10 Questions For Virginia Basketball 2018-2019 Part II

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Virginia opens the season ranked No. 5 in the nation.
Mamadi Diakite rises up for a shot. ~ Kris Wright

The Virginia basketball program has won at least 20 games for seven straight years and at least 29 games in four of the last five seasons. That includes last season’s 31-win campaign where the team grabbed both the ACC Regular Season Championship and the ACC Tournament title.

The Cavaliers will try to extend that 20-win streak and more when they open the 2018-2019 season on Tuesday with Towson at the John Paul Jones Arena. That contest is set for 7 p.m. on the ACC Network. The Hoos will play a second game in the week with a home game against George Washington on Sunday Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.

As the Hoos prep for tipoff, it’s time for the second part of the annual preseason questions facing Tony Bennett’s club. The idea is to break down 10 big questions surrounding this year’s team. UVA fans already have plenty of reasons to discuss the team, but hopefully this sparks a little conversation or some thought just ahead of tipoff. Part I is here.

Let’s go!

10 Preseason Questions For Virginia Basketball

5. How Much Does Mamadi Diakite Keep Improving?

During UVA’s Media Day last Thursday, coach Tony Bennett noted that redshirt junior forward Mamadi Diakite could be an ‘X’ Factor for