Shayok, Reuter transferring from Virginia basketball program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia coach Tony Bennett says junior Marial Shayok and sophomore Jarred Reuter are transferring. Bennett made the announcement Wednesday. He thanked both players for their work at Virginia and wished them well. Shayok, a 6-foot-5 guard from Ontario, Canada, made 23 starts for the Cavaliers.

VCU welcomes Rhoades back, he says career ride 'stops here'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Mike Rhoades received what felt like a hero's welcome when he returned to Virginia to be introduced Wednesday as VCU's next men's basketball coach. The popular former assistant was re-introduced to Rams fans Wednesday at the Siegel Center, where his work over five years with Shaka Smart endeared him to the VCU faithful.

Virginia seeking more offensive solutions going forward

Virginia's Tony Bennett is facing a stinging reality. "We've got to improve our program," the Cavaliers men's basketball coach said after fifth-seeded Virginia lost 65-39 to No. 4 Florida . Bennett cautioned all season that this year's team was lacking the experience that fueled the Cavaliers to three straight high seeds in the NCAA Tournament.

Leon, Robinson shine, Florida routs Virginia 65-39 in NCAAs

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- For a team that puts so much energy and effort into defense, Florida's performance against Virginia was as close to perfect as possible. Devin Robinson had 14 points and 11 rebounds, the fifth double-double of his career, and the fourth-seeded Gators handled the No. 5 seed Cavaliers 65-39 on Saturday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Latest: After quiet start, March Madness gets big upset

The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:05 p.m. It took three days for the NCAA Tournament to produce a major upset. It was a stunner that busted a ton of brackets. Villanova, the defending national champion and the top overall seed, was upended by eighth-seeded Wisconsin 65-62. Fellow No.

Virginia, Florida to throw down in 'smash mouth' hoops game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- No. 4 seed Florida (25-8) vs. No. 5 seed Virginia (23-10) Second round, East Region; Orlando, Florida; 8:40 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Matchup features two of the nation's top defenses, so don't expect a high-scoring affair. The Cavaliers rank second in the country in defensive efficiency, two spots higher than the Gators. "It's going to be a war of attrition," Virginia coach Tony Bennett said.

Perrantes, Shayok carry Virginia to 76-71 win against UNCW

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Defensive-minded Virginia showed it can play with a little offensive tempo, even using five guards to outpace UNC Wilmington. London Perrantes scored 24 points, Marial Shayok added a career-high 23 off the bench and No. 5 seed Virginia rallied from 15 points down to beat 12th-seeded UNC Wilmington 76-71 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

FSU, Florida, Virginia, Maryland on upset alert in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- With Florida State, Florida, Virginia and Maryland playing in the same venue, the Amway Center has the potential to become Upset Central in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. All of those higher seeds stumbled down the stretch and have enough flaws that professional and amateur bracketologists across the country have them on upset alert.

A quick look at Virginia-UNC Wilmington in the NCAA tourney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- No. 5 seed Virginia (22-10) vs. No. 12 seed UNC Wilmington (29-5) First round, East region; Orlando, Florida; 12:40 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: This should be a contrast of styles, with Virginia's pack-line defense wanting to slow the game down and UNC Wilmington's high-scoring offense wanting to get up and down early and often. Whichever team controls the tempo probably will win. STAR WATCH: UNCW sophomore C.J.

Colson, No. 22 Notre Dame cruise past No. 21 Virginia 71-58

NEW YORK (AP) -- Since coming into the Atlantic Coast Conference four years ago, Notre Dame has more than held its own as a football school in a tough basketball league. There was one box the Fighting Irish had not checked yet, and they did it at the best possible time. Bonzie Colson had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 22 Notre Dame beat No.

Update on the latest in sports:

NBA-SCHEDULE Heat rally to beat Hornets UNDATED (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs now own a nine-game winning streak that has them atop the NBA's Southwest Division by seven games over Houston. Manu Ginobili (MAN'-oo jih-NOH'-blee) scored 19 points and David Lee had a double-double as the Spurs knocked off Sacramento, 114-104.

Perrantes, No. 21 Virginia pull away from Pitt, 75-63

NEW YORK (AP) -- The difference between how Virginia has played during its four-game winning streak as opposed to how it played during the four-game losing streak that preceded it is not that drastic. Coach Tony Bennett said the Cavaliers have made a few adjustments. They have been hitting a few more shots and taking a little better care of the ball since their February slump.

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Update on the latest in sports:

NBA-SCHEDULE Heat rally to beat Hornets UNDATED (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs now own a nine-game winning streak that has them atop the NBA's Southwest Division by seven games over Houston. Manu Ginobili (MAN'-oo zhih-NOH'-blee) scored 19 points and David Lee had a double-double as the Spurs knocked off Sacramento, 114-104.

Sitting on NCAA bubble, Wake Forest ousts BC in ACC tourney

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wake Forest was not going to play its way into the NCAA Tournament by beating last-place Boston College. The Demon Deacons did avoid playing their way out. Austin Arians gave Wake Forest a lift from 3-point range in the first half and finished with a season-high 17 points to help the Demon Deacons beat the Eagles 97-78 on Tuesday and advance to the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Perrantes leads No. 23 Virginia past Pitt, 67-42

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia coach Tony Bennett waited after No. 23 Virginia's 67-42 victory against Pittsburgh was over, and then waited again until London Perrantes had finished a postgame television interview before putting his arm around the point guard and walking off the court. It was what Bennett's father, Dick, did with him after his last college game, and seemed a fitting way to honor his lone senior.