Fan Friday: Portal Fever & More Offseason Hoops Chatter

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While the NCAA Tournament rolls on, most of the country’s teams have entered offseason mode. That means a lot of portal talk and the coaching carousel, of course, but it also means fans dive into conversations on how to improve their teams. Virginia fans have spent a lot of time in that space after a First Four loss to Colorado State.

The Cavaliers lifted the National Championship trophy 5 years ago, but have since lost three opening NCAA Tournament games. The last two have come in frustrating fashion with the 2023 game ending on a tough turnover and opponent shot and the 2024 game sputtering to a blowout loss.

Here as some highlighted threads for what’s on the minds of UVA fans as the offseason begins to pick up steam:

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On the hill, Go Hoos!

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Isaac McKneely finished second in the ACC by shooting 44.5% from 3-point range.

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  1. If McKneely had not missed a key free throw against NC State in the ACC tournament, the Wolfpack most likely would not be in the Final Four, Duke would not have choked against an in-state school in North Carolina, and NCAA history would have been altered. Is that the “butterfly effect?” Perhaps.

    Tony needs to find a couple of capable “bigs,” reconsider the continuation of the pack-line defense, enhance the team’s offensive potential-perhaps by adding an assistant coach from a proven offensive program, consider full-court pressure like Georgetown in the John Thompson years, and getting transfers who are tough players (aren’t there still a lot of budding stars in Europe, Canada, South America, and Africa?). He’s built a successful program, but the end-of-year and post-season results have not been good since 2019.

    1. Agree with all your comments. Tony needs to reevaluate the program and make changes. The game has changed but he hasn’t!

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