Monday, March 30, 2009

Breaking: Tony Bennett to UVA

I guess Oklahoma fans can sleep easy that Jeff Capel won't be leaving anytime soon. According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, Washington State's Tony Bennett will be the new coach of the Virginia Cavaliers.

Bennett was a hot coaching item last year after taking the Cougars to the Sweet 16, but the team fell back to earth this season, going 17-16 and reaching the NIT. With Taylor Rochestie and Aron Baynes graduating, it seems like a pretty good time to get out of Pullman.

He will have his work cut out for him at UVA, however. The Cavs are coming off a season in which they went 4-12 in the ACC, second to last in the league. It's all bad. He does get the top six scorers back, including Sylvan Landesburg, who is coming off of a freshman season in which he averaged 16.6 ppg.

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