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jbcarol:
'I didn’t leave my house’: How Virginia coaches reacted to, moved on from historic UMBC loss




--- Quote ---On March 16 of 2018, head coach Tony Bennett was tasked with picking two players to join him on the podium postgame, for the assembled media and the millions watching on TV to see. He didn’t want to bring up the two senior leaders — rather, he assigned the duty to the two sophomore guards — Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy — the faces of the future.

“We’re going to go up there, and it’s going to be one of the hardest things you ever have to do, how you’re feeling and what you’re going to have to respond to,” Bennett said, “but it’s going to mark your life, and I said, and this is going to be something we’re going to try to overcome.”

Bennett received national acclaim for how he handled the aftermath of that loss, gaining immediate perspective on what it meant, and handling it with class. Only two weeks later, he’d be back at the Final Four, receiving his award as the AP National Coach of the Year.

For other coaches on Virginia’s staff, dealing with the loss wasn’t as easy.

“For two weeks after, I didn’t leave my house. I literally, I stayed at home," said now-associate head coach Jason Wiliford. "My wife would check on me. She would say, ‘Are you OK?’ I would say, ‘Just bring me a beer..."
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jbcarol:
$100,000 bonus is on the line tonight for Bruce Pearl.

jbcarol:
They’ve tipped off

jbcarol:
Shot clock violation. Cavs really guarding the perimeter.

jbcarol:
Cavs start cold.

jbcarol:
Cavs draw first blood going inside

jbcarol:
Auburn shooting from outside and missing from outside

jbcarol:
Auburn scores the first on an offensive rebound on another missed three.

jbcarol:
Cavs get another open basket at point blank range.  5-2 UVa

jbcarol:
Auburn goes inside and throws it down.

jbcarol:
Refs letting ‘em play

jbcarol:
Cavs get the first 3 of the game.  They’ve double up on Aubbie.

jbcarol:
Brown with the answer.  All the way down.

jbcarol:
UV 8-7 at 14:37.  Media timeout.

jbcarol:
Auburn with their first lead.

jbcarol:
Two fouls on Salt.  He’s the Salt of the Bench.

jbcarol:
Aubbie up 3 before the under 12 media time out.

jbcarol:
AU 13. UVA 12. Under 12 media time out

jbcarol:
Cavs have made one out of their last five shots.

jbcarol:
Auburn is 1-6 from Treyville and 4-5 inside the arc.

jbcarol:
Virginia may have only made five FGs but there were five assisted FGs.

jbcarol:
Hoop and the harm for Jerome

jbcarol:
Auburn wants the 3 and UVA is not giving it up.

jbcarol:
Auburn is 1-10 from 3

jbcarol:
Cavs up 18-13 at the 8:30 mark

jbcarol:
Auburn is continuing to have more success in close range.

jbcarol:
Auburn is shooting about 9% from long range.

jbcarol:
http://www.secsports.com/boxscore/mens-basketball/401123375

This shot chart graphically shows that Auburn is forcing from outside and owning the shot within the paint.

jbcarol:
New game 28-28 under 1:00

jbcarol:
McLemore for 3

jbcarol:
Halftime Auburn 31. Virginia 28

ICEman:
No under 4:00 tv timeout?🤔

jbcarol:

--- Quote from: ICEman on April 06, 2019, 05:49:32 pm ---No under 4:00 tv timeout?🤔

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They played through.

jbcarol:
Cavs had four blocked shots to none for Aubbie but the Tigers outrebounded UV 20-14.

jbcarol:
There were only seven total turnovers and nine personal fouls called.

jbcarol:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqAxe6PJOCw

jbcarol:
https://news.virginia.edu/content/doctors-orders-tips-watching-stressful-games

Pro tips for watching these stressful games.

Games generally do not take ten years off of your life.

jbcarol:
Virginia looks like they are blowed up.

jbcarol:
UV 34-31 under 16 MTO (14:28)

jbcarol:
Auburn is scoreless in the first 5.5 minutes of the second half.

jbcarol:
New game 36-up 13:33

jbcarol:
They are still letting ‘em play.

The only players with even two fouls are Salt and Dunbar.

jbcarol:
And then they call a foul on Guy when he looked to top all ball.

jbcarol:
UV has only made three FTs in this game.

jbcarol:
UV leading the block party 7-0.

jbcarol:
Under 12 MTO (10:39): UV 44-40

jbcarol:
Samir for three

jbcarol:
UV answers

jbcarol:
UV up 50-43 (8:46) on Jerome’s 3

jbcarol:
Austin Wiley with AU’s first blocked shot.

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