2016–17 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team represented the University of Virginia during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, in their 112th season of play. The team was led by head coach Tony Bennett, in his eighth year, and played their home games at John Paul Jones Arena as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 23–11, 11–7 in ACC play to finish in ACC play to finish in a tie for fifth place. They defeated Pittsburgh in the second round of the ACC Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Notre Dame. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 5 seed in the East region. There they defeated UNC Wilmington in the First Round before losing in the Second Round to Florida.

2016–17 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball
Virginia Athletics wordmark.svg
Emerald Coast Classic champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 24
2016–17 record23–11 (11–7 ACC)
Head coachTony Bennett (8th season)
Associate head coachRon Sanchez (8th season)
Assistant coachJason Williford (8th season)
Assistant coachBrad Soderberg (2nd season)
Offensive schemePrinceton, Motion
Base defensePack line
Home arenaJohn Paul Jones Arena
Seasons
2016–17 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#16 Florida State 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
#14 Notre Dame 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
#10 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#7 Duke 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
#24 Virginia 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Syracuse 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Clemson 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
NC State 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Pittsburgh 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
Boston College 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
2017 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

Coming off of two highly successful regular seasons in 2014 and 2015, but with early exits from the NCAA Tournament each time, and with the final season for seniors Malcolm Brogdon and Anthony Gill, expectations were high for the program in 2015–16. However, the regular season was mixed: despite wins against programs like West Virginia, Villanova, California, and North Carolina, the team also suffered upsets to Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and Florida State. Despite this, the Cavaliers finished the season 29–8 overall and 13–5 in conference play, finishing in second place in the ACC. They fell in the ACC Tournament championship to North Carolina.[1] However, they received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, and received their second No. 1 seed in three years.[2] In the Tournament, they defeated Hampton,[3] Butler,[4] and Iowa State to advance to their first Elite Eight in twenty-one years.[5] There, they lost to Syracuse, despite leading by 14 at halftime.[6]

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Malcolm Brogdon 15 G 6'5" 215 RS Senior Atlanta, Georgia Graduated/Milwaukee Bucks
Anthony Gill 13 F 6'8" 228 RS Senior High Point, North Carolina Graduated/MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg
Jeff Jones 24 F 6'6" 213 Senior Charlottesville, Virginia Academically ineligible[7]
Caid Kirven 24 F 6'8" 228 Senior Raleigh, North Carolina Graduated
Austin Nichols 1 F 6'9" 232 RS Junior Collierville, Tennessee Dismissed from team[8]
Evan Nolte 11 F 6'9" 228 Senior Milton, Georgia Graduated
Mike Tobey 10 C 7'0" 255 Senior Monroe, New York Graduated/Charlotte Hornets

2016 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ty Jerome
PG
New Rochelle, NY Iona Preparatory School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) September 2, 2014[9] 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 87
Kyle Guy
PG/SG
Indianapolis, IN Lawrence Central HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) October 20, 2014[10] 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 92
Jay Huff
PF
Durham, NC Voyager Academy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 190 lb (86 kg) May 21, 2015[11] 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 83
De'Andre Hunter
SF
Philadelphia, PA Friends' Central School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) September 12, 2015[12] 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 83
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 13   247Sports: 8  ESPN: 8
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Virginia 2016 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  • "2016 Virginia Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  • "2016 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 26, 2016.

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RosterEdit

2016–17 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Devon Hall 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) RS Jr Cape Henry Collegiate School Virginia Beach, Virginia
G 2 Justice Bartley (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 212 lb (96 kg) So Montrose Christian School Lilburn, Georgia
G 4 Marial Shayok 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Jr Blair Academy Ottawa, Ontario
G 5 Kyle Guy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Lawrence Central HS Indianapolis, Indiana
G 10 Trevon Gross Jr. (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 206 lb (93 kg) So St. Benedict's Prep School Jackson, New Jersey
G 11 Ty Jerome 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Fr Iona Preparatory School New Rochelle, New York
F 12 De'Andre Hunter   6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Fr Friends' Central School Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
F 21 Isaiah Wilkins 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Greater Atlanta Christian Atlanta, Georgia
F 24 Jeff Jones (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Sr St. Anne's-Belfield School Charlottesville, Virginia
F 25 Mamadi Diakite 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 214 lb (97 kg) RS Fr Blue Ridge School Conakry, Guinea
F 30 Jay Huff   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Voyager Academy Durham, North Carolina
F 31 Jarred Reuter 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 243 lb (110 kg) So Brewster Academy Marion, Massachusetts
G 32 London Perrantes 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Sr Crespi Carmelite HS Los Angeles, California
C 33 Jack Salt 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 247 lb (112 kg) RS So Westlake Boys HS Auckland, New Zealand
G 51 Darius Thompson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 196 lb (89 kg) RS Jr Blackman HS/Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: March 14, 2017

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
F/C Jack Salt Mamadi Diakite
F Isaiah Wilkins Jarred Reuter
G/F Marial Shayok Darius Thompson
G Devon Hall Kyle Guy Justice Bartley
PG London Perrantes Ty Jerome Trevon Gross, Jr.

