Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball: Wikis


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Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia Cavaliers athletic logo

University University of Virginia
Conference ACC
Location Charlottesville, VA
Head coach Tony Bennett (incoming year)
Arena John Paul Jones Arena
(Capacity: 14,593)
Nickname Cavaliers
Colors Navy Blue and Orange


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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1981, 1984
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1981, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1995
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1993, 1995
NCAA Tournament appearances
1976, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2007
Conference tournament champions
Conference regular season champions
1981, 1982, 1983, 1995, 2007

The Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball program represents the University of Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference in the NCAA's Division I. Tony Bennett, the former coach of Washington State University, has been hired to replace Dave Leitao as head basketball coach.



Years of basketball 102
First season 1905-06
Head coaches (all-time) 10
All Games
All-time record 1351-1045-1
20+ win seasons 16
30+ win seasons 1
Home Games
John Paul Jones Arena 42-17
University Hall 402-143
Memorial Gymnasium 286-158
ACC Games
ACC Record 315-448
ACC Regular Season Championships 5 (1981, 1982, 1983, 1995, 2007)
ACC Tournament Championships 1 (1976)
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Appearances 16
NCAA W-L record 22-16
Sweet Sixteen 7 (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1993, 1995)
Elite Eight 4 (1981, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1995)
Final Four 2 (1981, 1984)
Accurate as of the end of 2006/07 season

Retired numbers

John Paul Jones Arena
University Hall
No. Position Year Player
3 United States SG 1981 Jeff Lamp
14 United States PG 1955 Buzzy Wilkinson
20 United States SG/SF 1992 Bryant Stith
40 United States SG 1973 Barry Parkhill
No. Position Year Player
41 United States SF 1976 Wally Walker
44 United States PG 2009 Sean Singletary
50 United States C 1983 Ralph Sampson

Retired jerseys

No. Position Year Player
5 United States SG 1998 Curtis Staples
44 United States PG 2008 Sean Singletary

"Jersey retirement honors Virginia players who have significantly impacted the program. Individuals recognized in this way will have their jerseys retired, but their number will remain active."[1]

Notable alumni

Name Position Year Notes
Cory Alexander PG 1995 1995 NBA Draft 1st Round Pick - San Antonio Spurs, 29th, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats
Junior Burrough SF 1995 Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets
Herb Busch C 1959 New York Knicks
Rick Carlisle PG 1984 Coach - Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets
Steve Castellan C 1979 Boston Celtics
John Crotty PG 1991 Charlotte Hornets, Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Supersonics, Detroit Pistons
Frank DeWitt F 1972 Buffalo Braves
Kenton Edelin C 1984 Indiana Pacers
Gus Gerard C 1974 Carolina Cougars, St Louis Spirits, Denver Nuggets, Buffalo Braves, Detroit Pistons, Kansas City Kings, San Antonio Spurs
Marc Iavaroni PF 1978 New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz
Jeff Jones PG 1982 Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors
Andrew Kennedy F 1987 Philadelphia 76ers
Jeff Lamp SG 1981 1981 NBA Draft 1st Round Pick - Portland Trail Blazers, 5th, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs
Bill Langloh G 1977 Boston Celtics
Lewis Lattimore F 1981 Milwaukee Bucks
Roger Mason SG 2002 Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Currently a member of the San Antonio Spurs
Scott McCandlish C 1972 Portland Trail Blazers
Jim Miller F 1985 Utah Jazz
Cornel Parker G 1994 Golden State Warriors
Barry Parkhill G 1973 1973 NBA Draft 1st Round Pick - Portland Trail Blazers, 15th, Virginia Squires, St Louis Spirits
Olden Polynice C 1987 1987 NBA Draft 1st Round Pick - Chicago Bulls, 11th, Seattle Supersonics, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers
Lee Raker F 1981 San Diego Clippers
Craig Robinson F 1983 Boston Celtics
Jamal Robinson SF/SG 1997 Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat
Ralph Sampson C 1983 1983 NBA Draft 1st Round Pick - Houston Rockets, 1st, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Bullets
Tom Sheehey F 1987 Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls
Bryant Stith SF 1992 1992 NBA Draft 1st Round Pick - Denver Nuggets, 13th, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers
Wally Walker SF 1976 1976 NBA Draft 1st Round Pick - Portland Trail Blazers, 5th, Seattle Supersonics, Houston Rockets
Buzzy Wilkinson G 1955 Boston Celtics
Othell Wilson PG 1984 Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings

National honors

Students support their Virginia Cavaliers at a Virginia basketball game in University Hall, January 2006.
Naismith College Player of the Year
1981 Ralph Sampson
1982 Ralph Sampson
1983 Ralph Sampson
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Hall of Fame Award
(Most Outstanding Senior College Player under six-feet tall)
1984 Ricky Stokes
First Team All American
1915 William Strickling
1955 Buzzy Wilkinson
1972 Barry Parkhill
1973 Barry Parkhill
1980 Jeff Lamp
Ralph Sampson
1981 Jeff Lamp
Ralph Sampson
1982 Ralph Sampson
1983 Ralph Sampson


Head Coach Years Win-Loss Pct.
Henry Lannigan 1905-1929 254-95 .727
Roy Randall 1929-1930 3-12 .200
Gus Tebell 1930-1951 241-190 .559
Evan “Bus” Male 1951-1957 67-88 .432
Billy McCann 1957-1963 40-106 .274
Bill Gibson 1963-1974 120-158 .432
Terry Holland 1974-1990 326-173 .653
Jeff Jones 1990-1998 146-104 .584
Pete Gillen 1998-2005 118-93 .559
Dave Leitao 2005-2009 63-60 .512
Tony Bennett 2009-


External links

See also


  1. ^ 2008 Virginia Football Media Guide, page 175. The University of Virginia has not released a similar official policy statement regarding basketball jerseys, but the same "retired jerseys" terminology is being used as to both the football and basketball programs.


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