The Cavaliers have amassed a 295-103 (.741) record in 12 seasons under Bennett‘s direction. The Cavaliers have advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last seven seasons. Virginia has won 29 or more games in five of the last eight seasons, including a school-record 35 wins on the way to the NCAA Title in 2019.
The Cavaliers captured outright ACC regular-season titles in 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2021 and won the 2014 and 2018 ACC Tournament titles. The Hoos earned the No. 1 ranking in both polls in 2018 and 2019. UVA earned No. 1 seeds for the NCAA Tournament in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019.
In 2018, Tony Bennett won his third National Coach of the Year honor to rank second all-time behind the legendary John Wooden, who captured the award six times. Bennett was named the 2019 ACC Coach of the Year, his fourth time winning the award.
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UVA is 167-30, including a 132-15 mark the past nine seasons, at home under head coach Tony Bennett. Virginia is an ACC-leading 71-9 at home over the last nine seasons. In 15 seasons at JPJ, the Cavaliers are 205-46.
ESPN’s College Gameday made its first appearance at JPJ in 2015 then returned in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
The ‘Hoo Crew was named the Naismith National Student Section of the Year in 2014.
Mike Curtis, a UVA basketball alum is one of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the country. After stints at Michigan and in the NBA, Curtis returned to his alma mater to help head coach Tony Bennett build the Cavaliers into a national power.
Our physical preparation and training approach is a principle based holistic one. We utilize the most appropriate training methods and means for each individual athlete based on their needs, end goals, and baseline readiness. It is an athlete-centered process that focuses on the development and enhancement of physical qualities that underpin the general and specific needs of the basketball athlete. Our primary objective is to logically and progressively expose our student-athletes to the appropriate acute and long-term training stimulus in an effort to elicit positive physical and mental adaptations necessary to build a more durable and biologically powerful basketball player.