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Spain exhibition games
Aug 10, 2016*
at Madrid Generals W 91–82 
 17  Tied                Pabellón Felipe Reyes 
Getafe, Spain
Aug 11, 2016*
at Madrid Generals W 78–76 
 14  Tied              Pabellón Felipe Reyes 
Getafe, Spain
Aug 13, 2016*
at Albacete Basket W 70–44 
 14  Huff   8  Salt        Pabellón del Parque 
Albacete, Spain
Aug 16, 2016*
at Sant Julià All-Stars W 72–62 
 14  Perrantes              Pavelló Esportiu Municipal 
Sant Julià de Vilatorta, Spain
Aug 17, 2016*
at Sant Julià All-Stars W 85–49 
 14  Nichols              Pavelló Esportiu Municipal 
Sant Julià de Vilatorta, Spain
Regular season
Nov 11, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 8 at UNC Greensboro W 76–51  1–0
 15  Shayok   9  Wilkins   3  3 Tied  Greensboro Coliseum (5,513)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Nov 15, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 8 St. Francis Brooklyn
Emerald Coast Classic
W 72–32  2–0
 11  Nichols   6  Thompson   3  Tied  John Paul Jones Arena (14,471)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Nov 20, 2016*
1:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 8 Yale W 62–38  3–0
 15  Shayok   9  Wilkins   7  Perrantes  John Paul Jones Arena (14,242)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Nov 22, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 7 Grambling State
Emerald Coast Classic
W 90–34  4–0
 20  Guy   7  Reuter   5  Jerome  John Paul Jones Arena (13,235)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Nov 25, 2016*
7:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 7 vs. Iowa
Emerald Coast Classic semifinals
W 74–41  5–0
 14  Reuter   9  Reuter   4  Tied  The Arena at NWFSC (2,196)
Niceville, Florida
Nov 26, 2016*
7:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 7 vs. Providence
Emerald Coast Classic championship
W 63–52  6–0
 11  Tied   7  Perrantes   6  Perrantes  The Arena at NWFSC (2,196)
Niceville, Florida
Nov 30, 2016*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 6 Ohio State
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 63–61  7–0
 19  Perrantes   6  Salt   3  Tied  John Paul Jones Arena (14,566)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec 3, 2016*
2:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 6 No. 25 West Virginia L 57–66  7–1
 14  Thompson   8  Wilkins   7  Perrantes  John Paul Jones Arena (14,623)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec 6, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 14 East Carolina W 76–53  8–1
 13  Guy   5  Tied   6  Thompson  John Paul Jones Arena (13,813)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec 17, 2016*
4:30 pm, ESPNU
No. 13 Robert Morris W 79–39  9–1
 13  Tied   6  Wilkins   6  Tied  John Paul Jones Arena (13,452)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec 21, 2016*
10:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 12 at California W 56–52  10–1
 17  Guy   6  Hall   5  Thompson  Haas Pavilion (11,877)
Berkeley, California
Dec 28, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 12 at No. 6 Louisville W 61–53  11–1
(1–0)
 10  Hall   7  Salt   7  Perrantes  KFC Yum! Center (22,090)
Louisville, Kentucky
Dec 31, 2016
2:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 12 No. 20 Florida State L 58–60  11–2
(1–1)
 14  Guy   7  Salt   4  Perrantes  John Paul Jones Arena (14,623)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan 4, 2017
9:00 pm, RSN
No. 11 at Pittsburgh L 76–88 OT 11–3
(1–2)
 16  Perrantes   9  Hall   3  Tied  Petersen Events Center (9,814)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jan 8, 2017
8:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 11 Wake Forest W 79–62  12–3
(2–2)
 24  Perrantes   8  Hall   2  Tied  John Paul Jones Arena (13,717)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan 14, 2017
Noon, ACCN
No. 19 at Clemson W 77–73  13–3
(3–2)
 25  Perrantes   13  Wilkins   2  Tied  Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)
Clemson, South Carolina
Jan 18, 2017
8:00 pm, ACCN
No. 16 at Boston College W 71–54  14–3
(4–2)
 13  Hall   9  Wilkins   6  Hall  Conte Forum (5,038)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Jan 21, 2017
2:00 pm, ACCN
No. 16 Georgia Tech W 62–49  15–3
(5–2)
 19  Shayok   6  Tied   4  Tied  John Paul Jones Arena (14,459)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan 24, 2017
8:00 pm, ACCN
No. 12 at No. 14 Notre Dame W 71–54  16–3
(6–2)
 22  Perrantes   9  Tied   5  Thompson  Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
Notre Dame, Indiana
Jan 29, 2017*
1:00 pm, FOX
No. 12 at No. 1 Villanova L 59–61  16–4
 15  Jerome   8  Wilkins   6  Perrantes  Wells Fargo Center (20,907)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb 1, 2017
8:00 pm, ACCN
No. 9 Virginia Tech
Commonwealth Clash
W 71–48  17–4
(7–2)
 17  Hall   9  Tied   4  Hall  John Paul Jones Arena (14,623)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb 4, 2017
Noon, ESPN2
No. 9 at Syracuse L 62–66  17–5
(7–3)
 14  Guy   6  Hall   8  Perrantes  Carrier Dome (27,553)
Syracuse, New York
Feb 6, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 No. 4 Louisville W 71–55  18–5
(8–3)
 18  Perrantes   11  Wilkins   4  Thompson  John Paul Jones Arena (14,623)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb 12, 2017
6:30 pm, ESPNU
No. 12 at Virginia Tech
Commonwealth Clash
L 78–80 2OT 18–6
(8–4)
 22  Perrantes   9  Wilkins   3  Perrantes  Cassell Coliseum (9,567)
Blacksburg, Virginia
Feb 15, 2017
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 14 No. 12 Duke L 55–65  18–7
(8–5)
 14  Perrantes   9  Wilkins   2  Perrantes  John Paul Jones Arena (14,623)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb 18, 2017
8:15 pm, ESPN
No. 14 at No. 10 North Carolina L 41–65  18–8
(8–6)
 13  Shayok   6  Hall   2  Tied  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Feb 20, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 18 Miami (FL) L 48–54 OT 18–9
(8–7)
 15  Hall   10  Wilkins   4  Thompson  John Paul Jones Arena (14,623)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb 25, 2017
Noon, ESPN
No. 18 at NC State W 70–55  19–9
(9–7)
 19  Guy   9  Hall   10  Perrantes  PNC Arena (16,718)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Feb 27, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 23 No. 5 North Carolina W 53−43  20−9
(10−7)
 17  Guy   9  Wilkins   5  Hall  John Paul Jones Arena (14,623)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Mar 4, 2017
Noon, ACCN
No. 23 Pittsburgh W 67−42  21−9
(11−7)
 22  Perrantes   9  Salt   3  Perrantes  John Paul Jones Arena (14,228)
Charlottesville, Virginia
ACC Tournament
Mar 8, 2017
9:00 pm, ESPN2/ACCN
(6) No. 21 vs. (14) Pittsburgh
Second round
W 75–63  22–9
 20  Guy   8  Wilkins   4  Jerome  Barclays Center (17,732)
Brooklyn, New York
Mar 9, 2017
9:00 pm, ESPN/ACCN
(6) No. 21 vs. (3) No. 22 Notre Dame
Quarterfinals
L 58–71  22–10
 12  Tied   9  Hall   6  Jerome  Barclays Center (17,732)
Brooklyn, New York
NCAA Tournament
Mar 16, 2017*
12:40 pm, truTV
(5 E) No. 24 vs. (12 E) UNC Wilmington
First round
W 76–71  23–10
 24  Perrantes   7  Hall   3  Tied  Amway Center (15,037)
Orlando, Florida
Mar 18, 2017*
8:40 pm, TNT
(5 E) No. 24 vs. (4 E) No. 20 Florida
Second round
L 39–65  23–11
 9  Diakite   10  Salt   3  Tied  Amway Center (17,308)
Orlando, Florida
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East Region.
All times are in Eastern Time..

