More hoops

Lots of great items in Jeff White's UVa notebook: --Sylven Landesberg isn't happy about missing out on the pre-season All-ACC team; he finished sixth in the voting. Let's hope he uses that as motivation.

--Another Virginia hoops star fared better in preseason voting:

On the women's side, that distinction belongs to senior guard Monica Wright, who Monday was named the ACC's preseason player of the year at the conference's media day in Greensboro.

I'm looking forward to seeing how the young women's team fares this year. Wright is the only senior, but there are five freshmen on Coach Debbie Ryan's squad.

--I love this:

Landesberg's new coach, Tony Bennett, made 49.7 percent of his 3-point attempts during an illustrious career at Wisconsin-Green Bay.

That's still an NCAA record, and Bennett, from all accounts, hasn't lost his touch.

Asked if he ever challenged his players to games of H-O-R-S-E, Bennett smiled and shook his head. "That'd be like taking candy from a baby," he said.


Lots of other great stuff over there; read the entire thing.