2014-2015 Virginia Cavaliers Men's Basketball Schedule
It's another season sure to be packed with great moments
as the Virginia Cavaliers look to make their move up the conference standings, providing more than enough incentive to ditch
the couch and head out to make sure that you don't miss out this season. The Cavs have been building a strong team in recent
years and in 2013-2014 they showed what they were made of, topping the ACC in the regular season and putting together one
of their best seasons in program history. There's nothing quite like being there when the game is on the line and the Cavs
are looking to put another notch in their belt against a quality opponent, as they have all kinds of upside this season as
they look to do it all over again.
Every year when the college basketball season really begins to heats up John Paul
Jones Arena, the Charlottesville, Virginia home of the Virginia Cavaliers' basketball team, is one of the most thrilling places
in the world to be. For years the Cavaliers have proven themselves to be one of the elite teams in the ACC and are regularly
a major factor in the NCAA Tournament in March. The Cavaliers' schedule is loaded with games against some of the best college
basketball teams, with powerhouse programs like Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, Pitt and more all coming town to tip off with
the Virginia Cavaliers.
But it's certainly not only about the home games, as seeing the Cavs on the road can be every
bit as exhilarating. No matter where the Cavaliers show up this season, you're bound to find some blue and orange thanks to
the Cavaliers' faithful, which ranks as one of the strongest fan bases that you're going to find anywhere in the country.
Put it all together and it's simply another season that is sure to be absolutely loaded to the brim with rim-rocking jams,
spectacular blocked shots and nail-biting moments that will have you jumping out of your seat in no time as the Cavaliers
of Virginia look to shoot their way back to the top of the ACC.
Virginia Cavaliers Basketball Team Info
it comes to college basketball there is arguably no conference that is historically better or more dominant than the ACC,
a great group of teams that always keeps the Cavs on their toes if they want to have success. But the Cavs haven't just been
holding their own recently, as they've been completely thriving despite the gauntlet that is the ACC regular season schedule.
Showing an ability to win the big game both at home and on the road, the Cavs have started a winning tradition that has fans
eager to see if they can challenge for a title much sooner than later. With all kinds of fanfare emanating from the stands
and some superstar talent down on the court, it simply doesn't get any better than this.
The NCAA Basketball
John Paul Jones Arena is sure to be absolutely hopping with passion and intensity once again this season
as the Cavaliers look to make their mark in the ACC, giving you plenty of opportunities to head out and see the action first-hand.
Be there for all the bench-gripping excitement, from eye-popping blocked shots and smooth crossovers to heart-pounding finishes
that will have you talking about well after the final whistle. This is the type of sporting experience that is simply not
able to be duplicated no matter wo hard you try, and you'll see that loud and clear as soon as the crowd is on its feet for
all of the crucial possessions of a highly anticipated Cavs' game.
Virginia Cavaliers Basketball History
first formed a basketball team for the 1905-1906 season and in more than 100 years of playing the Cavaliers have taken part
in some of the most memorable games in the history of college hoops. The Cavaliers have yet to win their first National Championship
but they have made the Final Four twice, helping to give them a reputation for a team that can make a serious run in the Big
Dance. Last season was a watershed year as Virginia won the ACC regular season title and conference tournament en route to
a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament. In terms of their very best players, Ralph Sampson stands as the most decorated
Cavalier in the history of the program. In the early Eighties Sampson dominated at the college level and won the Naismith
Player of the Year Award, as well as the Adolph Rupp Trophy and the Oscar Robertson Trophy, three times each in 1981, 1982,
and 1983. Seven former Cavaliers have had their numbers retired: Jeff Lamp, Buzzy Wilkinson, Bryant Stith, Barry Parkhill,
Wally Walker, Sean Singletary, and Ralph Sampson. Add it all up and this is a great program that has a very bright future
ahead of it, making it a great time to be a Virginia Cavs basketball backer.
Virginia Cavaliers Basketball Trivia
you know how many points per game Ralph Samson scored his senior season with the Cavs?
The answer is 19.1, showing his
scoring upside on his way to becoming the number one overall pick by the Houston Rockets in 1983. Samson was far from just
a scorer, however, as he also averaged more than 11 rebounds per game each of his four seasons for the Cavs, making him arguably
the most complete player in program history and eventually leading to him being inducted in the College Basketball Hall of
Virginia Cavaliers Basketball Fans
It won't take you all that long to see why Virginia Cavaliers'
basketball has been such an integral part of the sports scene around Charlottesville, as this is a team that is always dripping
with dynamic talent and tend to have the type of team that can beat even the powerhouses in the basketball. Of course, it
helps that they are a powerhouses themselves, which has helped to create an incredible fan base that is never shy about showing
their support, passion or fanfare. With the Cavaliers ready to do battle with some of the very best teams in college basketball,
Cavs' fans will be there at every turn to cheer their team on to victory.