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UVa's Tony Bennett Named ACC Coach of the Year

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UVa head basketball coach Tony Bennett has been named the ACC Coach of the Year by the ACC media and the ACC coaches.  He led the 'Hoos to a 25-6 record, 16-2 in the ACC and Virginia's first outright ACC regular season championship in 33 years.

Bennett says, "When you get an award like that and I know every coach says it... but its true, it's the job your players did because they did a heck of a job, its as much of a reflection of the players and the coaching staff and the year we had, so I certainly appreciate it."

UVa sophomore guard Justin Anderson says, "that's the reason why I came here, he's a great coach, he's helped change this program around immensely and I think there's more to come, so awesome coach and I'm so proud that he got that award."

ACSMA 2013-14 Coach of the Year Voting

Tony Bennett, Virginia (68)

Roy Williams, North Carolina (6)

Jamie Dixon, Pitt (1)

Brad Brownell, Clemson (1)

Jim Larrañaga, Miami (1)

Virginia had been picked to finish fourth this season in the ACC.   Bennett is in his fifth season as head coach at Virginia.

The Cavaliers are the top seed for the upcoming ACC Tournament and will play Friday at noon against the winner of 8-seed Florida St. and 9-seed Maryland.

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