basketball coaches that the best way to become a better-shooting team is to recruit and play better shooters. I was reminded of that on Wednesday when Virginia, a dreadful 3-point shooting team last season, bombed Towson from beyond the arc thanks to a pair of transfers who can alone make the Cavaliers real threats from deep.

Trey Murphy, a transfer from Rice, and Sam Hauser, a transfer from Marquette, combined to sink nine of the 11 3-pointers they attempted in Virginia’s 89-54 season-opening win over Pat Skerry’s Tigers. A 6-foot-9 guard, Murphy didn’t receive a waiver from the NCAA to play until Tuesday. Then he came off the bench Wednesday, took eight shots from beyond the arc, made six of them and finished with 21 points in 17 minutes.

“We’re so glad that he gets to play,” said Virginia coach Tony Bennett. “You

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Virginia basketball season preview: The Cavs are a blue blood

The cachet of that trophy combined with a litany of other achievements has pushed No. 4 Virginia into the conversation with other blue bloods, according to several college basketball analysts, where the expectation is to contend regularly for an NCAA title.

“Not that you’re going to win one every year, because nobody does that,” said Jay Bilas, ESPN’s lead men’s college basketball analyst. “But everybody knows you can, and so you’re just thought of in a different category, and that may be right or wrong.

“I don’t know what that is about our sports culture that does that, but once you do that, you’re up on a higher shelf in the game.”

Bilas cited the example of Duke, where he started for most of four seasons, including in 1985-86 when Coach Mike Krzyzewski reached his first NCAA tournament final. The Blue Devils subsequently advanced to the Final Four three more

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Morgan State University, Northern Virginia Community College receive grants for job training programs

At Morgan State, a historically Black university that serves more than 7,700 students in Baltimore, the gift will support academic programs in cryptocurrency, blockchain and mergers and acquisitions, said David Wilson, the school’s president.

“You would have to look long, very long, and hard to find African Americans, in particular, in those areas,” Wilson said. “Bank of America has recognized that and has raised its hand to say, ‘We have to do something about this, and it has to go beyond checking a box.’ ”

Anne Kress, president of the more than 51,000-student Northern Virginia Community College, said the grant will fund scholarships and provide support for FastForward — a short-term workforce credential program that trains students for jobs in the health care and information technology fields. Most programs take between six and 12 weeks to complete.

Kress said short-term programs have gained popularity “because people can plan for that

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University of Virginia and Teachstone Partner to Help Early Childhood Educators Pursue Industry Credential and Earn College Credit

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As many child care centers and PreK programs reopen this fall, numerous providers are looking for ways to support their teachers at a time when families need experienced child care educators more than ever. A new partnership between Teachstone and the University of Virginia (UVA) helps new and veteran educators strengthen their practice and earn college credit from one of the nation’s premiere universities.

Through the partnership, UVA’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies will offer a series of online courses delivered in collaboration with Teachstone that culminate in the industry standard Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Educators who complete the courses earn nine college credits from UVA, which can build toward a bachelor’s degree. 

The courses are based on Teachstone’s

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