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RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP 8 8 7 6 14 13 12 12 11 19 16 12 9 12 14 18 23 21 24 Not released 
Coaches 7 7 6 6 12 12 10 11 11 18 16 13 11 13 15 19 23 21 23 RV

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ACC championship: North Carolina continues revenge tour, beats Virginia". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  2. ^ "Virginia earns No. 1 seed in NCAA tournament, will play Hampton in first round". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  3. ^ PRESS, THE ASSOCIATED (2016-03-17). "Virginia clobbers Hampton 81-45 in NCAA Tournament". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  4. ^ Times-Dispatch, MIKE BARBER Richmond. "Virginia beats Butler, advances to Sweet 16". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  5. ^ "NCAA tournament: Virginia beats Iowa State, 84-71, to advance to Elite Eight". NorthJersey.com. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  6. ^ "Full-court press helps Syracuse stun Virginia for Final Four ticket". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  7. ^ Jeff Jones ruled academically ineligible, accessed January 26, 2017
  8. ^ Wiley, Paul (November 18, 2016). "BREAKING: Austin Nichols dismissed from Virginia basketball program". Streaking the Lawn. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Goodman, Drew (3 September 2014). "Recruiting Roundup! Virginia Basketball Secures Its First Commitment For the Class of 2016". Streaking the Lawn. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  10. ^ Goodman, Drew (20 October 2014). "COMMITMENT! Virginia Cavaliers Reel in Four-Star Guard Kyle Guy". Streaking the Lawn. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  11. ^ Hudtloff, Marty (May 21, 2015). "UVa Basketball Gets Verbal Commitment from 4-Star Forward Jay Huff". WVIR. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
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  14. ^ "Game 9 vs. East Carolina, Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)" (PDF). p. 1. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  15. ^ "2016-2017 SCHEDULE". Virginia Cavaliers. Retrieved December 4, 2016.