Monday (updated with Sene news): Big win for UVa; Tech fizzles at home; Your ACC tournament pairings
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Senior center Assane Sene of the Virginia men’s basketball team will not play for the Cavaliers again this season, UVa head coach Tony Bennett announced on Monday.
“Assane remains a member of our team, but even if he is physically able he will not play in games again this season because of a violation of team rules,” Bennett said. “As I have said previously, we have expectations for the players in our program.
“Assane has made many significant contributions to our team and I appreciate those contributions. He will remain a part of our team as long as he meets the expectations we’ve established from this point on.”
Sene suffered a fracture in his right ankle in the first half of a game at Georgia Tech on Jan. 19. He underwent surgery on the ankle on Jan. 20.
VIRGINIA GETS A HUGE WIN ON THREE FRONTS,as the Cavaliers’ 75-72 overtime victory at Maryland secures the No. 4 seed in the ACC tournament, stops a recent slide and further solidifies their NCAA tournament resume.
VIRGINIA TECH FALLS TO THE NO. 10 SEED
in the ACC tournament after losing to N.C. State 70-58 at Cassell Coliseum.
ACC TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS
Games on WDBJ and ESPNU
No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 9 Wake Forest, noon
No. 5 NC State vs. No. 12 Boston College, 2 p.m
No. 7 Clemson vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Miami vs. Georgia Tech , 9 p.m.
Semifinals, 1 and 3 p.m.
Championship game, 1 p.m.
-Be sure to check out Andy’s Q&A with Charley Wiles, who touches on the Signing Day controversy and many other topics.
-Kentucky finishes an unbeaten run through SEC play with a 74-59 win over Florida.
-Denny Hamlin wins at Phoenix, where his title run was derailed two years ago. Floyd County native Darian Grubb gets his first victory as Hamlin’s crew chief, as well. Full results are here.
-The league will investigate claims that the Redskins had a bounty program for big hits under former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
-If you missed the story that broke Friday afternoon about the Saints’ bounty program under Williams, it’s here.
-The MLB players union says it knows who leaked Ryan Braun’s failed drug test to ESPN but won’t pursue a lawsuit.
-The Pirates sign Andrew McCutchen to a six-year contract.
-Deron Williams scores a franchise-record 57 points as the Nets beat the Bobcats 104-101.
-Kobe Bryant scores 33 as the Lakers defeat the Heat 93-83.
YOUR SIX-WORD STORIES
-Monday’s topic was Seth Greenberg’s sideline demeanor in six words. A few highlights:
-From Big E: Man needs to visit Dr. Phil !!!!!
-From hokie24: Pounding the scorer’s table since 2003.
-From Trevor: Greenberg to star in “Anger Management.”
-From Rick H: ‘Even Prozac would miss on him’
-From RP: At least he’s not Bob Knight
NAME THAT TUNE
Breakfast table in an otherwise empty room…